Kim Fawke impressed her fans once again with an amazing performance that helped her to retain her winning title intact at 10k Market Drayton road race.
Yes it was quite an erratic ambience with cool wind and heavy rain but nothing could deter the Telford veteran from her title goals. The 38-year-old lady runner who is an erstwhile AC Telford member, presently represents the Centurion Running.
Kim commenced her race with an amazing start that saw her coming out clear of her chasing pack in no time. It was a great challenge for Kim to find how many of her male counterparts she could actually leave behind.
The veteran athlete maintained the pressure relentlessly throughout that catapulted her towards a great triumph within a time limit of around 35 minutes & 13 seconds. It was more than 3 minutes clear in comparison to Kim’s closest rival.
The magnitude of Kim’s great performance was stressed by her thirteenth rank overall in the field of around 1,796 finishers. Clare Thurgood (2013 runner up ) from Orion Harriers faced a much stronger competition this time as she fought throughout with Clarke (Michelle) from Telford AC.
The competition for the 2nd place was o knife edge till finishing mark where Michelle made final last strike to zap the chase verdict by a single second in around 38:18.
A 6-runner squad contested the primary lead in men’s race yet as the chase unfolded it got restricted to the great trio including Joe Brocklehurst from Shrewsbury, Meirionnydd RC’s Tom Roberts & James Skelton.
Skelton fell away first whilst Tom caught up the pace and even left behind Brocklehurst. It was Roberts who came up with quite a commendable victory within 32 minutes & 31 seconds.