Athletics; Nailsea’s Ironwood Challenge proves popular as ever

PUBLISHED: 14:30 26 February 2019

Race Winner - Female - Jane Faram

Race Winner - Female - Jane Faram

Nailsea Running Club’s Ironwood Challenge race proved as popular as ever this year.

Race Winner - Male - Sam MitchellRace Winner - Male - Sam Mitchell

The six-mile multi-terrain race took in tracks, woods and fields north of Long Ashton and included nearly 180 runners.

The undulating course had plenty of mud and top honours were won by Sam Mitchell (40.38) and Jane Faram (48.10).

Results, men: Sam Mitchell 40.38, Jason Wray 41.39, Gareth Williams 42.06.

Women: Jane Faram 48.10, Sophie Voller 49.01, Emily Cox 51.10.

Race Start on Keeds LaneRace Start on Keeds Lane

Prize winners, Men V40 Christopher Newby 44.26; V50 Paul Deaton 45.34; V60 Gary Jennings 51.23; V70 Stuart Ellis 57.15.

Women, V40 Rachel Foyle 53.58; V50 Jane Colman 51.56; V60 Pam Withers 1:12.30.

Nailsea Running Club is a friendly, sociable club based at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club.

Club nights are Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7pm and new runners are welcome to come and give it a try. See for more information.

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