Dursley and District AC’s summer 10K Road race was held at Berkeley on Monday the 16.05. A  field of over 350 entrants turned out on a chilly blustery evening. Whilst the temperature was ideal for running the head wind over the last mile and a half was unwelcome. Garry Hughes continued his impressive form this season with a good win.  

Starting at the front he ran most of the race in the company of John Parker from CLC Striders. He was able to break away in the end to win by a 20 second margin finishing in 31:45. The first lady was Gwen Kinsey from Stroud and District in a time of 38.05. There was another good turnout from Dursley and District runners, with the highlights being another good run for Rebecca Topham, finishing 6th lady in 43:13,(1st LV 40), Dave Saunders claiming 2nd MV60 with run of 43:53 and a number of Personal Bests. Both the mens and ladies teams finished in third place. Chris Gaze led in Paul Wellings to take him comfortably under the 40 minute barrier with Kevin Jackson following them in to claim 3rd MV50. Emily Smith, having looked very comfortable for the first half of the race claimed a top ten place and was not far behind Rebecca. Topham with Mel Williams helping claim the 3rd place for the team. Emily's  and Garry's performacneing was all teh moreimpressive for having raced on Sunday, Emily a 10 miler and Garry a Tri. Martin Ford from Chelthenham Harriers continues to impress as MV65 with a time of 39:01 almost four minutes ahead of the next runner in his category.

Results

G Hughes 1st 31:45;John Parker (CLC Striders)  2nd 32:05; Anthony Bailey (Almost Atheletes) 3rd 34:25.

Dursley Ladies Team: R Topham 6th 43:13: E Smith 9th 43:56; Mel Williams 30th 49:00

Dursley Mens Team: G Hughes 1st 31:45; Chris Gaze 29th 38:58; Paul Wellings 32nd 39:04; Kevin Jackson 39th  39:43.

G Hughes 1st 31:45 PB; Chris Gaze 30th 38:58; Paul Wellings 33rd 39:04 PB;Kevin Jackson 41st 39:43; Tony Wooldridge 44th 40:15; Mark Waller 49th 40:31 (PB); Dave Wood 56th 41:01; Dave Halford 71st 42:43; Rebecca Topham 82 43:13 (1st LV40); John Burt 88th 43:52; Dave Saunders 91st 43:53; Emily Smith 97th 43:56; John Delafield 115th 45:18; Ian Hobbs 118th 45:42; Rich Clarke 137th 46:36; Mel Williams  168th 49:00; Avril Yearsley 190th 50:14; Laura Price 195th 50:39; Barry Topham 215th 52:52; Liz Davis 217th 52:56; Erica Fuller 222nd 53:11; John Spicer 225th 52:23.

 

As some of you may know there were some discrepancies on the night for Draft Results click here

Many thanks go to Ray and Mel Williams as Race organisers as well all who assisted on the night .