Youngsters to the Fore at Bridge Inn

Charlie Maclean and Hannah Alderson were individual winners of the second race of the Bridge Inn Winter Series on Tuesday 25th October 2011 as youngsters from a variety of clubs ran fast times on a night when heavy showers threatened but held off.

Charlie Maclean ran 15.21 to win the race but was chased hard all the way by Bristol and West Club mate Chris Dodd who crossed the line just 4 seconds in arrears in 15.25. Behind these two a trio of Stroud and District athletes – Joe Dalgleish (15.30), Greg Halliwell (15.37) and Brett Halliwell (15.56) -were next home to keep the age of the first five well below 23. Behind the Bristol & West under-17 pair of Zak Tobias and Will Christofi crossed the line in sixth and seventh places in 15.57 and 15.58 respectively.

Hannah Alderson showed her injuries and illness are now behind her as she finished sixteenth overall to win the ladies race – posting a five second PB with her time of 17.18. Behind her second female finisher was Liz Smith of Westbury in 18.53.

As usual there were several good runs from the Bristol & West Recreational runners group – in fact several have improved so much that they are no longer recreational runners – as evidenced by Emma Bower’s 30 second PB of 20.29 to take fifth place in the ladies race and Nick Taviner taking 26 seconds off his PB with 17.26 for seventeenth.

The race had 116 finishers and full results can be found by following the link to Results – Bridge Inn 5k.