Roddy impresses for Warwickshire’s senior men at Inter-Counties Champs

The Warwickshire team pose for a picture following the Inter-Counties at Cofton Park, minus Andrew Savery. Picture submitted
The Warwickshire team pose for a picture following the Inter-Counties at Cofton Park, minus Andrew Savery. Picture submitted

Spa Striders’ Victor Garanto claimed victory at the Draycote Water 10 mile race on Sunday.

A two-and-a-bit lap course around Draycote Water was made more difficult by a strong headwind, especially as the wind picked up in the final mile.

Garanto was unable to complete the Beat the Hour challenge but nevertheless finished in an impressive time of 60min 56sec.

Fellow Strider Hartwig Busch was 20th in 1:11:13.

Paul Okey led home a trio of Leamington C&AC athletes in seventh, with his time of 66:34 also giving him an unofficial 10k best.

Clubmate Natalie Bhangal was fifth female, while Kenilworth Runners’ Rachel Miller celebrated her birthday by finishing 23rd overall and sixth lady in 1:12:58.

Selected results (Kenilworth Runner unless stated): 32, Laura Pettifer (1:14:18); 34, Jenny Leeves (Leamington C&AC, 1:14:58); 39, Jenny Philpott (1:17:56); 40, Marcel Genssen (Spa Striders, 1:17:42); 66, Tom Dable (1:24:08); 101, Maria Koecher (Spa Striders, 1:33:39); 108, Pauline Dable (1:35:31); 139, Gail Bates (1:44:21).