Runners rewarded with spectacular views

Kate and Michelle.

Kate and Michelle. - Credit: Archant

Weston Athletic Club members enjoyed spectacular views on their latest event at Dursley.

SPECTACULAR views and jelly babies were just a couple of the rewards that awaited Weston Athletic Club runners who took part in the tough multi-terrain race at Dursley.

First to run back into the town for the club was Dominic Taylor-Jones in 1.27.10 and 11th overall. Tony Hogg ran strongly to take second place in 1.35.20, with Matt Wheeler in third in 1.36.27.

With eight ladies racing, Nicola Fulstow demonstrated her marathon training was paying off by finishing first for the club 1.52.58. Cheryl Valentine was hot on her heels in second place in 1.53.18, with third place going to Kira Thorpe in 1.57.36.

Five club members competed in the hilly Humdinger half-marathon with Steve Kibblewhite crossing the line first in 1.38.03 and 24th overall. Second and third went to John Hinchliffe and Pete Bartlett in 1.46.21 and 2.08.31 respectively. Steph Shute was the first lady for the club in 2.08.31.

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Two ladies - Michelle Fryer and Kate Gormley - competed in the Gwent XC League at Blaise Castle. They finished 77th and 89th respectively in the women’s senior 6k race.

The club’s next race is the Weston Prom Run on February 26. The main five-mile race starts at 7.30pm, and is preceded by the one-mile race at 6.45pm.

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