Polly Keen was on top of the podium again, with an emphatic win at the third Nuneaton 10K (Sunday 8 September) where she showed her fellow competitors a clean pair of heels...
The Nuneaton Harrier was amongst nearly 200 entrants who turned out for a speedy race in and around the Warwickshire town. Hosted by Get Active for Life and Nuneaton Harriers, it offered the perfect opportunity for a PB due to the fast and flat course including a big stadium finish. It was also ideal for any runner looking to step up from a 5k to 10k for the first time or wanting the miles in the legs ahead of a target race.
The field waited outside the town hall in readiness for the start at 9.30am of a three lap race on closed roads surrounding Riversley Park. Blue skies and sunshine made a pleasant backdrop as they continued in an anti-clockwise direction before increasing the pace ahead of a sprint finish on the athletics track at the Pingles stadium.
The 10K distance seems to agree with Polly Keen who followed her win at the BADGERS Atherstone 10K (Sunday 25 August) with victory in the women’s race here. She was first across the stadium finish line in 37:28 – more than three minutes in front of Hannah Karas who was second in 40:48. Emily Negus of Nuneaton Harriers was third in 41:56.
Chris Jordan of Leicester Coritanian AC was the overall winner in 34:23 followed by Ryan Nokes in 34:56. Namir Batavia came third in 35:13.
All finishers received a medal and goody bag.
Image courtesy of Mick Fennell