George Richardson Trophies results: Loughton inter-club vets 2022
Updated: Nov 6, 2022
A large field of 117 runners took to the start line for the annual inter-club veterans race hosted by Loughton AC on Saturday 5 November 2022.
First runner back, in a time of 28:56, was Brian Jenkins of Orion Harriers who started at the front of the race and stayed there. He led home an Orion 1-2-3 with Mick McTernan (2nd 29:07), Thomas Grimes (3rd, 29:14) and Adrian Smith (6th, 31:00) ensuring Orion Harriers took home the men's trophy.
In the women's competition Samantha Lamb of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC ran an impressive race to take first place in 33:19. Samantha was followed home by Zoe Oldfield (2nd, 33:31) and Mary Knapman (3rd, 33:53) both from Loughton AC. Ali Trauttmansdorff (6th, 35:53) and Georgina Taylor (11th, 38:55) completed the victorious Loughton team.
Men's team result
Women's team result
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In a short ceremony before the race, Loughton AC announced the trophies awarded to the winning teams would henceforth be known as the George Richardson trophies in recognition of George's stalwart service to the club over the past 70 years.
Firstly as an athlete – who still holds several club age-group records – and then as a club official, committee member, timekeeper and race organiser George has given outstanding service not just to Loughton AC but also to the Chingford League and wider athletic community. We were delighted that George was able to join us for the announcement and to start the race.