Weston runners earn valuable championship points at Burnham

PUBLISHED: 10:29 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 13 December 2017

Chris McMillan.

Chris McMillan.

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Twenty-two Weston Athletic Club runners took part in the final Burnham 5k run of the year to earn valuable championship points.

Weston Athletic Club were out in force last Thursday evening, with 22 runners lining up to take on the final Burnham 5k of the year.

Despite the plummeting temperature and keen wind, the club made up over a third of the race field, with members keen to earn themselves valuable championship points in one of the last road races of the year.

The club’s first five runners home all completed the distance in under 20 minutes. There was little to separate the top three with Richard Brent crossing the line in 19.07, Rob Furlong six seconds later, and Phil Tomlinson five seconds after that.

Susan Duncan was the club’s fastest female on the night, finishing in 20.59 and earning a new personal best in the process, which is something of an achievement given the conditions.

Nia Davies could not match the time she set earlier in the week over the same distance, but with Tuesday’s effort still in her legs managed a respectable 21.22, followed by Michelle Fryer in 21.35.

Chris McMillan, took part in the Tri County Cross Country Championships at Bath University. Chris finished fourth overall and first for Avon and Somerset.

The next race organised by the club is the fourth prom run of the season on December 14. The main five-mile race starts on the seafront near the Tropicana at 7.30pm and is preceded by the one-mile junior race at 6.45pm.

Runners can enter on the night or online at www.westonac.co.uk/promrun

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