Tom Sawyer wins Compton 20 Downland Challenge Saturday 8 April 2017

Five members of TRC set out to tackle this superb course and Tom Sawyer’s continued excellent running form meant he stood a good chance of winning it, which he did in a time of 2.19.06! The next person in was 7 minutes after Tom. The course is fantastic and an ideal last long training run for May Marathons with 90% plus off road and some big hills thrown in for good measure. It was hot too. Howard Clark was next in after Tom in 2.48.30, 24th overall and a PB by six minutes. Then followed Martin Hopcroft in 2:49:40, 26th overall. Lynda Hembury had an excellent run coming in as Third Female in 2.49.57 (27th overall) and First Female V60. Dave Sawyer did a last minute entry and despite having a horrible cold was just 6 seconds off 3:30 (79th overall). 155 runners finished