A warm and sunny Bank Holiday Monday welcomed a team of 21 Gees into the capital for the ever-popular Vitality 10,000.
The tone for the race had been set the day before where George Dollner and Chloe Crossman had exceptional runs in their Westminster Mile races. Finishing 2nd overall in the rankings in times of 4:23 and 5:02 respectively.
In the 10k, Hannah Irwin had the run of the day finishing 23rd in the ladies field in 34:59 - whilst not quite a PB, Hannah was still pleased with her performance;
“I was excited going in to the race as it has such a great atmosphere all the way round. I went out too hard and had to pay for it after 6k, and was surprised by how undulating the course actually was! It was nice to dip under the 35 minute mark again, but I know I can do more, so hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from here!”
Also running for the ladies were Eleanor Harrison (37:47), Emily Relton (41:43), Cecilia Siruffo (42:22), Jenni Friar (42:23) and Susanna Harrison (42:39).
For the men Simon Goldsworthy ran an excellent 32:06 to finish in the top 100, just ahead of Tom Griffiths (32:29). There were PBs for Matt McDaniel (32:51), pleased to have finally cracked 33mins, Rob Ingoldby (35:38), Nick Tearle (36:49) and Robin Boon (37:50).
Also running were Terry Booth (36:18), James Adams (36:54), Jonathan Monk (39:56), Andrew Flanagan (40:55) and Chris Nugent (42:57). Finally there was a good turnout from the Bens, Friend (38:22), Gilmore (39:23), Fiddes (41:52) and Evans (42:54).