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Human Race Off Road Series kicks off with Wildman

by Editor
Friday 28th November 2014
Tags  Tom Wheatley   |   WildMan   |   Human Race   |   Human Race Off Road Series
 
 

Race report: Tom Wheatley reports from Wildman, part of the Human Race Off Road Series - November 22, 2014

There's no shortage of races these days for those more inclined towards the trail than the road. The discipline is becoming increasingly popular with various series popping up across the country and numbers growing at an impressive rate.

The Human Race Off-Road Series is one of the most prominent and widely respected in the trail running calendar with three events running between November and March. Wildman is the first of these and takes place on the army testing ground at Ash Ranges. The following Iceman and Mudman take place in February and March, both on army soil.

Those taking part can decide between 10k and 15k running distances as well as a fairly gruelling off-road duathlon. It's for this reason that the event is so popular with seasoned athletes along with those newer to the trails; meaning people can dip a literal toe into the water (or bog).

The running course is tough with a series of tricky hills to cover over the distance, however in relation to some of the other trail races out there it's at the lower end of the scale where difficulty is concerned; another reason that makes this such a good race for anyone apprehensive about the terrain or the distance.

The starting point for event is easily accessible by train from London which puts it far ahead of many similar trail races for those without a car. The event set-up and registration is also well planned out with a weighty supply of staff on hand to supply everyone with their race paraphernalia. Not surprising really, Human Race have a fair bit of experience when it comes to pulling these things together.

The 10k race saw just over 150 participants with Martin Senior taking first place, over two minutes ahead of the rest of the pack. Elizabeth Cox was the first female to cross the line. The 15k route, saw Graham Smith come in first of just over 250 participants. Sarah McCarron was the first female.

Wildman 2014

Photos: Tom (888) places 14th in the Wildman 10k

To take part in the Iceman and Mudman events in the series click here

Men's 10km results

1 Martin Senior Ful-on Tri 45:21:00
2 Ricky Foster   47:45:00
3 Rob Reynolds   49:00:00

 

Women's 10k results

1 Elizabeth Cox 50:23:00
2 Sarah Broome-Smith 52:02:00
3 Cathy Giddings 55:01:00

 

Men's 15km results

1 Graham Smith St Albans Striders 01:04:32
2 Thomas Astley   01:06:55
3 David Chapman   01:07:09

 

Women's 15k results

1 Sarah Mccarron   01:05:38
2 Gemma Farrell ONE Triathlon 01:14:46
3 Eva Au   01:16:09

 

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