Runners gather for Arena Hill Race 2023

Arena Hill Race

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Arena Hill race, which took place on Thursday 29 June. There was a wonderful atmosphere and we witnessed some remarkable performances on the challenging course.

I’m thrilled to announce that Patrick Maher claimed the title of King of the Hill, smashing the course record with a remarkable time of 43:39. He shaved nearly two minutes off the previous record held by Timmy Gedin. Patrick crossed the finish line 10 seconds ahead of Toby Keynes in this handicapped event. On the women’s side, Sue Brumwell emerged as the Queen of the Hill, narrowly edging out Jenny Hughes by a mere 12 seconds. Congratulations also go to Katie Wright, who was the fastest woman of the night, with John Orden second fastest man, and Jo Phillmore second fastest woman.

Thank you to Brigitte Groves, Michele Archer, Bob Page, Rachel Burgess, Richard Bates, Norman Scott and especially Anne Miners for volunteering and organising the event and to everyone that took part and made it a resounding success.

Arena 80 Hill Race

29 June 2023
This is a handicapped race - the slowest runners start first and the fastest last.
Patrick Maher43:39Senior Men1st male finisher.
King of the Hill.
New course record.
John Orden54:09M60
Jamie Hinks54:19Senior Men
Dan Brown55:37M40
Katie Wright55:51W40Fastest female
Sam Bennett59:00M40
Toby Keynes59:49
Michael Miller59:58M60
Chris Keene60:22M40
Robert Smith61:01Senior Men
Jo Phillimore61:43W50
Jackie Rymell62:07W60
Chris Naylor62:28W60
Jenny Hughes62:34W60
Laura Howley65:43Senior Women
Sue Brumwell65:43W601st female finisher.
Queen of the Hill.
Juliet Fine69:42W50
Yvonne Patrick70:25
Bob Potiphar76:00