Summers sixth in North Dorset Villages marathon

IN his first marathon of 2022 Kieron Summers produced a solid performance in the challenging but picturesque countryside North Dorset Villages event.

Weston AC’s Kieron Summers (105). Photo courtesy of the Dartmoor Discovery

The 47-year-old Weston AC veteran clocked a time of 2hrs 48mins 23secs to finish sixth, fourth veteran overall and second in his own M45 age category.

That time is some way off his lifetime best of 2:36.25 which he ran in Newport only last October, his second PB of 2021 having run 2:37.21 in the Shepperdine marathon in April.

The race was won by Bournemouth AC’s Nicholas Stuart in 2:40.30 and top woman was Daisy Baker of Millfield Triathlon Club in 3:04.59. There were 259 finishers.