In a glorious weekend for running, North Herts Road Runners held a record breaking First Saturday in the Month 5km on Norton Common in Letchworth. On the 5th anniversary of the race NHRR removed the entry charge for the race and 173 runners came to join in, smashing the previous record attendance of 93. Adrian Ryan was first home in 17:58 with Darren Matussa finishing as the first North Herts Road Runner in 2nd place in 18:27. Nick Malpelli finished in 4th in 19:09 and John Auld was close behind in 19:19 finishing in 5th. Helen Cairns was the first lady home in 22:30, with Jane Clarke in 23:50. Other NHRR finishers were Simon Poole 20:37, Oliver Garbas 20:47, Vincent Wright 21:56, James Walsh 22:01, Christian Allen 22:50, Sheena Scaplehorn 25:11, Michael Moralee 25:14, Martyn Annetts 25:21, Jo Harbon 25:29, Adam Wilson 25:51, Bob Davis 25:57, Mandy Waldock 27:02, Petra Grosse-Hull 27:03, Karen Dodsworth 27:32, Michelle Grudzinski 28:03, Jeni Spurr-Jones 29:01, Ashley Murray-Rochard 30:07, Dawn Power 30:47, Carina Quayle 30:51, Helen Giffin 31:18, Sheila Leavy 31:28, Rebecca Finch 31:38, Brian Judkins 32:44, Ruth Hicks 34:16, Helen Govey 35:24. A special mention should also go to Michael Laing who has now taken part in 50 races in this series!
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