Sep 18, 2016

The Melksham 10K

Simon Nott of Calne Running Club and Jaqueline Rockliffe of Avon Valley Runners led home the 200-strong field at the Mellksham 10K.

Results are online here

Category: General
Posted by: Wrinty

Nearly two hundred runners lined up in warm conditions for the fourth running of the Melksham 10K sponsored by the Melksham Independent News. From the start in Lowbourne Road, Simon Nott of Calne Running Club broke away from the field and by the start of the second of the two flat fast laps around the town had built up a significant lead over Mike Rose of Avon Valley Runners in second place and  Daniel Giles of Loughborough in third. Simon came home to finish in a time of thirty two minutes and thirty seven seconds with 2014 winner, Mike Rose breaking the 35-minute barrier for the first time, the runners up position. In fourth place, Stuart Henderson of Team Bath led club mates, Mike Dooley and Steve Hale to the Mens team title.

In the ladies race, Jacqueline Rockliffe continued her recent run of good form with an untroubled victory in thirty nine minutes and eleven seconds and along with Anita Mellodew and Juliet Coulson landed the Ladies team prize for Avon Valley Runners.With Denise Nott of Calne Running Club in second place and Jo Thompson of Team Bath in third.

Age group prizes went to: 1st MV40 - Stuart Henderson of Team Bath AC; 1st MV50 - Mike Dooley of Team Bath AC; 1st MV60 - Anthony Sprules of Frome Running Club; 1st FV40 - Anita Mellodew of Avon Valley Runners; 1st FV50 - Linda Eastmond of Bideford AAC; 1st FV60 - Liz Jarvis..

Provisional results are online here