Wells City Harriers had a contingent of senior runners out competing at the 19th edition of the Full Monty Cute 10 mile multi-terrain race on Sunday. Starting and finishing at Ham Hill Country Park, by Stoke-sub-Hamdon the muddy course attracted 257 runners. U23 Harrier Philip Bridge ran out winner.. Read on for details on the Somerset County XC Championships; and a reminder about next week’s Street 5k. Also the Somerset Race Series 2018, sponsored by Cornwall Glass, is almost finalised.
Report from Graham:
Last Sunday on a lovely sunny morning 7 Members from Wells City Harriers lined up for the start of the 'Full Monty' multi terrain 10 mile race at Ham Hill Country park near Yeovil. This popular event organised by Crewkerne Runners is a tough muddy off road course which includes 10 hills and takes in some of the most scenic countryside in South Somerset. Regularly rated by Runners World in its top 10 of multi terrain events this race is always full by October.
First home for Wells and winner of the whole race was the ever improving Phillip Bridge in a great time of 1.07.09.
Next in 36th place was (VM50) Graham Goldsmid in 1.27.05, then came (MV40) Duncan Verel recent winner of the coveted club 'Bog seat award' who was 113th in 1.44.11, next came Alice Knight (WV45) who was 156th in 1.51.07, then Catherine Goldsmid (WV45) 161st just behind Alice in a time of 1.52.50, and lastly Karen Shears (WV60) who was 222nd in 2.08. Wells runner Andrew Pate unfortunately pulled out injured half way round the course.
Well done to all.”
COUNTY XC CHAMPIONSHIPS
This coming weekend, on Sunday 10th December, sees the Somerset County XC Championships take place, as usual at the University of Bath, and several Harriers are competing including many of the juniors from the Monday or Tuesday Harrier training groups. Graham will be in attendance with race numbers. Timetable here.
Next Wednesday, 13th December, is the 171st running of the Street 5km road race, and entry details of the Harriers monthly event are available here as usual and last month’s report and results here. Mince pies for all next Wednesday 13th.
SOMERSET RACE SERIES 2018
Further ahead, the final arrangements are now being made for the Somerset Race Series 2018 sponsored by Cornwall Glass, with the new website up and running and some new races coming into the mix. The two new races are the Ash Town Trail race in May and the Piddle Wood Plod in June - these replace the Chard Flyer and the Wambrook Waddle. Get planning your racing calender for 2018!