Performances Of The Week

12 Sep

Senior Performances

Claire Hallissey – Who else? Wow! What a fantastic run to win the Bristol half in a marvellous new PB of 72:02 and earn automatic selection for next month’s world championship in Birmingham.

Kate Goodhead – She finished 11th on her debut for Great Britain in the World Mountain Running
championship despite falling on a downhill section when in 6th place.

Phil Wylie – A best ever run to finish as high as 4th in the prestigious Cardiff 10K. His time not surprisingly a new PB of 30:09 and a great trial for the forthcoming World Duathlon championships. There were several near misses for inclusion, namely Tom Merson, who led our team home in the Bristol half in a near PB of 68:53, and first year senior Dan Woolford, who set an impressive time of 33:08 in his maiden 10K at Cardiff.

U20 Junior Performances

Nathan Young – He clocked an outstanding time for a first year junior of 32:53 to finish in the top 30 at the Cardiff 10K.

Matt Peters – Sprint finish winner of the U20 Bristol Road Mile in his best time for the College Green course of 4:48 – just 9secs outside the record and he is only in his first year in the age group. Can he continue the Peters dynasty?

Katie Knowles – Although she had no meaningful competition, she strolled away with the senior women’s title in the Bristol Road Mile in 5:11.

Veteran Performances

Phil Parry (V45) – Another evergreen performance in the Bristol half. What would we do without him?

Dave Bedwell (V55) – He may be concentrating more on his coaching now, but still showed his rare middle distance ability for a man of his age by winning the Masters title in the Bristol Road Mile.

Nicola Brookland (V35) – Despite clocking an unofficial PB of 35:10 at the 10K point and suffering in consequence over the last three miles, she still finished the Bristol half in 80:09.

PS Rob Whalley’s apparently eye-catching performance on his Stag weekend was not considered eligible for consideration!

Mike Down