Louise Perrio closed her 2018 track season with a solo run and outright victory in the final Guernsey Athletics T&F fixture of the season – the Intertrust 10,000m. (image Rob Elliott).
After assuming the lead early in the race she went through 3000m in 10:47 with a near 20 second lead over Jamie Ingrouille with Christian Gillman and Sean Galpin also in contention. The reigning Island Games champion’s lead was being drawn in gradually by Ingrouille and the soon after the midway point, which Perrio passed in 18:11, the lead was down to near 10 seconds. Conscious of the reducing deficit the long time leader rallied and drew away for a convincing win in 36 minutes 35.71 seconds.
While somewhat outside her best set at the tail end of last season the time was enough to put the incoming Guernsey Athletics Endurance director in the national top 40.
It was Ingrouille’s time to come under pressure as he faltered slightly and Gillman reduced the margin but after passing 8k (5 miles) 8 seconds behind the youngster in 29 minutes 54 seconds never quite bridged the gap, which reduced to as little as 2 seconds at one point. Ingrouille dug deep in the closing laps to eke out a few extra seconds and crossed the line 6 seconds clear in 37:18.02
Veteran 50 athlete Sean Galpin was a strong 4th in 37:47.04
Officials:- Debbie Doherty, Michelle Galpin, Ben Foote, Mike Lees, Tracey Marley, Paul Ingrouille, Ceejay Merrien.
Helpers:- Dave Hockey, Mikey Ingrouille, Simon Ingrouille.
|Date:||September 30, 2018|