Boscombe 10k – the final DRRL 2016 race

A special medal was cast to mark the Championship wins in the 2016 DRRL
A special medal was cast to mark the Championship wins in the 2016 DRRL

The Dorset Road Race League for 2016 ended in style for BAC at the Boscombe 10k (superbly organised once again by Bournemouth Joggers) starting and finishing at Kings Park on Sunday 27 November. Despite the fact that both our mens’ and our ladies’ teams had sealed their positions at the top of their respective Division 1, and as League Champions, before the Boscombe 10k, there was no complacency, with the mens’ DRRL team of Alex Goulding, Billy McGreevy, Jez Bragg, Sanjai Sharma and Tom Paskins the first League team, and Nikki Sandell, Gemma Bragg and Yvonne Tibble the second ladies’ League team.  The entire squad then celebrated the League success with tea and cakes in the club office, which has rarely been so crowded, all organised by our Club Captain, Richard Nelson, without whose hard work and commitment the club’s road and cross country section would not be enjoying its current success – congratulations and many thanks, Richard!

The rear of the Championship medal
The rear of the Championship medal

No fewer than 26 BAC athletes competed in the Boscombe 10k, and here are the full BAC results:  4. Alex Goulding 35.36;  10. Billy McGreevy 36.07;  13. Jez Bragg 36.28;  17. Sanjai Sharma 36.47 (1st V55);  18. Tom Paskins 36.51;  26. Marcus O’Toole 37.34;  28. Damian Boyle 37.52;  31. Paul Consani 38.14;  45. Chris O’Brien 39.22;  47. Ross Blakemore 39.27;  57. Nikki Sandell 39.52 (2nd F; 1st FV40);  64. Adrian Townsend 40.13;  84. Gemma Bragg 41.57;  89. Steve Cox 42.31;  99. Yvonne Tibble 42.59 (1st FV55);  124. Ian White 44.13;  150. Steve Parsons 45.41;  151. Emma Dews 45.43;  152. Caroline Rowley 45.43;  169. Andy Gillespie 46.14;  215. Ian Graham 47.51;  226. Tamzin Petersen 48.14;  262. Helen Ambrosen 49.21;  265. Louise Price 49.29;  285. Kirsty Drewitt 50.27;  397. Sam Laws 55.44;  413. Will Price 56.51.  There were 555 finishers.

Some photos of the day………………….

Club Captain Richard Nelson sets up the banner at Kings Park assisted by his wife, Natasha
Club Captain Richard Nelson sets up the banner at Kings Park assisted by his wife, Natasha
The BAC squad celebrates its DRRL Championship status, both men and women
The BAC squad celebrates its DRRL Championship status, both men and women
There were also 3k and 1.5k races - Anya Sandell was the first girl in the 3k race
There were also 3k and 1.5k races – Anya Sandell was the first girl in the 3k race
Gemma Bragg's nephews Noah and Arlos show off their 1.5k race medals
Gemma Bragg’s nephews Noah and Arlos show off their 1.5k race medals

Photos of BAC athletes mostly courtesy of Graeme Miller and Steve Davis to whom many thanks…………………………..

Alex Goulding in Queens Park........
Alex Goulding in Queens Park……..
.........and in Kings Park
………and in Kings Park
Billy McGreevy in Queens Park
Billy McGreevy in Queens Park
Jez Bragg in Queens Park........................
Jez Bragg in Queens Park……………………
..........................and in Kings Park
……………………..and in Kings Park
Sanjai Sharma tracked by Tom Paskins in Queens Park
Sanjai Sharma tracked by Tom Paskins in Queens Park
Marcus O'Toole in Queens Park......................
Marcus O’Toole in Queens Park………………….
....................and in Kings Park
………………..and in Kings Park
Damian Boyle in Queens Park.........................
Damian Boyle in Queens Park…………………….
......................and in Kings Park
………………….and in Kings Park
Paul Consani in Queens Park
Paul Consani in Queens Park
Chris O'Brien in Queens Park....................
Chris O’Brien in Queens Park………………..
.........and about to finish
………and about to finish
Ross Blakemore in Queens Park...............
Ross Blakemore in Queens Park……………
........and in Kings Park
……..and in Kings Park
Nikki Sandell in Queens Park..........................
Nikki Sandell in Queens Park……………………..
......................and about to finish
………………….and about to finish
Adrian Townsend in Queens Park
Adrian Townsend in Queens Park
Steve Cox in Kings Park
Steve Cox in Kings Park
Yvonne Tibble in Queens Park.....................
Yvonne Tibble in Queens Park…………………
.........................and in Kings Park
…………………….and in Kings Park
Ian White in Kings Park
Ian White in Kings Park
Steve Parsons in Kings Park
Steve Parsons in Kings Park
Emma Dews and Caroline Rowley in Kings Park......................
Emma Dews and Caroline Rowley in Kings Park………………….
.....................and about to finish
…………………and about to finish
Tamzin Petersen in Kings Park
Tamzin Petersen in Kings Park
A special medal was cast to mark the Championship wins in the 2016 DRRL
A special medal was cast to mark the Championship wins in the 2016 DRRL