Weston athletes race around the Tor

Weston Athletic Club.

Weston Athletic Club. - Credit: Archant

Weston Athletic Club members enjoyed a run at the annual Round the Tor 10k road race at Glastonbury.

WESTON Athletic Club’s members travelled to Glastonbury on the bank holiday weekend to take part in the annual Round the Tor 10k road race.

Following the torrential downpours overnight, the skies cleared to provide hot and humid racing conditions.

Steve Kibblewhite was the first club male to complete the course in 42.37, followed by Jules Pflaum as the club’s first female, and third woman overall in 43.51. Dean Bridges was second for the men in 44.45, closely followed by Jamie Tottle in 44.50.

Katie Gormley took second spot for the club’s women in 47.34 and Michelle Fryer third in 48.03.

Wayne Entwistle and Sara Butcher also earned themselves new personal best times for the distance in 47.40 and 52.59 respectively.

It was a weekend of double celebration in the Butcher household as Sara’s husband Steve also gained a 10k personal best the day before at the Avon Valley Railway trail race, finishing in 49.18.

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In Dorset, Simon Lund ran the North Dorset Village Marathon for the third time in five years, covering 26.2 miles around picturesque rural lanes, and finishing 24th overall in 3.25.12.

Finally, Barry Hall travelled to North Devon to take on the Hartland Hartbreaker, aptly named thanks to its gruelling 18 miles of off-road terrain taking in mud, streams and hills around the Hartland Peninsula. Barry finished in 3.34.00.

The club’s next race is the final Weston prom run in the current series on May 21. The main five-mile race starts at 7.30pm, and is preceded by the one-mile race at 6.45pm.

For more information about all the club’s races, and becoming a member, visit www.westonac.co.uk

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