Deasy Marks Sphinx Debut with a Win

Coventry Evening Telegraph (England), March 24, 1999 | Go to article overview

Deasy Marks Sphinx Debut with a Win


COVENTRY'S Colin Deasy enjoyed a superb debut for Sphinx AC by winning the Priors Marston half-marathon.

Deasy battled through strong winds, rain and hail to cover the undulating course in an excellent time of 1-13-27 with Northbrook's Richard French securing third place in 1-17-30.

Sphinx had an outstanding day, scoring a 1-2-3 in the veteran mens section through John Andrew (1-22-10), who finished fourth overall, Ben Orme (1- 25-12, eighth) and John French (1-25-41, ninth).

The club held their own handicap within the race with victory going to Terry Daly, who clocked 1-37-28 for second place in the over-50s. Other Sphinx returns:

Paul Bergin 1-27-55, Gerald Union 1-31-23, Tony johnson 1-37-28, Tom Geoghegan 1-42-34, Dave Higham 1-42-54. Northbrook: Steve Monaghan 1-29- 22.

SPHINX also made their presence felt in the accompanying three-mile fun run by filling the first ten places.

Mark Medley (20-200 led the way from Andrew Bagley (20-26) and Keiran Jackson (20-47), while Becky Sanders (21-26) and Melanie Boon (21-52) were the first two girls home in sixth and seventh positions.

Andrew Goodyer 20-55, Barrie Adams 20-59, Matthew Connolly 21-53, Faye Manger 22-10, Stuart Boon 23-02, Melissa Harvey 24-20, Richard Bagley 27-46, Lucy Taylor 32-24, Phillippa Connolly 32-24.

NORTHBROOK'S Coventry-based Kenyan Josphat Rotich made light of the windy conditions and the infamous six-mile climb away from the start to win the Rhayader `Round The Lakes' 20-mile road race in the Elan Valley. …

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