At May’s Yeovilton 5k race, u23 Philip Bridge was 3rd to follow up his victory at the Glastonbury 10k. He finished in a new road pb of 15.34, just 9 seconds down on the 5k winner. V40 Tom Dukes followed up his very consistent running of late with 7th place in 16.40, to win his age category. Newly signed up Harrier, Zak Hurrell was next in for the Harriers in 15th place with 17.15. Amongst the juniors, two of our keen Monday night u13 training squad, Jack Harvey and Ollie Bishop, also managed personal bests.

A selection of the Harriers after the Yeovilton race

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Yeovilton 5k race – May 9th - Further Harrier finishers:

V40 Chris Walker 21st 18.05; V40 Neil Biss 18.33; u15 James White 29th 18.45; V40 Justin Thomas 35th 19.05; Jeremy Linter 36th 19.13; V50 Andy Piper 38th 19.22; u13 Jack Harvey 44th 19.34 (pb); u13 Ollie Bishop 46th 19.41 (pb); V40 Matt Rawlingson-Plant 54th 19.58; V40 Mike Bosley 57th 20.07; V50 Graham Goldsmid 58th 20.08; V60 Chris Kelsey 64th 20.21; V40 Andrew Bishop 72nd 20.57; V60 Paul Chadwick 85th 21.39; u15 Lewis Brookes 91st 21.50; F35 Melissa Aspinall 103rd 22.26; V60 Gary Tubrdy 116th 23.18; V70 Berni Mundy 123rd 23.53; F35 Karen Bishop 180th 29.33; F35 Aime Biss 185th 30.27.


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In the accompanying junior races on the grass, another from the Harrier’s Monday night training, 11 year old Logan Moncrieff, won the longer race.



(Report by Graham)

"Last Sunday over 30 members from Wells City Harriers were out competing in very hot conditions at the annual 10k, 5k & 3k Glastonbury races which take place on the roads around the Glastonbury area and the Tor. For some members this was their second race over a busy Bank Holiday weekend having already competed at either the BMC meeting at Street or at the British Athletics League match at Yeovil on the Saturday.


In the 3k race 

Wells had 2 juniors competing in a total field of 136. Owen Dukes (U13 boy) was 17th in 13.45 and Maddy Barton (U13 girl) 81st in 18.03. Both Owen and Maddy train with the club’s Junior training group at Millfied track on Monday nights.

In the 5k race

Wells had 10 runners competing in a field of 171 and won the overall team prize.First home for the Harriers in 3rd place was new member Charlie Cook (U15 boy) in a time of 17.51. Next in 4th place was Archie Tyler (U15 boy) in 18.07. 9th was Jack Harvey (U13 boy) in 20.36. 17th was Nico Bosley (U15 boy) in 21.40. 20th was Benedict Simpson – Alexander in 22.39. Next in 24th place was first Wells female home Bali Chapman (U13 girl) in 23.06. Closely followed by Jasmine Caley (U13 girl) 26th in 23.13. Amalia Page (U13 girl) was 27th in 23.19. Then came Karen Shears (FV55) 72nd in 27.31 and Mary Powell (FV55) in 31.44.

In the 10k race 

Wells had 20 runners competing in a field of 505 and were 1st and 2nd with the club’s Senior male Phillip Bridge winning the race in a time of 33.06 and Oliver Dickinson (U20m) coming second in 34.06. The club also won the Men’s team prize and were second for the Women’s team prize.     

7th was Tom Dukes (MV40) in 36.02, just in front of his son Dylan Dukes (U17m) who was 8th in 36.12. Next in 18th was club ‘Super vet’ Steve Masters (MV50) back after injury in a great time of 39.24. Justin Thomas (MV40) was 26th in 41.22, next in 38th Graham Goldsmid (MV50) in 42.53. Just behind was Mike Bosley (MV40) 39TH in 43.11. Chris Searle (MV50) was 46th in 43.49. Martin Bailey (MV40) was 53rd in 45.00. Andy Robinson (MV40) was 62nd in 45.39. Next 63rd was first Wells lady home Ali Blaney in 45.52, also first Female V35 home in race. Colin Wood (MV50) was 107th in 48.31. Harriet Burr was 124th in 49.50. Gary Tubridy (MV60) was 140th in 50.32. Matt Dorber was 141st in 50.33. Simon Carr (MV50) was 142nd in 50.35. Mellissa Aspinall (FV35) was 155TH in 51.17. Mike Rusca (MV50) was 159th in 51.27 and Claire Wood (FV35) was 196th in 53.53.

Well done to all who competed in such hot weather!"

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