Despite the wet weather, and long journey to London, Wells City Harriers had 8 teams comprising 34 runners (including 3 members from the Dukes family!) Out competing in the southern road relays at Crystal Palace last Sunday.
First race in the rain over a 3.1 km course were the u13 boys who came 38th Jack Harvey led the team off in a time of 11.22 followed by Edward Sherman in 14.35, Logan Moncrieff in 12.49 & Owen Dukes in 14.51
Followed by the u15 boys again over a 3.1 km course who came 9th Tommy Hummel was first off in 10.58 followed by Dan Maydew in 10.33, Bradley Glover in 11.17 & Toby Watson in 11.03
Next off were the u15 girls over a 3.1km course who came 42nd Hannah Blundy was first off in 11.43, followed by Amalia Page in 14.21 & Bali chapman in 14.01
Then came the u17 women over a 3.1km course who came 7th Holly bigger was first off in 11.47 followed by Poppy Pellow in 11.51, & Lizzy Ingram in 11.55
Next to run over a longer 4.8km course were the u17 men who came 18th Matthew Quaterman was first off in 16.01 followed by Leo Stockham in 17.26, Charlie Cook in 17.06, & Bernard Mealing in 17.55
As the weather improved and despite some late withdrawals wells had 2 teams and 1 vet 50 team competing in the senior men’s race which was run over a distance of 6.1km
Senior men ‘A’ came 24th
Sam Sommerville was first off in a time of 19.01, followed by Ben Tickner in 17.59, Matthew Dickinson in 19.25, Ollie Dickinson in 19.16, Chris Green in 19.35 & Phillip Bridge in 19.14
Senior men ‘B’ who came 60th
Zak Hurrell was first off in a time of 19.54, followed by Chris Walker in 21.47, Alex Coombs in 21.03, Dylan Dukes in 20.40, Tom Dukes in 21.10 & Will Pate in 21.16
Vet 50 men who came 5th
First off and the fastest vet 50 of the day was club coach Jon James in 19.19 followed by John Glaisher in 21.28, Andy Piper in 22.59 & Steve Masters in 22.10
Well done to all runners from wells who competed and to the coaches and parents who helped with transport and team management on the day
Members from wells were also out competing on Sunday at the Bristol Half Marathon and the Mells Scenic 7 race
First home for the harriers at the popular Bristol Half Marathon was Rosie Park 945th in 01.37.27 followed by
Rosie Park 945th in 01.37.27
Mike Bosley 1087TH in 01.39.09
Dave Cory 1456TH in 01.42.34
Mike Rusca 1630TH in 01.43.58
Nick Weaving 1898TH in 1.46.05
Barbara Mercer 3314TH in 01.56.19
Claire Wood 3457TH in 01.57.12
Sharon Bowles 5666TH in 2.19.38
Mike Ommanney 6285TH in 2.30.
While at the Mells Scenic 7 multi terrain race (race 15 in the Somerset Series) the Harriers had 5 runners taking part.
First home in 5th place (mv40) Damien Pick in 49.41 followed by
(MV50) Graham Goldsmid 14TH in 53.18
(MV50) Craig Foley 27TH in 56.53
(SEN FEM) Harriet Burr 52ND in 1.04.
(MV60) Pete Wright 82ND in 1.15.24
The next race in the Somerset Series is race 16 the Burnham Half Marathon on Sunday 7th October and the first of the wells street 1k, 2k, & 5k series is on Wednesday 10th October