Southville Running Club men pack top ten behind mystery Ironwood winner

Challenge accomplished for Clevedon AC runners (L to R): Francesca Rawlings, who finished seventh woman, Sally Richards, Ashley Lockton and Nicole Skippins.


MYSTERY runner Jessica Errington was top woman in the Ironwood Challenge 6 miles multi terrain race on Sunday.

Over 40 veteran Errington finished 12th overall in 44mins 58secs, over three minutes clear of Southville Running Club’s Jane Faram (48:10) with Westbury Harriers’ Sophie Voller third in 49:01.

Top man overall and also not listed with any club to his name was Sam Mitchell and he too enjoyed an emphatic victory clocking 40:38 to finish 61 seconds clear of Jason Wray, from host outfit Nailsea Running Club.

The Southville Running Club trio of Gareth Williams, David Withers and Mark Ducker took the next three spots and also had Will Herriot (7th) and Otto Karhunen (8th) in the top ten.

Leading Bristol & West AC runner in sixth was Greg Chance (43:49). There were 178 finishers.