Avon AAA 10K Championships / Hogweed Trot
Monday 22nd May 2017 7 p.m.
The Avon 10K championships were held as part of the Hogweed Trot (formerly the Yate 10K).
Hogweed Trotters (based in Chipping Sodbury) had attracted a full entry of 500 and put on a well organised race based at Yate Town’s clubhouse with the course on quiet country lanes.
Westbury Harriers had a small (but high quality ! ) turnout with our Vet Men in particularly good form and coming away with a good haul of titles and medals.
The Westbury racers were headed by race winner Anthony Glover. Anthony, a Sodbury local, led in the field and was well clear in a time of 34.47.
Robin Phillips (37.22) is in fine form at the moment and was 4th overall and 1st MV40.
Junior runner Ben Rawlins (16) was next in for Westbury with a controlled, steady run to win the U18 category in 38.14 (but could not take the Avon County title as he has represented Gloucestershire this year).
Ewan, Anthony, Ben and Robin
Nick Bennett was 5th Senior man in a time of 38.46 closely followed by Ewan Paton (V45) who continued his fine series of results with 39.06.
Great run from Chris O’Donovan (9th Senior man) who broke through 40 mins to record 39.27. Well done Chris – still more to come !
David George, like Anthony, another one on “home turf”, turned in another great run of 42.50 to win the Avon AAA Vet 60 title – and was home in Old Sodbury with his feet up and enjoying a cold beer before the prizes were handed out !
Trevor Fitsall with a PB of 45.13 looked comfortable all the way and was followed home by another local Mike Mewse who recorded a respectable 46.34.
Ian Derrick (somehow going incognito as we can’t find his result !) and Nicola Derrick (60.15) did well and well done to Eithne Noonan (55.41) and Kay Ridgwell (56.37) who had good runs in the warm conditions.
Winners Results :
Anthony Glover 1st overall 1st MV40 and Avon County AAA 10K Champion.
Robin Phillips 1st MV 40 Avon County AAA 10K Champion
Ewan Paton 1st MV45 Avon County AAA 10K Champion
David George 1st MV 60 Avon AAA County 10K Champion
Ben Rawlins 1st Under 18