October Weston Prom Run – Basking in the balmy end of summer heat.

29 Oct

The second of none Weston Prom Runs was held last Thursday night (26th Of October) in exceptionally warm and still conditions.  This run is known for its variety of weather and I guess we can expect a significantly different experience from now on.

We had 25 runners in a total field of 384 so we were well represented as usual  Lots of PB’s were recorded as you might expect given the conditions but the Prom Run is as much about sociable running through the winter months and going to the pub afterwards.  We are Bristol & West though so can’t help being ourselves and had plenty up the front of the pack as usual.

Our two women’s teams, senior men’s team and three mens master’s teams were entered on the night so we’ll see how we do through the season.  Getting a total of 6 teams entered is a first and great to see and whether it is the run or the socialising that gets us there is neither here nor there. Team results are only published infrequently but when they are available we’ll update everyone.

Tim Weston made his debut for the club and came in 2nd overall but due to a little disagreement with the timing mat is recorded for posterity as 3rd.  Tim was also first M40 and led our Masters A team home.  Kurt Taylor ran a PB as another new member of the club and came in 5th overall following up his win as an unattached runner in the first race.

Andrew Tarrant (12th), Dan Schofield (14th), Matt Robinson (24th and 1st M50), John Rooney (25th and 4th M40), Tom Watkins (45th), Jon Goodland (61st and 1st M60) Daryl Phillips (69th) led the men’s red and white charge.  Supporting form back in the field were Steve Grant (124th), Tom Burgess (215th and 6TH M60), Bob Cox (227th and 8th M60), Rob Coleman (246th), Roger Brocklesby (280th), Malcolm Cowton (301st) and Brendon Wilson (322th)

Our female runners were led in by Alice Davies (56th and 3rd women), Elizabeth Plews (71st and 4th women), Molly Chilton (89th and 6th women), Jane Coleman (99th and 2nd F40), Alice Doggrell (108th and 11th women), Naomi Alywin (109th and 12th women), Nicola Oldroyd (119th and 14th women), Rosie Mushens (123rd and 1st F50), Michellw Edgell (335th and 111th women), Agnieszka Kaminska (342nd and 116th women) and Martha Wheeler back on her feet finishing after injury in 349th place and 122nd women.