A higher number of entries and faster times were recorded in the Crewkerne 10K race, which took place on Sunday morning. 186 runners lined up at the starting line in Pople’s Well and were counted down to the off by MC Derek Boles, once the lead motor cycle ridden by Mike Lawrence was in position. Marshalls and drinks stations were positioned along the route.
The first male runner to reach the finishing line beside the town hall was Ben Tull aged 19 from Minehead Runners. Despite the heat, Ben came in at a record time of 35.44, nearly a minute faster than last year’s winner. Second was Daniel Cahill aged 28 from Minster Milers in 36.16 and third was Bryn Phillips aged 39 from Yeovil Town Road Running Club in 37.06.
The first female home was Rachel Glaisher aged 49 from Wells City Harriers in 45.59, second was Agi Obidowicz aged 30 from South Molton Strugglers and third Clemintina Clive Ponsonby Fane aged 40 from Yeovil Town Road Running Club in 49.28. The first member of Crewkerne Running Club to finish the 10K was Paul Thomas in 42.24 and the first Rebel Runners male was Adam Tanner in 52.49 and the first female runner from Rebel Runners was Gemma Hughes in 55.56.
This year’s King of the Hill, retaining his crown, was Daniel Cahill and Queen of the Hill, Rachel Glaisher. The winners in the various age categories were presented with their trophies by Joanne Butler of Stokes Partners LLP, race sponsors. This year’s chosen charity is School In A Bag.