Perfect conditions for Phoenix Road Races

Saturday 17th November 2012

This year's Road Races took place on Sunday 11 November.

We couldn't have hoped for better conditions: bright sunshine and not a breath of wind. It meant that numbers of entries were mantained with 258 young athletes competing. The Friday-Ad mile featured 23 adult racers.

It has to be said that the organising team under the leadership of Dave Powell and Any Bone did a fantastic job and the day seemed to go off without a hitch. Particularly pleasing was the number of club members who came out to marshall. Their enthusiastic support was much appreciated, especially by parents and competitors alike.

There were plenty of Phoenix vests to be seen racing and much success by our own athletes. There were winners in the U9 boys (Lukas Nerurkar), U11 girls (Milly Dickinson), U13 girls (Almi Nerurkar), U15 boys (Archie Davis) and U17 men (Billy Wright). The winner of the Friday-Ad mile was Robbie Fitzgibbon who set a new course record in a time of 4:34.

Lance Bellers took most of the photographs here although he had to hand over his camera to Andrew H while he ran the mile race!

Full results can be found here.