Moore the mer­rier in tight­est of fin­ishes

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

with my progress since then.

“It’s been hard get­ting back into it since my marathon de­but in London in April (where he ran 2.41.20) but I’m start­ing to get there and I know there’s more in the en­gine.

“John has im­proved at a much faster rate than me but I feel I’m now at the level he was at last year and if I can keep get­ting bet­ter I will hope- fully start clos­ing the gap on him.”

Her­bert said: “Be­fore the race Mickey said ‘We could get a one-two here’ so I sug­gested we ran round to­gether. I paced him round and even slowed down for him to catch me near the end as he was strug­gling a bit with a stitch. We crossed the line to­gether so it was a lit­tle sur­pris­ing that he was an­nounced the win­ner, al­though it didn’t re­ally mat­ter as there were no prizes.

“I en­joyed the race and it made a nice change to be able to run eas­ier and not go­ing flat out.”

Bush­field Jog­ger Brian Cor­leys was third, just as he was four years ago, and was ex­actly a minute be­hind Moore.

Nene Val­ley Har­rier Ruth Jones was an easy win­ner of the women’s race, beat­ing for­mer Wer­ring­ton Jog­ger Gill Baldry by four-and-a-half min­utes.

Jones (30) has im­proved her per­sonal bests over all dis­tances from 1500m to 10k this year and just four days ear­lier had led Nene Val­ley to team vic­tory in the Abbey 10k at Ram­sey.

THEY’RE OFF: The start of the Eye 5 with even­tual win­ner Michael Moore (no 558) and run­ner-up John Her­bert (no 559) quick to make an im­pres­sion.

(METP-17-06-10AS052)

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