ATHLETICS: Five mile victory

Success for veteran men

BLISWORTH 5 MILES

The Blisworth Friday 5 miles road race saw victory for the Rugby & Northampton Veteran Mens team with the trio of Steve Poole, Greg Spellman and Vince Carroll.

Poole won the over 45 category with a time of 28 mins 30 secs, which placed him 11th in the race closely followed by Spellman just one place and three seconds behind in the same age group. Carroll’s 21st position overall gave him 6th spot in the M40 competition with 29.38.

The club were led home though by Stuart Nelson who finished 3rd when he recorded 26.41 and Luke Robinson claimed top spot in the Under 20 event to finish 7th in 27.43.

His Junior team mates Guy Marshman and Sam Turnell were timed at 30.15 and 30.38 to finish second and third respectively in the age group.

Maree Jesson took third spot for R&N in the ladies race with a time of 32.59, which also gave her top place in the F40 section. Joining her in the Veteran team were Tricia Garner (41.55) and Lisa Johnson (44.58) with Valerie Cross recording 50.06.

Completing the ten man squad for R&N were Neil Martin with 38.34, Dean Shears in 38.48 and Jon Wright on 51.54.

BLISWORTH 5 MILES

The Blisworth Friday 5 miles road race saw victory for the Rugby & Northampton Veteran Mens team with the trio of Steve Poole, Greg Spellman and Vince Carroll.

Poole won the over 45 category with a time of 28 mins 30 secs, which placed him 11th in the race closely followed by Spellman just one place and three seconds behind in the same age group. Carroll’s 21st position overall gave him 6th spot in the M40 competition with 29.38.

The club were led home though by Stuart Nelson who finished 3rd when he recorded 26.41 and Luke Robinson claimed top spot in the Under 20 event to finish 7th in 27.43.

His Junior team mates Guy Marshman and Sam Turnell were timed at 30.15 and 30.38 to finish second and third respectively in the age group.

Maree Jesson took third spot for R&N in the ladies race with a time of 32.59, which also gave her top place in the F40 section. Joining her in the Veteran team were Tricia Garner (41.55) and Lisa Johnson (44.58) with Valerie Cross recording 50.06.

Completing the ten man squad for R&N were Neil Martin with 38.34, Dean Shears in 38.48 and Jon Wright on 51.54.