A WORCESTER Athletic Club runner broke the course record as Black Pear Joggers hosted the Croome Capability Canter over 6.5 miles.

Winner Dan Geisler smashed the previous record of 39 minutes 46 seconds, held by fellow Worcester club runner Paul Scriven since 2011, by more than one minute with 38.43.

His fine performance could not be diminished by favourable weather conditions at Croome Park.

The event, led by race director Claire Shacklock, sold out all 350 places at the picturesque venue designed by renowned landscape architect Capability Brown.

There were 26 clubs represented, including 53 Black Pear Joggers, 33 Malvern Joggers and 19 Pershore Plums.

The prize donations were from Oli Davey, of Active Feet.


Men: 1 Dan Geisler, Worcester AC, 38 minutes 43 seconds; 2 Paul Little, Droitwich AC, 39.30; 3 Richard Walsh, Black Pear Joggers, 40.21; women: 1 Emma Robertson, Worcester AC, 45.40; 2 Anna Borecka, Black Pear Joggers, 47.54; 3 Sarah Kellett, Black Pear Joggers, 48.14; men’s over 40s: 1 Jon Newey, Malvern Joggers, 40.42; women’s over 35s: 1 Victoria Watkins, Black Pear Joggers, 49.23; women’s over 45s: 1 Alison Carr, Pershore Plums, 49.19; men’s over 50s: 1 Leo Taggio, Black Pear Joggers, 43.36; women’s over 55s: 1 Margaret Kenchington, Birmingham Running Athletics & Triathlon Club, 49.44; men’s over 60s: 1 Gary Duxbury, Tewkesbury AC, 48.42; women’s over 65s: 1 Carol Cowley, Tewkesbury Running Club, 54.25; men’s over 70s: Rollo Rumford 1.00.18; women’s over 75s: 1 Virginia Pawlyn, Almost Athletes, 1.08.42.