Good running by all at the Wells Fun Runs!

As usual, the late May Bank Holiday in Wells saw a whole host of excellent running performances by athletes of all ages taking part in the Wells Fun Runs. With this year seeing 5 separate races, the race organisers were pleased with the turn out of runners from near and far. Chip timing was used for the 4 longer races and the times are now available. Prizes were awarded in the junior race (for under 8s) by the Rt Revd Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath & Wells; with prizes awarded in the other races by John & Gail North the Mayor & Lady Mayor of Wells.

 

The Race organisers thank all the volunteer helpers, many of whom are current or former Wells City Harrier members; and the Club would once again like to particularly thank Race Director Andrew Deamer, and Lynne Elstob and Sharon Bowles, who have put in so much time to make sure the races have gone off smoothly. Read on for a Harrier report. Photo below of 10k winner Kieran Young with 4th placed Tom Dukes (1st V40).(photo by Paul).

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In the 10k race, Kieran Young (Wells Harriers) won in 35.08, with Mark Tyrell (Oxford City AC), 2nd in 35.29, and Dan Cahill (Chard) 3rd in 35.51. Lynette Porter (Bitton RR) was 1st woman home in 41.09, with Ruby Orchard (Truro RC) 2nd in 43.11; and Rosanna Saxton 3rd in 43.49.

 

In the 5k race, Alex Williams was 1st in 18.12, with Peter Green (Somer AC) 2nd in 18.24, and Toby Watson (Wells Harriers) 3rd in 18.43. For the ladies, Emily Fenner was 1st in 22.04, with Megan Rusca 2nd in 22.37, and Melissa Aspinall (Wells Harriers) 3rd in 23.21.

 

In the 3k race, Bradley Glover (Wells Harriers) was 1st in 11.37, with Jack Eaole 2nd in 12.43 and Max Warner 3rd in 12.51. For the girls, 1st home was Jemima Stillwell (Mendip) in 13.36, with Jasmine Caley 2nd in 13.43, and Charlotte Goudby 3rd in 13.48.Photo below of the 1.2k and 3k winners by Mark Adler of the Mendip Times.

 

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In the 1.2k race Thomas Darton was 1st in 4.19, with Harley Wiltshire 2nd in 4.47, and Edward Sherman 3rd in 4.52. For the girls, 1st home was Tia Valuto in 4.56, with Martha Macpherson 2nd in 5.04, and Gertie Blewitt 3rd in 5.23. The first team home in the 'Corporate Challenge' - largest number of entries by a group in the 5k race was the Wells 'Up & Running' Group which has been training under the coaching of Wells City Harriers this past 8 weeks to achieve their aim of completing the 5k. Full results of the 4 chip timed races here 

 

 

Come and train with the Harriers to enjoy your running more, or to achieve a specific target - we have groups suitable for all ages from age 8 to 80! see calendar for details of weekly sessions.

 

If you live in Wells and want to volunteer to help with the races next year please contact the race organisers - be part of the team!

 

 

Photo below of the Up & Running group receiving their team award from the Lord Mayor of Wells, Councillor John North. (photo by Paul)

 

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