The club weren’t quite as strong as they have been in recent years with eight of our expected top twenty not turning up on the night and only one of them letting Chris Elson know in advance. Nevertheless we still had eight athletes in the first fifteen including the first four men in Zak Tobias first (31:57), Jarlath McKenna second (32:14) and Owain Jones third in 32:37. Dave Bruce showed what an asset he will be when fully fit by finishing fourth in 33:39 in his first outing in club colours. Rob Stewart was eighth in 35:42 before our first two ladies finished; with Jenny Spink making a welcome return in tenth overall in 36:20 twenty seconds clear of Nicola Brookland who was eleventh overall in 36:40. Penny Gardner was third lady in 42:05 finishing sixty-ninth overall with Alice Doggrell fourth lady home by my reckoning in eighty-first place in 43:04.
The full race results listing all 251 finishers can be found at:
So far no official team result has been seen but it is believed that Bristol & West were first with Southville in second place and Westbury Harriers in third.
Keith Brackstone reports.