Athletics: PB for Tobin in Billericay 10K

THE club was well represented in the Billericay 10k on Sunday morning.
The race, which is outstandingly organised, was affected by strong
winds which slowed the times down.

Thurrock’s squad were led in by Antony Tobin in 17th place. His time of
38m04s was an excellent personal best that could have been better if he
had not been impeded by a careless driver in the final few hundred
metres. Another pb went to Nick Trencher, also a relative newcomer to
the sport. His 39m52s was a welcome breakthrough into the sub 40 club.
His finishing position was 28th and he was 8th veteran. Jason Syrett
showed a great return to form after a long period of injury finishing
37th in 40m17.

Thurrock’s only trophy winner on the day was Mick Bumstead which
comfortably won the 60+ age group by finishing 45th in 40m45s.
Just behind him in 47th was Martin Mack who recorded 41m03s. Bernie
Johnson was 145th in 45m35s. The Club are hoping to enlist the services
of Antony Tobin’s brother Marc who was 32nd in 40m05s.

There were 600 finishers in the race.

Another road runner in action recently was Scott Rice who was 9th in
the monthly Serpentine 5k. He has battled all year with Steve Murtagh
who this time was 5th and with Springfield’s Gary Chandler who was
behind him this time in 13th place.

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