Moore the merrier in tightest of finishes
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.