August 14: MMK Originals Team complete the Greensand Ridge Relay

A Marshall Milton Keynes Team competed in the Greensand Ridge Relay for the 30th time, finishing 32nd of the 34 teams, but 25th in the Handicap Race. This is a Handicap Relay Race for teams of six people who run on foot consecutive legs from Waterside Park, Leighton Buzzard to Northill Church. The “way-marked” long distance footpath known as the Greensand Ridge Walk governs the majority of the route. The total distance is 34.4 miles (55.4km) but the teams must also navigate their way round the course.

Pictured above, by Brian Graves, are Miriam Drewett, Leah Hartwell, Stuart Cowan, Kevin Church, Hazel Church and Alison Ray.

Each runner is given an age/sex-dependent handicap time as a target for each leg.

The event is organised by our own Richard Pownall.

Originals Hcp Leg Gain + Team
Runner Cat Pos Time Rnk Hcp Loss Time Pos
1 Miriam Drewett W35 7 46:47 15 47:00 0:13 + 0:46:47 15
2 Leah Hartwell W45 7 40:48 29 39:00 1:48 1:27:35 18
3 Stuart Cowan M70 13 94:52 32 97:00 2:08 + 3:02:27 33
4 Kevin Church M50 11 53:34 21 51:00 2:34 3:56:02 29
5 Hazel Church W55 26 76:22 33 58:00 18:22 5:12:23 33
6 Alison Ray W45 25 41:45 19 44:00 2:15 + 5:54:08 32

Full results from the Greensand Ridge Relay