1 TOM MERSON – Who else than Tom “the machine”? Only three days after his fine effort in the Bristol Half, Tom won the Devon 10,000m championship on the track in an impressive new pb of 30:41, lapping the whole field at least twice in the process, and as if that was not enough Tom managed yet another half at the weekend, finishing 6th in the Robin Hood race in Nottingham in 70:12 – yes only his 5th race in two weeks!
2 KATE GOODHEAD – Kate makes the list in second place for the second week running! She shattered more than a few male egos by finishing second overall in Gloucestershire’s Woodchester 8 mile multi-terrain and not surprisingly also shattered the women’s course record.
3 STEVE MITCHELL – Steve took time out from a lazy holiday to finish 3rd in the Bermuda 5 mile road race, with clubmate Dave Green in 4th.
1 NATHAN YOUNG – Nathan is top again this week after overcoming all the senior opposition to win the Ash Excellent 8 mile multi-terrain race in Somerset in 48:48.
2 SEAN HAZELL – Sean continued his fine late season form on the track by smashing his pb in winning the 3000m steeplechase in 9:45 at the final South West League match at Yeovil.
2 ROB WHITHAM – Rob’s run in the Bristol Half escaped under the radar. He did well to duck under 80mins and must have been one of the first juniors to finish.
1 JOHANNA JAY – You may not have noticed her, but Jo overcame a mass of elbows to win – we think – the V55 prize in the Bristol Half, clocking just inside 1:50 – not bad for a spritely 67 year old!
2 PHIL PARRY – How could we ever leave Phil out? Once more a paragon of consistency, he again dipped under 72mins to end up the first V45 finisher and our third scorer in the Bristol Half.
3 ANDY HARRISON – Not quite up with Phil, but Andy once again underlined his untapped talent as one of the city’s fastest vets by finishing in the 76 minute timeframe