Challenging course for runners

PUBLISHED: 14:36 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:36 21 October 2015

One hundred and nine runners took part in Portishead Running Club’s 10k multi-terrain race around the town.

Portishead Running Club’s 10k multi-terrain race saw 109 runners tackle a challenging course in and around the woods, lake grounds and coastal paths of Portishead.

There was also a fun run organised around the cricket pitch, which was enjoyed by children and their families. This local race was supported by the local army cadets and the Rotary Club and all the money raised goes to a local charity.

The club would like to thank all the volunteers including the ladies who baked and sold cakes and of course all the runners together with their supporters who made the day.

Top 15: Andrew Sparks 41.53; Steve Wood 42.24; Elliott Chard 42.28; Scott Purnell 42.42; Andrew Grant 42.46; Andy Chadburn 42.51; John Mallone 42.54; Paul Dodd 43.29; Jonathan Williamson 43.33; Nick Stopard 43.54; Gordon Everett 44.27; Dan Miles 44.32; Simon Pitura 44.36; Jeremy Murgatroyd 44.47; Tony Hogg 44.53.

Other results - Forest of Dean Autumn Trails Half Marathon: Pat Foley came first in his age category in a time of 1.27.04. Michael Martin was also first in his age category in 1.43.50.

Avon Valley Country Park 10k: Richard Nuell (17th) 53.45. Devil’s Aquathlon at Sanford Park Lido and Lekhampton Hill (50m swim, 6.5 mile run): Richard Nuell, who was the oldest participant in this event, came 79th in a time of 2.16.52.

Chester Marathon: Giacomo O’Squintani (3.25.35). Yorkshire Marathon: Giacomo O’Squintani (3.12.48).

Portishead Running Club meet at The Hutch (opposite the Lido at the Lake Grounds) on a Tuesday and Thursday every week for a 7pm social run. There is also a ladies’ only session on Wednesday, also starting at 7pm.

Please check out the club’s Facebook page, which is an open group on its website for further details.

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