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BATTLE OF SEDGEMOOR

Well done to all 428 runners who completed the Battle of Sedgemoor 10k.  As always on this fast course there were some really quick times, 1st finisher was James Pugsley (Bideford AAC) in 33:20, 2nd went to Keith Shapland (also Bideford AAC) in 35:21 and 3rd went to Matthew Lusby (Street Striders) in 36:55.
For the ladies Serane Stone (Tiverton Harriers) was 1st in 38:30 (12th overall), 2nd went to Alison Thorn (Erme Valley Harriers) in 39:57 (20th overall) and 3rd went to Emma Kiernan (Taunton AC) in 40:20.

Thanks to Mel Munday for some pictures of the winners:

HASELBURY TRAIL

A record number of runners turned out for the Haselbury Trail on Wednesday with 240 finishers.  This also helped to bump up the number of runners who have now completed the minimum 8 races to qualify for The Series to 34!

A high quality field was led home by Chris McMillan (Weston AC) in 36:27, followed by two previous Series Champions, Christian Green (Wells CH) in 37:17 and Wayne Loveridge (Chard Road Runners) in 37:58.  For the ladies Joanna Carritt (Running Forever) was first home in 45:08 (29th overall), 2nd lady was Gill Pearson (Running For Time) in 46:26 (43rd overall) and 3rd lady was Rachel Glaisher (Wells CH) in 46:46 (45th overall).

Well done everyone, the next Series race is the Battle of Sedgemoor 10k on 25th August. 
Matt, 11th August

PAWLETT RESULTS

Well done to all 144 runners who completed the Pawlett Plod.  The race was won by 2018 Series champion, Christian Green (Wells CH), in an impressive 35:47, 2nd went to Mawgan Andrew in 38:44 and third to Paul Thomas (Crewkerne RC) in 40:27.
For the ladies Joanna Carritt (Running Forever) was first in 41:14 (6th overall), 2nd went to Jill Wring (Cheddar RC) in 46:07 (23rd overall) and 3rd to Nicola Guiver (Yeovil Town RRC) in 47:03 (30th overall).  The next Somerset Series race is the Haselbury Trail on 7th August.

WELL DONE BEASTS!

Well done to all 149 runners who completed The Quantock Beast.  Lovely day for it!  1st place went to William Stockley (Belgrave Harriers) in 33:24 (new course record), 2nd went to Ben Davidson (Minehead RC) in 36:34 and 3rd to Marcus Albano (Taunton AC) in 37:01.  For the ladies Joanna Carritt (Running Forever) was 1st finisher in 41:32 (14th overall), 2nd went to Verity Elston (Minehead RC) in 43:59 (20th overall) and 3rd went to  Tanya Lewis (Running Forever) in 46:44 (28th overall).
The team prizes both went to Minehead RC.

Many thanks to Series regular, Craig Foley, who has sent me some photos of the top 3 men/ladies and both teams receiving their prizes:

2018 TROPHY WINNERS

LADIES CHAMPION: ALI BLANEY (WELLS CH) - ALSO 1ST FEMALE VET 35

LADIES RUNNER UP: MICHELLE FRYER (WESTON AC) 

LADIES THIRD PLACE: LISA HALLETT (RUNNING FOR TIME) - ALSO 2ND FEMALE VET 35

LADIES 4TH OVERALL: HARRIET BURR (WELLS CH)  

LADIES 5TH OVERALL: MARY BUTCHER (MINEHEAD RC) - ALSO 1ST FEMALE VET 55

LADIES 6TH OVERALL: TRACEY THOMAS (BURNHAM HARRIERS) - ALSO 3RD FEMALE VET 35

LADIES 7TH OVERALL: HAZEL SHEARS (LANGPORT RUNNERS)

LADIES 8TH OVERALL: GERALDINE HOPE (WESTON AC) - ALSO 1ST FEMALE VET 45

LADIES 9TH OVERALL: PAM WITHERS (WESTON AC) - ALSO 2ND FEMALE VET 55

LADIES 10TH OVERALL: LESLEY NISBETT (YEOVIL TOWN RRC) - ALSO 1ST FEMALE VET 65

2ND FEMALE VET 45: HELEN DIAMOND (WESTON AC)

3RD FEMALE VET 55: SALLY TUER (RUNNING FOREVER RC)

2ND FEMALE VET 65: SUE NICHOLLS (BURNHAM HARRIERS)

3RD FEMALE VET 45: TRACEY BENTON (BURNHAM HARRIERS)


MENS CHAMPION: CHRISTIAN GREEN (WELLS CH)

MENS RUNNER UP: MATTHEW BOWDEN (MINEHEAD RC)

MENS 3RD PLACE: DARRELL SHEEN (YEOVIL TOWN RRC) - ALSO 1ST MALE VET 40

MENS 4TH PLACE: DANNY DOYLE (MINEHEAD RC) 

MENS 5TH PLACE: NICK BROOKE (DORSET DODDLERS) - ALSO FIRST MALE VET 60

MENS 6TH PLACE: MATT POWELL (BURNHAM HARRIERS)

MENS 7TH PLACE: JUSTIN THOMAS (WELLS CH) - ALSO 2ND MALE VET 40

MENS 8TH PLACE: ANDREW PIPER (WELLS CH) - ALSO 1ST MALE VET 50

MENS 9TH PLACE: BEN TIMPSON (RUNNING FOREVER RC) 

MENS 10TH PLACE: GRAHAM GOLDSMID (WELLS CH) - ALSO 2ND MALE VET 50

3RD MALE VET 50: STUART DIAMOND (WESTON AC)

3RD MALE VET 40: JOSH HARRIS (WESTON AC)

2ND MALE VET 60: PAUL CHADWICK (WELLS CH)

3RD MALE VET 60: DAVE CARNELL (MAIDEN NEWTON RUNNERS)
1ST MALE VET 70: PAUL SNELLING (WESTON AC)

Results for earlier races in the Series can be found on the news archive page below or on the individual race page.