Summers’ strong run secures eighth place

Weston Athletic Club.

Weston Athletic Club. - Credit: Archant

Weston Athletic Club runner Keiron Summers led the men home in an off-road race held at Cleeve.

THE first in a series of four off-road races was held in Cleeve with almost a quarter of the runners from Weston Athletic Club.

There was no stopping Keiron Summers after his sub three hour marathon in London, storming away and securing first place for the club in 40.11 and eighth overall. Adrian Noble took second place in 41.07 and first in his category with Guy Bradford finishing third in 42.21 which secured second place overall for the senior men’s team.

Returning to racing after an injury, Cheryl Valentine was first club lady to cross the finish line in 50.06, followed by Tamara Bourne in 51.15, who also took first in her age category. Third to finish was Nicola Fulstow in 52.47.

Tony Hogg and Bruce Bourne both ran strongly to come second in their age categories.

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Weston members braved hot conditions to race the Glastonbury 10k. Summers once again finished first for the club and was pleased to snatch a personal best time of 36.26.

Steve Kibblewhite finished in a speedy second place also getting a personal best time of 40.03. Jamie Tottle came third in 40.31, enabling the senior men to win third team prize overall.

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Mary Nutley was pleased to have led the club ladies’ home in 52.06 with Stephanie Shute and Georgie Ford finishing in joint second place in 54.37.

Down south, three male club members completed the undulating North Dorset Village marathon. Simon Lund was the first club member home in 3.09.19, with Pete Clark finishing less than a minute behind in 3.10.14. Jim Hayward ran well to obtain a time of 3.23.51.

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