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Faster finishing and more runners at ever popular Abbots Langley Tough Ten
The results are in for this year’s Abbots Langley Tough Ten race with a record number of runners taking part.
The 30th anniversary race on Sunday, October 7, saw 704 runners from far and wide take part in the event to raise money for the Red Cross, hospices, the village surgery and clubs such as the Monday Club and community centre.
Families and tough runners took part in 3k, 5k and 10k races.
Glen Watts, beat the record he set last year of 31 minutes 25 seconds in the 10k race, to win again in a time of 30 minutes 51 seconds. He was closely followed by Michael Callegari, who also beat last year’s record time by 24 seconds.
The first lady for the 10k race was Victoria Webster, who beat the record she set ten years ago in a time of 35 minutes 29 seconds.
Pat Waterton, race secretary, said: "Once again it was a great village event and, as always, everybody seems to have enjoyed the occasion once again.
"Graham Taylor was with us again, from start to finish, and runners were pleased to see him. He has put next year’s date in his diary already."
In the 5k race, Robbie Lightowler made it first to the finish line in 15 minutes 23 seconds and the first lady was Elizabeth Bird in 17 minutes 18 seconds.
The 3K was won by Mr Millar in a time of 16 minutes 23 seconds with Hannah Trotman coming across the line in 17 minutes 24 seconds as the first girl.
Pat added: "The current Tough Ten Committee would like to thank everybody who over the last 30 years has supported and made valuable contributions to the Abbots Langley Tough Ten."
There was last also minute drama before the 5k race, after a man collapsed in Abbots Road at 9.45am. Organisers re-routed the race due to the police closing off the road for an hour.
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