Harriers at the Races: Yeovil 5k & Crewkerne 9

June 2005

There was a good turn out of Harriers at the June edition of the Yeovilton 5km road race. 29 Harriers toed the start line in the field of 142. Winner of the race was Harrier Jon James in a nippy 15.24 to demonstrate that he is returning back to form after recent injury problems. Next Harrier home was 7th placed Tom Bush, the recent Wells 10km Fun Run victor, in a time of 15.45, just shy of his personal best (pb) at this distance. Other pbs were recorded by Dickie Wythe, 16.34, and Tim Hamblin, 19.24. Second Female home was Karen Buckley in 18.42. 14 year old Ben Kelsey made his debut over the distance to record a very promising 23.12.

Other positions and times:
12th Rob Parfitt, 16.14; 24th James Mellanby, 17.23; 28th Jon Sharp 17.43; 37th Chris Kelsey 18.30; 39th Dave Stanfield, 18.38; 50th Ann Taswell 19.13; 57th Paul Chadwick 19.36; 62nd, Gary Tubridy 19.58; 65th Nick Edwards 20.27; 74th Becky Lee 20.55; 77th Colin Money 21.01; 80th Tracey Halliday 21.19; 83rd Ian Carpenter 21.29; 85th Sue Cook 21.30; 87th Sean Rodgers 21.45; 91st Ian Roberts 21.56; 96th Carol Buckland 22.45; 107th Chris Storie 23.25; 119th Angela Thomas 25.18; 120th Sue Hammer 25.39 ; 121st Pat Challis 26.02; 133rd Jenny Slade 29.09; 134th Corrine Hawkins 29.28.

The previous Sunday, in the latest round of the Somerset Race Series, Crewkerne Running Club were celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Annual Carnival Race. This year the Crewkerne ‘Hilly’ 9 mile Race, was run in the rain, and Dickie Wythe continued to show his consistency with his 13th place, in a time of 56.33, out of a field of just short of 150 competitors. Dickie’s son Dave Wythe ran to victory away in the shorter Fun Run. Training partners Paul Chadwick and Tim Hamblin finished fairly close together in 34th and 41st positions respectively, 62.28 and 63.54. 5th woman home was Sue Cook in 69.27, followed by Alasdair Bell, 70.12, and Sue Hammer, 74.18.

The next race in the Somerset Series is the Quantock Beast Multi-terrain race on July 3rd.