Last Sunday a number of Wells runners were out competing in the mud at the Ash races nr Martock. In the shorter 3 km Junior race Wells juniors took all top 6 places with (U15) Daniel Maydew winning in a time of 10.34. While at Chard new member Dan Cahill won the 10k Chard Chaser in a time of 36.03.
(The successful Wells Juniors with medals after the race) Pic – Kate Rhodes
‘The Ash Excellent 8’ (Number 14 in the Somerset Series) is a demanding hilly multi terrain course of 8.4 miles. 8 members from Wells lined up with 120 other runners at the start of a race which was very muddy in places due to the heavy rain over the previous 2 days.
First home for the Harriers in 14th place was (V55) Graham Goldsmid in a time of 58.16, next in 18th was (V40) Justin Thomas in 1.00.18, then (V50) Nick Weaving 33rd in 1.05.08, just behind was (V40) Craig Foley 35th in 1.05.28. Next in 37th place was (FV35) Ali Blaney in 1.05.39. Then (V50) Simon Carr 46th in 1.07.43. Club stalwart (V55) Gary Tubridy was 71st in 1.14.11. with (FV45) Cath Goldsmid 74th in 1.15.14.
'Ash Fearsome 5' race
Congratulations to Harriers junior Holly Bigger who was 4th and first female home in the shorter Ash Fearsome 5 mile race in a time of 38.32
In the Ash Junior 3km race : Wells Harrier Daniel Maydew was 1st in a time of 10.34, 2nd was William Carr in 10.52, Toby Watson was 3rd in 10.55, Bradley Glover was 4th in 11.02, 5th just in front of Bernard Mealing who was 5th in 11.02, First junior female was Wells Hannah Blundy 6th in a time of 11.06. James Carr was 10th in 12.37.
Other race results
At the Chippenham half Marathon which also took place last Sunday, club member of long standing (V55) Nick Somerville was 39th out of a field of 1200 in a time of 1.25.
At the Cardiff 10k held on Sunday 4th September Phillip Bridge was 15th out of a field of 5749 in a time of 31.56.
Well done to all
Wessex League Cross Country
Here are the dates and venues for the 4 fixtures this season
1/10/17 – Canford Heath Middle School
(Hosts Poole AC)
22/10/17 – Bryanston
(Hosts Team Dorset & all participating Wessex League Clubs)
5/11/17 – Yeovil
(Hosts Yeovil AC)
10/12/17 – Bryanston
(Hosts Wimborne AC)
All Wells members who wish to compete in any of the fixtures will need to email Wells Team Manager Neil Biss the following details
(There is no charge for these fixtures the club will pay the entry fee)
- Your Surname
- First name
- Age Category
- Sex – Male / Female
- Date of Birth
- EA 7 Digit Registration number
We need to send the declaration of Athletes by the 20th Sept for the first fixture. There will be no on the day entries at any of the events.