Daniel first home in prom race

Ken Tuckwood.

Ken Tuckwood. - Credit: Archant

Weston Athletic Club junior member Daniel Gadsby was the first runner home in the latest prom race.

ON a cold, windy evening, 26 brave young junior athletes competed in the one-mile junior prom race.

First home was Daniel Gadsby from Weston Junior Athletic Club in a time of five minutes 52 seconds, followed by Henry Cox in 6.05 and William Fuller in 6.13, also from Weston.

First girl home was Jess Dadds in 6.39, followed by Lucy Maine in 6.41s and Kirsty Miller in 7.16.

The next race will take place on February 21 at 6.45pm and is free for all junior runners. See www.westonac.co.uk for more details and an entry form.

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The same evening saw 234 runners compete in the five-mile prom race along Weston seafront.

The winner, coming in over a minute ahead of the nearest runner was Stuart Leaney from Chippenham Harriers in 27.0, followed in second place by Luke Murray from Clevedon AC in 28.05 and in third place was Andrew Cooke from Bristol & West in 28.20.

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First lady home was Louise Manson from Clevedon AC in 31.0s, second place went to Penny Gardiner in 31.38 and third was Julia Belyavin from Bristol & West AC in 31.49.

Full results and entry forms for our next race on February 21 at 7.30pm are available on the club website. www.westonac.co.uk

IT is with great sadness that the club wish to report the sudden death of Ken Tuckwood.

Ken was race director for the popular Christmas Cracker race held on Weston seafront in December each year. He has presided over this race for the past seven years, during which time the race has raised over £28,000 in direct donations to local charities, including Weston Hospicecare.

On top of this, many thousands of pounds have been raised for Weston Hospicecare through individual sponsorship of the runners who competed in his event. During his directorship, over 10,000 runners have competed in this race which has received many great reviews.

He will be sadly missed by all of his friends at Weston AC as he liked by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his long-term partner Claudine, who is the secretary of the athletic club.

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