Garden City Runners have fun in the sun at Wheathampstead

PUBLISHED: 09:36 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 22 May 2018

Garden City Runners gather before the start of the Wheathampstead 10K.

Garden City Runners gather before the start of the Wheathampstead 10K.

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A hot Wheathampstead 10K was the main focus for Garden City Runners as a big squad tackled the hilly off-road course that started and finished at Marford Playing Fields.

Garden City Runners had a big squad running at the Wheathampstead 10K.Garden City Runners had a big squad running at the Wheathampstead 10K.

In the absence of Neil Hume, it was left to GCR’s crack trio of Chris Jones, Paul Guy and Russell Casey to lead the charge.

Garden City Runners had a big squad running at the Wheathampstead 10K.Garden City Runners had a big squad running at the Wheathampstead 10K.

They tracked each other to finish ninth, 11th, and 12th in 38:59 respectively in times of 38 minutes 39 seconds, 38:54 and 38:59.

Garden City Runners had a big squad running at the Wheathampstead 10K.Garden City Runners had a big squad running at the Wheathampstead 10K.

James Dunmore, who finished in 41:57, said: “For a small event, it was extremely well marshalled and sign-posted and it was nice to see so many GCRs out.”

Garden City Runners had a big squad running at the Wheathampstead 10K.Garden City Runners had a big squad running at the Wheathampstead 10K.

Parkrun highlights included a fourth place for Paul Richardson at Panshanger and Adam Wadley’s second at Ellenbrook while there were also personal bests for Rob Casserley, Peter Lapthorne (both Panshanger), Neil Brittain, Robert Cartwright and Joy Allen (all Ellenbrook).

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