The final race of the Regent’s Park winter series saw a good turnout from the Valley with three competitors making a good impression on a field of 370 competitors enjoying the three lap scenic route through one of London’s loveliest parks.
The six races series starts next month on the first Sunday of the month and get very busy at the height of the summer.
The conditions were good with a dry sunny morning providing a refreshing chill perfect for an inspired morning run with a slight breeze along the top straight parallel to the zoo.
Richard Hooley reports:
Regent’s Park Mornington Chasers 10km 7th February
Jake Hooley was the first Valley man home with an impressive time of 37:40 only improving his 37:42 from the January race which considering the slight wind was a very good result. He was 7th overall in the race and first junior home.
Next in was Christian Nielson producing a solid run of 39:37 slightly below his usual standard but impressive as it’s still early in the year and on the back of reduced training due to an additional family member in December. He managed to run three very evenly paced laps resulting in 16th position and second V40 prize.
Last in was Richard Hooley making steady progress with this his third 10km for 2016 the year he has targeted the holy grail of 38 minutes a time he has not been under since the mid nineties. He managed a disappointing 40: 38 compared with the previous month 40:29 and was effected by the wind on all three laps. He finished second V50 and 30th overall.