2013 BRITISH ATHLETICS WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING TRIAL RACE/S
WHINLATTER FOREST, CUMBRIA. SUNDAY 11th AUGUST
2013 BRITISH ATHLETICS MOUNTAIN RUNNING SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
3rd RACE IN THE 2013 BRITISH ATHLETICS MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHALLENGE
ROB’S SUCCESSFUL WORLD BID
Eryri Harrier Rob Samuel was in a class of his own as he mastered the tough 3 lap 14.4km/750m World Trial race course at Winlatter Forest, Cumbria on Sunday 11th August securing his place in the Great Britain Team for the 29th World Mountain Running Championships at Krynica-Zdrỏj. Poland on Sunday 8th September. On the first lap, Chris Smith pushed the pace with Rob and Andi Jones in very close attendance, on the 2nd lap Chris faded and Rob pulled away from Andi Jones, a gap that Rob maintained on the final lap to win in a time of 59:11 with: 2nd Andi Jones 59:38. 3rd James McMullan 60:44. 4th Tom Addams 61:02. 5th Nick Swinburn 61:19. 6th Chris Smith 61:57. 7th Orlando Edwards 62:32 & 8th Gary Priestly 62:54. Victory also secured Rob the British Athletics Mountain Running Championship.
In the Junior men/senior women’s 2 lap 9.6km/500m race, Eryri’s Nathan Jones had to be satisfied with 3rd position behind the Calder Valley pair of Bradley Travis who led from the off to win in a time of 40:51 ahead of club colleague Max Wharton 41:33 with Nathan 3rd in a time of 41:53. 4th Maximilan Nicholls 42:06. Still, Nathan will be pleased to have secured his place in the GB Team for the World MR Championships in Poland next month while Carmarthen’s Lloyd Heckler just missed out in 5th place with a time of 42:52.
1st Female finisher was Emma Clayton in a time of 44:25 followed by: 2nd Sarah Tunstall 44:52. 3rd Mary Wilkinson 45:07. 4th Katie Walshaw 46:00 & 5th Julie Briscoe.
The junior women’s 1 lap 4.8km/250m race was won by Georgia Mair 22:21 with: 2nd Annabel Mason 22:30. 3rd Carriona Groves 23:07. 4th Lydia Sharpe 23:35 & 5th Sally Ratcliffe 24:15.
There was a good turnout of quality athletes for the World trial races which were run in overcast and dry conditions.
WELSH ATHLETICS MOUNTAIN RUNNING SECRETARY