The counties longest running race held since 1961, the Cranham 5.8 Mile Boundary Chase returned to it’s original format of being on the road. After recent years of the course being off road, it consisted of one loop on the road and then finishing back on the cricket pitch grounds via a hilly ascent that takes your breath away!
A battle between city club’s Gloucester AC and Severn AC ended with a Gloucester team victory by one point,15 to Severn’s 16 pts.
Race winner Peter Haynes(Gloucester) established an early lead and held on up the final demanding climb to record his first open race victory in 35:48. Challengers, second placed Wayne Mayer 36:50 and third placed Dan Nurse(V40 Severn) 37:17, never closed down Haynes early lead. Fifth placed Jason Tilley(V40) 38:01 and ninth Peter Jeffrey(V55) 43:21 secured the victory for Gloucester. Severn packed in well with Andy Monro first Vet50 and first Cranham resident, sixth in 38:11. Nathan Pettit was seventh in 38:43 and Richard Boseley first Vet60 eighth in 42:25.
Terry Haines has organised a memorial 5K in honour of Steve McHale and Basyl Martyniuk, two of Gloucester’s top distance runners in the 1970’s & 1980’s will be held Tuesday September 6th, 7pm @ the Pilot Inn Hardwicke. No entry fees, no prizes, donations invited for Sue Ryder