Trent Park Running Club are the Masters of Middlesex. In simple terms we smashed it. On Sunday we turned up to Cassiobury Park in Watford in very different conditions to the Sunday League race 5 weeks ago. It was raining and the course was muddy and puddly. The Middlesex Masters is shared with Hertfordshire which can make it difficult to see exactly how we stand as races take place but we shouldn’t have been concerned. The Trent Park teams won every age group except the MV60 where we were 3rd and FV55 where we didn’t enter a team.
The 40-49 and 50-59 male age groups ran together in race 1 over 9k and all the women plus the 60s and 70s men ran later over 7k. The VM40 men were led home by Charlie Bruce with a storming run which gave him the gold medal for overall champion. Charlie was joined on the podium by Jim Arrowsmith, Dan Marriott and David Weir as winning team, all of whom finished in the first 8. Scott Aiken led the MV50 team home with Jason Maloney, Adrian ‘Del’ Edwards and Andy Betton in the winning team and again all in the first 8. These winning teams were brilliantly backed up by Murray Rogers (MV40), Martin Morgan (MV50) and John Rose (MV50).
In the later race for women and older men we were again dominant. Our FV35 team finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd so there was no doubt about them winning the team prize. This fantastic team was Kat Alpe, Alex Baird and Aimee Jenner. When it came to the FV45 team things weren’t quite so clear cut but they did the job with Anna Sikorska, Melissa O’Hare and Christine Hawker champions. Anna also got the individual silver medal.
When it came to the MV60 team we couldn’t quite keep up the clean sweep of team prizes finishing in the bronze medal position. Stuart Manktelow who ran strongly to lead the team home, had identified some tough competition before the start and so it proved. Chas Taylor and Domenico Romanelli completed the three man team. Chas Taylor managed to get the silver for runner up in the V70 category. It is also worth noting that Robin Tremaine got a bronze medal in the Herts V60 team running for his 2nd claim club Watford Joggers.
A great day for the Club and lots to celebrate.