Luke beats the Clock to win Calne Challenge 10k

lukeevansLUKE Evans continued his good autumnal form with a runaway victory in the Calne Clock Challenge 10k road race.

On his last visit to Wiltshire two weeks ago the Bristol & West AC runner won the Grittleton 10k in 32:05 after a tough battle with Calne’s Simon Nott.

Nott opted for the 5k yesterday so Evans was left with a clear run to the finish line as he won by one-and-a-half minutes in a respectable 31:58.

Former Bitton Road Runner Mike Blackmore, who is now with Team Bath AC, was sixth and first veteran over 40 in 36:02, which is his fastest 10k of the year.

Wife Fiona was top woman in the 5k event in 19:30 with Bitton Road Runners’ Sarah Wright third.


Calne Clock Challenge 10k – men: 1 Luke Evans (B&W) 31:58; 2 George Gurney (unatt) 33:28; 3 Thomas Davies (TB) 34:47; 4 Mike Milstead (unatt) 35:26; 5 Simon Gilbert (Devizes RC) 35:50; 6 Mike Blackmore (TB, M40 1st) 36:02.

M50: 1 David Vaudin (TB) 38:25;

Women: 1 Fee Maycock (Chelt) 40:11; 2 Lucy Morrison (Calne RC) 41:06; 3 Clare Martin (Purbeck) 42:14. 320 finishers.

5k – men: 1 Simon Nott (Calne RC) 15:49; 2 Max Davis (AVR, U20) 17:17; 3 Gary MacAlister (AVR) 19:04.

Women: 1 Fiona Blackmore (TB, W35) 19:30; 2 Jane Watkins (Marlbro, W55) 19:35; 3 Sarah Wright (Bitton RR, W45) 24:04. 66 finishers.



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