Runners make the most of the summer season

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:00 27 June 2014

Weston Athletic Club runners.

Weston Athletic Club runners.

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Weston Athletic Club members have been travelling the county to make the most of the summer race season.

THE past week has proved a hectic one for Weston Athletic Club’s members, who have travelled the county to make the most of the summer race season.

Last week saw the club’s own Beacon Batch five-mile race staged on the Mendips. Not for the faint-hearted, the route includes 1,000 feet of climb and takes in the highest point on the hill range.

No stranger to the hills, Andy Chadburn was first Weston male to finish, crossing the line in 39.47. Adrian Noble was next just over a minute later in 41.08 with Josh Harris hot on his heels in 41.28.

Tamara Bourne was the club’s first female runner to finish in 48.47, followed by Liz Green in 57.56 and Laura Broderick and Kirstie Mangham crossed the line together in 1.05.31.

It was back to the hills again as club runners took on the second race in the Cheddar Challenge series. Neale Jarrett tackled the half marathon route and finished third in his age category in 2.09.18.

James Wotton and Wilf Huxtable crossed the line together in 2.54.40, and Colin Lintern was not far behind in 2.57.36.

Steve Kibblewhite completed the 10k route in 49.06, Michelle Fryer was second to finish for the club in 59.05 and Luke Buchan took third spot in 1.08.36.

The club’s triathletes also performed strongly. At the Minehead sprint triathlon, Kira Thorpe excelled and finished first female overall in 1.20.45. Tracey Lewis was the first of the club’s males to complete the swim, bike, run course in 1.19.39 and Simon Andrews was next in 1.24.48.

Martin Hurcombe was the only club member to take on the Portishead sprint triathlon and finished in 1.33.49.

Entry will soon be open for the new season of Weston AC’s five-mile prom runs - a series of nine races from September to May on Weston seafront. More information on all the club’s races and becoming a member can be found at www.westonac.co.uk

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