Durris Mast Results 2009

The Durris Mast Race held on Thursday 21st May was the first of the four Cosmic Summer Series Races. Unfortunately it was a wet evening and the ground was very wet and boggy most of the way round. Runners returned covered in mud with tales of swimming in bogs. Surprisingly most people seemed to enjoy the experience even those wearing road shoes!

A junior race was held for the first time this year with a course distance of 3.2km, height 412m covering some challenging terrain. Well done to Joseph Helmore (MU16) 1st junior home, setting a course record of 21:55.

Simon Peachey – new Cosmic recruit – led the field in fine style with a winning time of 39:57 followed by Rob Brooks (Cosmics) in 2nd place with a time of 42:15. Clare Whitehead (Cosmics) had another fantastic run to finish 1st lady and 3rd overall in a time of 43:00 setting a tough new ladies record. Alan Smith (Deeside Runners) was 1st M40 and Steve Helmore (Cosmics) was 1st M50. Carolyn McLeod was 2nd lady (1st F40) and Jenny Boyd (Cosmics) was 3rd lady. Anita Hamilton (Cosmics) was 1st F50.

Many thanks to Fountains Forestry and Arqiva for permission to stage the race and to Matt Brettle, Ian Searle and Diana Jermieson for marshalling.

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The next race in the Cosmics Summer Series is the Balmedie Beach Bash on Thurs 18 June – see the website for more details www.cosmics.org.uk.



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