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2:00pm Sunday 24th June 2012 in Sport
BOURTON Roadrunners’ members continue to impress despite tough racing conditions in the wind and rain.
The Humphs Bourton Hilly half-marathon saw five athletes chop and change for the lead up to the seventh mile.
Anthony Baily, of Almost Athletes, and Bourton’s Dennis Walmsley broke away from the pack.
The younger Baily proved to be the stronger over the last five miles and took a well-deserved victory with Walmsley second in one hour 18 minutes 18 seconds and first veteran over 40.
Andy Chapple was next and Shona Crombie-Hicks completed back-to-back victories in the women’s section, finishing in 1.25.02 and 1.25.18 respectively.
Darren Long followed in 1.28 as Bourton finished first men’s team and Tony Goodwill impressed with third veteran over 55 in 1.28.49.
Mike Hobbs clocked 1.31.17, while Claire Harrison ran a personal best as first veteran over 35 in 1.38.58 and Chris Lomax did his first halfmarathon in 1.47.59.
Rodger Woodley is close to 100 half-marathons after recording 1.52.46.
At the Westonbirt 10-kilometre race in Gloucestershire, Walmsley was second male and first veteran over 40.
Chapple finished third veteran over 40 in 37.56 and Crombie-Hicks was third lady and second veteran over 35 in 39.02.
Steph Lane was second senior lady in 40.05 ahead of the in-form Andy McCoombes in 42.59.
Harrison clocked 45.06, Rob Humphris 45.23, Ali Lane 46.08, Brian Hulcup 46.17, Steph Holton 46.42, Gill Carrick 47.44, David Pyne 47.55, Lynn Hudson 53.03 and Doug Reeve 1.03.13.
Steve Edwards is closer to his goal of 500 sub-3.30 marathons after finishing well within his target in Cork.
He was then 17th in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, in 3.15.57 and fourth overall and first veteran over 40 in Littledown, Bournemouth, in 3.09.01.