Emma reigns again in Clevedon but Pippa pushes her all the way

IN a similar fashion to Peters Aldershot’s Emma Pallant continued her dominance of the women’s race as she retained her title.

EmmaPallantThe former European U23 cross-country champion (pictured left) and now international triathlete clocked 22:16 to finish 11 seconds clear of Commonwealth Games steeplechaser Pippa Woolven (pictured below), who is the girlfriend of Peters.

Jo Meek was third Portishead veteran Leanne Davies fourth and first local runner.PippaWoolven

Clevedon Boxing Day 4M – Men: 1 Richard Peters (B&W) 19:38; 2 Tom Merson (B&W) 19:59; 3 Josh Davis (North Somerset) 20:32; 4 Luke Evans (B&W) 20:39; 5 James Thie (Cardiff) 20:44; 6 Luke Grenfell-Shaw (B&W) 20:53; 7 Felix McGrath (Westbury) 21:05; 8 Dan Jones (Team Bath) 21:06; 9 Toby Chapman (Bournemouth) 21:10; 10 Ian Gillespie (B&W V40) 21:14; 11 John Valenthen (Portishead V40) 21:35; 12 Simon Barrett (Serpentine V40) 21:50; 13 Alex Crossland (Clevedon) 21:53; Robbie Stewart (B&W) 21.54.

Other Masters winners – V50: Alfredo Becceril (Somerset) 23:57; V60: Geoff Davis (TB) 25:42; V70: Keith Jones (TB) 31:18. V80: Hugh Soper (Weston-in-Gordano) 42:36.

Women: 1 Emma Pallant (Aldershot Farnham) 22:16; 2 Pippa Woolven (Wycombe Phoenix) 22:27; 3 Jo Meek (Winchester) 23:56; 4 Leanne Davies (Portishead V40) 24:42; 5 Laura Gentile (Unatt) 24:44; 6 Joanne Gallagher (Clevedon) 24:56)

Other Masters winners – V50: Tracy Allan (B&W) 26:16; V60: Judy Orme (Portishead) 30: