Sally continues her fine form

PUBLISHED: 14:30 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:30 06 November 2013

Russell Oldfield.

Russell Oldfield.


Nailsea Running Club’s Sally Johnson continued her run of success with two fast times in recent races.

NAILSEA Running Club member Sally Johnson has continued her phenomenal run of success, coming second lady in the inaugural Portishead Half Marathon in a time of 1.28.35.

This result came a few weeks after the Weston Half Marathon, where Sally ran a PB of 1.27.37. These two race results culminated in Sally taking second prize in the ladies’ race series.

Earlier in the month, Sally also took first lady in the Portishead multi-terrain 10k in a time of 42.38, closely followed by John Mallone who took first place in MSupVet category in a time of 44.01.

One member of Nailsea Running Club went international with Russell Oldfield competing in the Jungfrau Marathon. Taking place in Swiss Bernese Oberland, the race started at Interlaken and finished in Kleine Scheidegg against a backdrop of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch mountains.

In addition to the standard 26.2 mile distance, Russell had the additional challenge of 1,850 meters of climbing with a difference in altitude of 1,550 meters between the start and the finish.

Back in the UK, Betsy Bebbington took part in the Dartmoor Vale Marathon. Finishing in an impressive time of 3.44.15, Betsy was first in the F45 category.

Closer to home, another inaugural event was the Nightingale Nightmare 10k hosted by Southville Running Club, with Ryan Jacovides first Nailsea runner home in 43.21, followed by Matt Lacey in 50.30, Andy Seeley 51.19, Richard Cadwgan 53.04, Mike Salisbury 54.56, Andy Weeks 1.00.41 and Julia Windall 1.01.55.

In a slightly different turn of events, seven Nailsea runners took part in the Monster Race, a 10k obstacle race involving crawling through mud ditches, wading through neck deep ponds and various different obstacles to negotiate.

Ryan Jacovides went solo, completing the course in 55.22 and a team of six comprising of Richard Cadwgan, Fiona McCormick, Andy Weeks, Kathleen Paul, Jon Saunders and Kate Underwood went at a more leisurely pace finishing in one hour 36 minutes.

Nailsea Running Club run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm from Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club. All abilities welcome, please go to for more information.

Nailsea Running Club also lead the Tyntesfield Feel Good Friday runs. The cost is £3 per person which includes a tea or coffee at the Cow Barn afterwards.

Race results - Jungfrau Marathon: Russell Oldfield 5.05.55. Portishead Multi Terrain 10k: Sally Johnson, 42.38, 1st lady; John Mallone, 44.01, 1st msupvet60. Worcestershire Beacon Race (7 miles): Mike King 1.24.23. Portishead Half Marathon: Sally Johnson, 1.28.35.

Weston Prom Race 2: John Mallone 32.26; Cliff Wallis 33.13; Andrew Woodland 36.24; Tony Insull 38.38; Kathleen Paul 40.14; Heather Mountcastle, 40.22; Colin Welch 40.31; Bill Charnock 43.13.

Ashton Court Off Road 10k: Tom Searle 42.11; Ryan Jacovides 43.39. Nightingale Nightmare 10k: Ryan Jacovides 43.21; Matt Lacey 50.30; Andy Seeley 51.19; Richard Cadwgan 53.04; Mike Salisbury 54.56; Andy Weeks 1.00.41; Julia Windall 1.01.55.

Bleadon Level 10k: Sally Johnson, 41.02, first lady, third overall; John Mallone, 41.46, fourth overall; Heather Mountcastle, 54.01, second vet lady. Monster Race: Ryan Jacovides 55.22; Richard Cadwgan, Andy Weeks, Jon Saunders, Fiona McCormick, Kathleen Paul, Kate Underwood, 1.36.00.

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