Bristol University’s Andrew Woods warmed up for the British University’s Cross-Country on Saturday 4th February 2012 with a win in the latest running of the Easy Runner sponsored Bridge Inn 5k on Tuesday 31st January 2012. Andrew’s time was a 5k road PB of 15:42. In doing so he led runners from the host club to a 1-2-3 clean sweep. Runner-up was under-20 Luke Grenfell-Shaw in 16:10 with Simon Thornton a further 9 seconds back in 16:19.
In fifth place – and first under-17 – was Luke Jacobs, looking for some form in the run up to the National Cross-Country, in 16:30. The first vet (and in the V50 category too) was Phil Westlake of Bitton Road Runners in 16:57 just getting the better of Jacobs Senior (Mike) who was second vet (and a V45) in 17:05.
The first lady in twenty-sixth place overall was Emma D’Alton of Westbury Harriers in 17:57.
Despite the cold night there were 138 finishers and our thanks as ever go to Chris Elson and his team of volunteers for staging the event.
Full results can be found by following the link to Results-Bridge Inn 5k.
The next race in the 2011/2012 Winter Series will be on Tuesday 28th February 2012.