Victory for Issy Steele and Colin Snook in Stithians 5k run
10:30am Thursday 24th May 2012 in Sport
One hundred and thirty runners lined up at Stithians Showground last week for the launch of the 2012 Duchy Athletic Network 5K Series.
Tony Brewer (Mile High) stormed into an early lead, with the Mile High and Cornwall AC runners featuring prominently in the chasing group. A determined Brewer held his clear advantage until the second of the three laps, when Colin Snook (Cornwall AC) began to close the gap moving past the Mile High runner on the final circuit, finishing strongly to win by a comfortable 21 second margin.
Brewer was clear in second place, with the third spot up for grabs as a group of five, running together from the first lap, prepared for the final showdown. With the finish line in sight, comeback king Dan Simons (Cornwall AC eased ahead in of his immediate pursuers, with team mate Steve Wherry (fourth) running a blinder and taking a few notable scalps in the process, crossing the line one second clear of both Mile High’s Andrew Martin (fifth) and sixth-placed Neil Eddy (Mounts Bay Harriers), with another Cornwall AC runner, Ceri Whitmore, very close behind in seventh position.
The Ladies race was a much more clear cut affair with sixteen-year-old Issy Steele (Falmouth Road Runners) hitting the front from the gun, extending her lead lap after lap, to win by one and a half minutes, running forty six seconds faster than last year. The real scrap was for second place with three ladies, Alice Nicholas (Mounts Bay Harriers), Stephanie Martin (Newquay Road Runners) and Beth Popperwell (Mile High), battling it out in the clsosing stages. Beth was the first to lose contact, as Alice and Stephanie sprinted neck and neck for the line with the Mounts Bay Harrier edging ahead and finishing two seconds ahead of the Newquay runner.
The second race in the DAN 5K Series will be the Hayle Beach Run, hosted by Hayle Runners on Tuesday, June 12. Registration will be at the Hayle Surf Life Saving Club, opening at 6pm, with the start scheduled for 7pm. Runners are reminded that a minimum of three of the five races must be completed to qualify for series memento.
Results – Men: 1 Colin Snook CAC 16.31, 2 Tony Brewer MH 16.52, 3 Dan Simons CAC 17.08, 4 Steve Wherry CAC 17.10, 5 Andrew Martin MH 17.11, 6 Neil Eddy MBH 17.11, 7 Ceri Whitmore CAC 17.12, 8 Richard Pascoe MH 17.24, 9 Stuart Nicholas STA 17.37, 10 Robert Prady CAC 17.40. Age Groups: Under 15: 1 Oscar Chandler U 32.22. Under 20: 1 Sam Harry CAC 18.19. Under 30: 1 Neil Eddy, 1 Stuart Nicholas, Jordan Morant HR 17.42. Under 40: 1 Colin Snook, 2 Dan Simons, 3 Andrew Martin. Under 50: 1 Steve Wherry, 2 Adrian Ball CAC 18.12, 3 Rich Savage MBH 18.17. Under 60: 1 John Telford CAC 19.24, 2 Ewan Mackay U 19.58, 3 Peter Allen NRR 21.07. 60+: 1 Paul Wright NRR 22.03, 2 Des Evans NRR 23.27, 3 Ray Frith NRR 24.01.
Ladies: 1 Issy Steele FRR 18.40, 2 Alice Nicholas MBH 20.10, 3 Stephanie Martin NRR 20.12, 4 Beth Popperwell MH 20.24m, 5 Alison Winship U 20.34, 6 Jenny Almey CAC 20.51, 7 Elisha Hurst CAC 21.29, 8 Karen Harrison CAC 21.32, 9 Julia Pearce CAC 21.53, 10 Charlotte Emsden CAC 21.28. Age Groups: Under 15: 1 Charlotte Emsden, 2 Martha Carlisle CAC 23.54, 3 Sophie Talling NRR 25.15. Under 17: 1 Issy Steele. Under 20: 1 Elisha Hurst, 2 Robyn Day U 24.35, 3 Amy Rundle CAC 24.47. Under 30: 1 Alice Nicholas, 2 Jenny Almey, 3 Miranda Priest U 25.25. Under 40: 1 Julia Pearce, 2 Tammy Jenkin FRR 22.43, 3 Sarah Newing HR 22.55. Under 50: 1 Stephanie Martin, 2 Beth Popperwell, 3 Alison Winship. Under 60: 1 Lesley Richardson NRR 23.05, 2 Judy Jameson CR 27.46, 3 Patricia Hunter STA 31.05. 60+: 1 Susan Mellis STA 26.32, 2 Timothea Cardell HR 27.08, 3 Sandy Jamieson CR 27.36.