A hot sunny day may have seemed like the perfect Sunday – unless you were going for a 10K run! However, this did not deter the 208 runners who took part in the annual Romney Marsh Rotary Club 10K Race last Sunday (24th July).
As always before the main race, children took part in a junior sprint twice around St. Martin’s field. Then the serious runners lined up on the road in preparation for setting off around the Marsh lanes on this popular race.
With a course record time of 35minutes and 24 seconds being the benchmark, many would of thought that this could not be bettered in the current conditions, but that did not stop Dannielle Nimmock from the City Of Norwich Athletic Club from producing a brilliant performance and shaving a whole minute off the record and coming in with a fantastic time of 24 minutes and 31 seconds.
First male runner across the finishing line went to German runner Sivio Nagel from ATTC Neunster, which shows how popular this race has become attracting top national and international runners.
The field was made up mainly with members of running and athletic clubs, but again this year the Rotarians attracted a lot of local fun runners.
The event has been running for several years now with the Rotary Club using the event not only to promote their local presence, but also to help fundraise for many local causes.
One runner who the race marked a special day was Jo Waterfield, who marked her birthday with an early morning run.
Spectators were kept up to date with timings by The Looker race commentary team of David Wimble and Steve Bolton with local company Nice Works again taking care of race administration and timings.