Fuller makes a big splash with victory and a personal best

WESTON AC runners Will Fuller and Kieron Summers raced to an impressive one-two in the Stoke Stampede 10k road race today.

Fuller claimed victory in a time of 33mins 19secs with Summers (33:47) just holding off Torbay Tri Club’s Ian Tyson (33:49) for second place and the over 40s prize.

For Fuller, who is still an under 23 runner, the time represents a big personal best – despite having to splash his way through a flooded section – easily eclipsing his previous fastest time of 33:49 set as a junior in the 2019 Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k.

They’re off: Eventual winner Will Fuller (5) with Weston clubmate Kieron Summers on his left shoulder. Photo courtesy of the Stoke Stampede race

The performance continues the good form he showed towards the end of last year when her clocked a PB of 26:36 in his own club’s Weston Prom 5 miles road race in November.

Another Weston over 40 runner, Jim McConnel, was fourth in 35:18. Top woman was Taunton AC’s Emma Kiernan in 26th place overall (39:22), just outside her PB of 39:06.