The fifth and final race of the Pomphrey Sports 5k Series for the Winter 2013/2014 took place over the usual course on Tuesday 25th February 2014. There were some new faces among the 83 finishers with the first three home being visitors from Wales. Matt Collins (16:13) of the Mickey Morris Race Team got the better of his team mate Ryan McFlynn (16:19). Both were well clear of third placed Daryll Barnby from Fairwater Runners (Cwmbran). Had there been a team prize Mickey Morris Race Team would have seen off the host club as they had first, second, eighth, ninth and twenty-third.
Jarlath McKenna was first Bristol & West athlete home in fourth place (16:39) just in front of Bristol University runner James Thompson (16:44) as only five runners broke the 17 minute mark. Matt Langdon of Bitton Road Runners was first V40 clocking 17:37 in tenth place. Malcolm White of Westbury took the honours in the Vet 45 category in 17:51 in fourteenth place and regular age group winners Dave Bedwell (Bristol & West) (Vet 55 twentieth in 18:55) and Dave Wintle (GWR) (Vet 60 twenty-second in 19:10) took their respective categories.
Hayley Winters of Gloucester AC took the Senior Women’s first place in twenty-fourth place overall (19:15) with Ellen Harrison (Bristol University) second lady in 19:51 and Sarah Smith (North Somerset AC) third in 19:56). Sarah Everitt was first W45 in forty-ninth place in 21:12 just in front of club mate Jane Colman (also W45) who clocked 21:18.
As ever a big vote of thanks to Chris Elson, Roger Brocklesby and the team of officials for staging the event and also Pete Davenport for getting the results out speedily as always. A full result list can be found at:
There were 18 finishers from Bristol & West AC.