Fifty-five runners took up the Big Dipper challenge this year and the top three men were all local runners from Ross-on-Wye. David Setchfield just edged out Gavin Jones in a sprint finish with Ian Smith close behind. For the ladies fifty-six year old Beryl Sampson was an impressive winner followed by Ross veterinary surgeon Isobel Rosie and then Michelle Sterry in third. It was good to see local recreational runners mixing well with representatives of at least ten running clubs. The weather was kind and the tea and cakes at the finish were very welcome. Many thanks to our sponsors including Newent Autos, Chicory Crops, RP Joinery, Chaseview Veterinary Clinic and Westons Cider.
Results: 1st Man David Setchfield Unaffiliated 35m31s 2nd Man Gavin Jones Wye Valley Runners 35m35s 3rd Man Ian Smith Severn AC 35m53s
1st Lady Beryl Sampson Gloucester AC 41m12s 2nd Lady Isobel Rosie Unaffiliated 41m42s 3rd Lady Michelle Sterry Newent Runners 42m 13s
1st Male Vet 40 Jeremy Jehan Wye Valley Runners 36m09s 1stMale Vet 50 David Jones Forest of Dean 39m51s 1st Male Vet 60 Steve Herington Hereford Couriers 39m40s
!st Lady Vet 40 Beverly Bishop Hereford Couriers 44m12s 1st Lady vet 50 Jan Edwards Wye Valley Runners 46m16s
1st Men’s team Penbryn Plodders 1st Ladies team Newent Runners