Newent Runners came out in force this week to take part in the inaugural the Great Highnam Court Run.
Both the female and male team categories won the 10k event, with Adrian Fishpool coming home first in fifth place with a time of 45:25. Other results were: Phil Rowe 47:45, Russ Dyer 53:22, Chris Barber 54:48, Karen Johnson 59:32, Liza Barber 1:01:34,Lynn Latham 1:02:56, Lisa Mansfield 1:03:55, Susan Baggett 1:06:09, Emily Trenwith 1:07:35, Claire Price 1:13:27 (PB), Sally Taylor 1:17:54, Heather Jones 1:17:55, Deborah Bird 1:19:57, Angela Maile 1:20:16.
Kerry Cawkwell and Hazel Cutting, who was competing in her first race, represented the club in the 5K finishing in 44:17 and 44:18 respectively. A special mention needs to be made for a star of the future, Owen Fishpool, (Adrian Fishpool’s teenage son), who finished the 5K in 2nd place in an impressive 20:32.
Newent Triathlon took place on Sunday and was well represented by the Club as competitors and support Marshals. Times were not available at the time of publication, however, Henry Willis finished in 3rd place overall and was first in his category m19. Peter Cox and Julie Willis were both 2nd in their categories of m60 and f50 respectively, followed by Steve Hurley who was 4th in his category m50.
Other competitors were Angela Sonn, who was competing in her first triathlon finished in seventh place, Russ Dyer, Helen Kelly, Jonathan Miles, Andrew Callard, Yvonne Featherstone and Cath Jones.
Susan Pritt took on the tough Two Tunnels Marathon in Bath finishing in four hours 32 minutes, her first event at this distance.