Weston runners dominate at Bleadon race

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Weston Athletics Club. - Credit: Archant

Weston Athletic Club runners produced a clean sweep of age categories at the Bleadon Levels 10k race.

WESTON Athletic Club runners dominated at the Bleadon Levels 10k race on Sunday, winning in every age category, and the male and female team categories as well.

The route was a mix of on and off-road terrain taking in parts of the Uphill tidal trail and West Mendip Way.

Kieron Summers was first club male to finish, and second overall in a time of 36.34. Dave Bourne followed close behind in 36.55 and Pete Clark took third spot for the club in 37.38.

Michelle Fryer ran strongly to finish in 45.58. Rachael Vincent earned a new PB for the distance, and won her age category in 47.13 and Helen Diamond finished third for the club’s women in 52.01.

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Kieron Summers, Julie Shergold and Paul Snelling also won their age categories and Mandy Nash took over a minute off her previous best for the distance.

Nine runners from the club tackled the Snowdonia Marathon last weekend which features a demanding, but spectacular route encircling Snowdon.

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Steve Kibblewhite continued his excellent run of form, finishing his third marathon this year in 3.31.41. There wasn’t much to separate Gareth Weaver and Kev Knight, who took second and third club positions in 4.16.21 and 4.16.46 respectively.

Niki Fulstow was the first club female to complete the course in 4.23.20. Elaine Eldridge proved that her dedication in training was worth the effort and crossed the line in 4.27.49. Lisa Fitzgerald took third place for the club’s women in 4.43.21.

Entry is now open for the club’s annual Hangover 10k race which takes place on New Years Day and follows a two-lap route through Kewstoke and Sand Bay. For more information about this and all the club’s activities visit www.westonac.co.uk.

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