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Glover retains Avon Couty 10k title as he wins Hogweed Trot

Westbury winners Anthony Glover and Aidan Noble

ANTHONY Glover clearly loves the Hogweed Trot 10k. Earlier this week the Westbury Harrier retained his title and the Avon Championship crown with a hard-earned victory in a time of 35mins 31secs.

On a warm evening that was 44 seconds last year but still enough to hold off Olly Sheppard of Emersons Green Running Club (35:40) in second and Harriers’ clubmate Alex Hamblin in third (35:46).

The Harriers’ enjoyed further success with Robin Phillips finishing first veteran over 40 in ninth (37:22) to retain his county title – though top veteran overall in seventh was M50 runner Nick Faye in 37:04 – while Aidan Noble was the first junior in 10th place (37:27).

Leading woman in 41st place of the 449 finishers was Angharad Flower of UCL clocking  41:42 with Caroline Nicholas of the host club Hogweed Trotters runner-up (43:14). Bitton Road Runners’ Helen Hinsley was third (43:26).

Westbury’s Eithne Noonan was delighted to win the W60 category and the Avon County W60 title.