Vets win Silver in South Downs Way Relay
Monday 7th June 2010
On an extremely hot Saturday, the Phoenix teams ran very well considering the condtions, Phoenix records and leg PBs where always going to be difficult. Saying that Anita Jones managed a new PHX record on Leg 15 and Lenka Sobotkova got the record for Leg 9. The Ladies Team finished in 13 hours 50 mins and 58 seconds.
Andy Bone ran a new Phoenix Vets record on the long Leg 17, knocking almost a minute off the previous time, 35 seconds over the hour.
The A Team finished ninth which is a great result as five of the runners were vets (three over 50!) in a time of 12:14:06.
Interestingly four teams got lost on early legs and withdrew and one team got disqualified. This just goes to show what a tough race this is. Not getting lost or injured over the 100 mile course is all part of the fun! Also thanks to the drivers and navigators, Jim Whitelegg, Ray Matthews, Andy George and Sue Hudson, we couldn’t have done it without you guys.
The Cooper Cup (Age graded results) PHX Vets finished 2nd with 90.93% (Chichester Vets 1st - 91.63%). PHX A Team 85.46% (17th) and PHX Ladies 77.12% (39th).