Weston athletes in good form at Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 09:40 24 June 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 24 June 2016

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Weston Athletic Club members set 51 personal best times at the Clevedon Midsummer 10k race.

No fewer than 75 Weston Athletic Club members travelled to Clevedon to take on the annual Clevedon Midsummer 10k.

The race is favoured by club runners across the area as a test of pace given its almost entirely flat route. This year’s event did not disappoint those looking to better their previous fastest times, and conditions on the evening were good with a cooler-than-of-late temperature and light breeze.

Chris McMillan maintained his current run of form, running a strong race to finish in 33.22, fifth overall against some stiff competition, and beating his previous 10k best by a second.

Kieron Summers and Dan Potter took second and third club spots in 34.34 and 36.24, with Kieron also bagging first place in his age category.

The club’s first three women to finish have all developed their pace at recent events, and Clevedon was no different, with all three achieving new fastest 10k times. Elaine Eldridge completed the distance in 47.05, followed by Julie Bailiss in 48.45 and Helen Diamond 16 seconds later in 49.01.

Jill Naughton finished second in her category, and John Hinchliffe and John Belhomme third and fourth in theirs.

The event proved fruitful for 51 of the club’s runners who achieved personal best times, and for a group of them was reward for all the hard work they had put in during the club’s spring 10k improvers’ programme.

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