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21st Blackmore Vale Lions Half Marathon
Over £4000 raised for local good causes
The 21st Blackmore Vale Lions Half Marathon, organised by the Blackmore Vale Lions Club, was run on Sunday 3rd February 2013.
The Blackmore Vale Lions were pleased to be able to present cheques to The Youth Cancer Trust,
St Margaret’s Hospice and the Stalbridge Playing Field Trust, as well as helping other local causes from their Charity Trust Fund
The race takes place at the Playing fields, Bishops Caundle, nr Sherborne, Dorset with the helpful cooperation of the Football Club, the Parish Council, the School, and the Village Hall Committee.
The weather relented to give near perfect running conditions.
There were 618 entrants from all over the south of England with 511 finishing the half marathon and a further 20 completing the Fun Run.
The famous finish (1.25 miles uphill) was much talked about by the athletes but they all seemed to enjoy the pain!!
Stephen Way of Bournemouth Athletic Club returned again to dominate the men’s race with a time of 1:10:03
Second was Jacek Ceiluszeki also of Bournemouth Athletic Club in a time of 1:15:14
To complete the clean sweep Peter Thompson - Bournemouth Athletic Club was third in a time of 1:16:21
Helen Dyke of Poole Runners was the first lady in a time 1:23:04 and was also presented with the Honeybuns Special Goody Bag (the local gluten-free cake makers)
Helen then left in a hurry to swim in a Lions swimarathon in the afternoon!!
Last year’s winner Mel Varvel of VOTWO came second in a time of 1:26:22
Third was Janie Chapman of Bournemouth Athletic Club in a time of 1:28:24
The Men’s Team Race was won by Bournemouth Athletics Club comprising Stephen Way,
Jacek Ceiluszeki and Peter Thompson
The Ladies Team Race was won by Poole Runners - comprised of Helen Dyke, Becky Griffith, and Janice Palmer
The Fun Run was won by Ryan Walbridge with Nicola Clarke being the first lady.
As usual the race was well supported by a band of marshals, drink providers, recorders, referees, and most importantly the Blackmore Vale Lions Ladies who put on a feast at the end.
Results are published on the Lions web site at www.bvlions.yolasite.com
John Old - Race Secretary – 07753245271 email@example.com
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