December 13: Kelvin Smith wins the Watchless Wolverton 5

Nine runners contested the Watchless Wolverton 5, but Karen Bugaj, nursing a knee injury, retired early on in the race. The aim of the competition is to finish as close as you can to your predicted time for the 5-mile event, held on a very chilly evening.

Runners start at different times according to their predicted finish time. M65, Kelvin Smith, started fourth and finished last, but his predicted time was just one second away from his recorded time. Jeremy Vick was second, just 5 seconds away from his predicted time.

Watchless Wolverton 5 – 13 December 2018
Name Estimate Start Finish Time Difference
1 Kelvin Smith 43:25 6:53:00 7:36:26 43:26 0:01
2 Jeremy Vick 28:30 7:05:00 7:33:35 28:35 0:05
3 Kevin Church 38:38 6:58:00 7:36:06 38:06 0:32
4 Tim Inchley 34:30 7:01:00 7:34:52 33:52 0:38
5 Diane Baldwin 38:50 6:58:00 7:35:44 37:44 1:06
6 Alison Ray 46:09 6:48:00 7:31:53 43:53 2:16
7 Keith Cook 47:58 6:46:00 7:31:38 45:38 2:20
8 Jim Miller 46:08 6:48:00 7:31:17 43:17 2:51

Thanks to Brian Graves for organising the event, to Nick Folwell and his wife for recording the times, and to Milford and Rose Callow for hosting the post-race celebrations.