Challenging conditions for Ironwood event

PUBLISHED: 14:20 09 March 2011

Ironwood start for Nailsea Running Club

Ironwood start for Nailsea Running Club

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HEAVY conditions underfoot gave tough running conditions at Nailsea Running Club’s Ironwood Challenge, a testing off-road race held in the woods and fields above Long Ashton recently.

HEAVY conditions underfoot gave tough running conditions at Nailsea Running Club’s Ironwood Challenge, a testing off-road race held in the woods and fields above Long Ashton recently.

Almost 150 intrepid runners braved the mud and hills, led home by Anthony Glover (Westbury Harriers) in 46.05 minutes, followed in second place by Graham Harding (Town and Country Harriers) 47.02 and in third place by the first over 40 man, Ken Ham (Thornbury Running Club) 47.18.

The first over 50 man was Phil Manning (Stroud Athletic Club) 49.54 and the first over 60 man Peter Brown (Town and Country Harriers) 54.01.

The ladies competition was won by Annabel Granger (Bristol and West AC), who ran a storming race to finish fourth overall in the event in 48.07, closely followed in fifth place by the second lady, her clubmate Nicola Brookland in 48.11.

The ladies veterans winners were - over 40: Emma Oughton (Great West Runners) 59.09; over 50: Lorna Shaw (Chepstow Harriers) 59.35 and over 60, evergreen Audrey Butler (Great West Runners) 1.49.00.

Nailsea Running Club’s next race is the brand new Tyntesfield Ten, to be held on May 24 at 7pm within the National Trust’s beautiful Tyntesfield estate. This is a new venture on a testing hilly off-road 10k(ish) course.

For further details see: www.nailsearunningclub.org.uk or contact race director David Smart on 01275 393485.


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