Warnes Westbury Wipeout win leads the way for North Somerset AC
DAVID Warnes raced to an emphatic victory in a highly successful Westbury Wipeout multi-terrain races through Blaise Castle.
The 12-year-old, from North Somerset AC, completed the course in 13mins 34secs to finish 19 seconds clear of the 106 strong field. Top girl was Alice Davies.
In the under-10s race the Westbury Harriers' pair of Alex Grocott and Rosie Hamilton-Jones were the respective winners. With 146 finishers the event was close to a sell-out.
Westbury Wipeout, Blaise Castle. Boys: 1 David Warnes (NSAC) 13:34; 2 Peter Barnes (WH) 13:53; 3 Henry Cochrane (unatt) 15:20; 4 Anton Mills (B&W) 15:;26; 5 Billy Cochrane (B&W) 15:26; 6 Leon Graham (WH) 15:42; 7 Thomas Ball (WH) 15:48; 8 Zac Hudd (Somer) 15:50; 9 Patrick Nichols (WH) 15:53; 10 Ollie Davies (WH) 15:55. Girls: 1 Alice Davies (NSAA) 16:08; 2 Cecile Andersen (NSAC) 16:23; 3 Imogen Hales (unatt) 18:34; 4 Phoebe Marshall (WH) 18:36; 5 Anna Davis (WH) 18:40; 6 Emma Tomes (WH) 20:22. 106 finishers. Under 10s – boys: 1 Alex Grocott (WH) 11:21; 2 Ben Davies (WH) 11;24; 3 Benjamin Stuart (WH) 11:30. Girls: 1 Rosie Hamilton-Jones (WH) 11:34; 2 Tilly Smale (NSAC) 15:09; 3 Libby Keel (WH) 16:03. 40 finishers.
The Towpath mob match is staged from Greville Smyth Park on Friday with Bristol & West AC defending their title. Last week's race, in which parts of the course were flooded, was won by Pete Woodward, of Bristol & West, in a time of 34mins 48secs with clubmate Annabel Granger top woman in 37:42 from Charlotte Green.
With effect from last night head of young athletes coaching Dean Garrett will be running a Junior Academy session at Whitehall Athletics Arena on a Mondays from 6-7pm in addition to the existing Wednesday night Junior Academy session between 6.15-7.15pm.
For further details please contact Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bristol & West AC will be holding an open meeting at the Kip Keino Stadium at Filton next Tuesday (July 24) starting at 6.30pm and for further details contact Keith Brackstone by email at: email@example.com or call him on: 07999 511366. Entries will be taken on the night only.
The next Bridge Inn 5k road race in Shortwood will be held on Tuesday, July 31 (ww.bristolandwest.org.uk). Races in Avon next month include the following: Friday 3rd Towpath 10k (www.greatwesternrunners.org.uk); Monday 6th Blaise Blazer 6k (www.westburyharriers.co.uk); Wednesday 8th Bitton 5k road (www.bittonroadrunners.co.uk) and the Towpath 10k multi terrain race.
On a sodden evening, Michael Johnson won the Sunday's Hill 10k road race in 34:23. Debbie Niccol finished third (4:28.23) in the 1500m at the BMC Gold Standard meeting at Watford.
The final race in the Town & County Harriers multi terrain series, 'The Dundry Thunder Run', takes place on August 2. Further details www.tach.org.uk.