Race six of the season was the longest and toughest of the season to date. The MA and LJ Bates nine kilometre handicap handed runners an out and back course with an uphill run to the turn. Blustery conditions on the outward leg contributed to the challenge.
Numbers were down due to other events occurring at the same time, but a quality field still gathered at the Stowport Hall for the start.
John Purton had the honour of leading the field away and led for some time before being overtaken by Ken Williams before the turn. Tim Dowling running his best race for some time, had raced into contention with White, Caroline Brett and Andrew Hay also looking chances. Williams led until the last kilometre when overtaken by White who finished strongly to repel all challenges.
Josh Febey recorded another promising effort for second with Dowling hanging on for third followed by Williams in fourth.
It was White’s first win with the Club. Although she commenced in 2015, this is the first year she has been able to run consistently. She has, however, been competing the last few years with the Coastal Senior Cycling Club with success. She finds mixing running and cycling training excellent for managing her fitness and avoiding injury.
Fastest male and female were Jason Fehlberg and Amie Bramich respectively.
Earlier, nominated time winners Milla Price, Emily Aichberger, Ashley Fehlberg and Grace Greenhill.