Speedy Scott on top at Ribble Valley 10K
Time was of the essence for Marc Scott at Sunday’s (29 December) Ribble Valley 10K where the course record was up for grabs in a highly competitive race.
Ribble Valley 10K is one of the leading events at this distance in the UK and a magnet for elite runners looking to post a fast time or a PB. Organised by Blackburn Harriers & AC and sponsored by Forbes Solicitors it once again, incorporated the North of England 10K Championships and held on a traffic-free course through picturesque Lancashire countryside.
A generous prize list worth over £1600 was an incentive to go hard and fast from the start. Promising a fierce contest for the top three places in the men’s and women’s race as well as the male and female course record and the £500 bonus prize.
Marc Scott of Cambridge & Coleridge AC returned to defend his title and did so in style, winning the men's race in 28:32 – knocking 26 seconds off the existing course record. Ben Dijkstra of Leicester Coritanian AC was runner up in 28:53 – only a second in front of Charlie Grice of Brighton Phoenix, third in 28:54.
Jess Judd did her club proud by winning the women’s race in 32:17 followed by Rachel Franklin of Manx Harriers in 33:24. Holly Archer of Cambridge & Coleridge AC was third in 33:27.
This race attracted runners of all standard who put their best foot forward around this fast course. They received a technical T-shirt for their efforts.
Register your interest for the 2020 race at the Ribble Valley website.
Image courtesy of Ribble Valley 10K