The Third Race of the Filton Flyer 5k Series was held on a muggy night with the occasional spot of rain on the usual footpaths in Filton. Dave AWDE built an early lead only to be overhauled by Craig Williams of the Micky Morris Racing Team the latter clocking 16.08 to Dave’s 16:15. In third place was David Tonkin (unattached) in 17:01.
In the Ladies race Imogen PECK came home clear in 19:30 in fifteenth place overall but not before Chloe Broughton of Great Western Runners (GWR) had closed her down before Imogen pulled away again in the last 400 metres. Chloe clocked 19:39. Lucy Ellis, also of GWR, finished third lady in 20:08.
Further down the field Fliss Russell clocked a Filton Flyer PB with 26:02 in a category (W55) where the winner was Jackie Riley of Bitton Road Runners in a hugely respectable 21:49.
With only 42 finishers it is clear that this race hasn’t caught the imagination as a replacement for the Aztec West Fast 5k and there is already talk in the club about looking for a new course ahead of the 2018/2019 series.
Full results can be found below: