Shrewsbury Athletic Club runners turned out in force for the annual Dearnford Lake Relays at Whitchurch, with the team race comprising three legs each of approximately two miles around the lake and 124 teams entered on the night. A memorable night unfolded,with the Club sending a record seven teams of three runners to compete, taking 2nd and 4th place in the Men's team event and 1st and 2nd place in the Mixed team event. Paul Jones and Matt Hall were 3rd and 4th fastest individual men on the night and Sara Willhoit and Lauren Morley, 3rd and 4th fastest individual women.
Male Team Results:
2nd Team: Scott Hall 10/37, Matt Hall 10/26, Paul Jones 10/11. 4th Team: Luke Butler 10/50, Gabe Morris 10/35, James Hickinbottom 10/33. 10th Team: Kevin Francis 11/43, Graham Jones 12/20, Grant Loyd 12/04. 14th Team: Pete Hughes 12/01, Graham Parton 13/24, Andy Lewis 13/07. 15th Team: Stewart Farley 11/46, Pete Butler 14/29, Pete Savill 12/57.
Mixed Team Results:
1st Team: Andrew Birch 11/22, Sara Willhoit 11/58, Steve Waters 11/05. 2nd Team: Robert Lisney 11/03, Lauren Morley 12/40, Connor Middleton 11/03.
The Club sent a strong squad to the Ironbridge 4 Mile Race, the 4th fixture in the Telford Sexarathon Series, with Luke Butler leading the side home in 17th place, Kevin Francis 39th and 3rd Veteran Over 50 and Stewart Farley 49th. Zoe Barber had an impressive first outing in the Sexarathon Series, finishing 2nd in the Womens' race and 1st in the Senior Lady category. With two fixtures remaining, Kevin Francis and Pete Savill lead the Veteran Over 50 and 60 categories and Chris Wakeman is 3rd in the Veteran Over 55 category.
Ironbridge 4 Results: 17 Luke Butler 23/53, 39 Kevin Francis 25/46(3rd Veteran Over 50), 49 Stewart Farley 26/38, 62 Zoe Barber 27/31(2nd Lady, 1st Senior Lady), 67 Pete Savill 27/57(1st Veteran Over 60), 72 Chris Wakeman 28/11(4th Veteran Over 55), 132 Michael Thomas 30/54, 164 Pete Butler 32/29, 281 Alison Wilson 39/28(3rd Lady Veteran Over 60).
In the Stiperstones Fell Race, the 6th and penultimate fixture in the Shropshire Summer Fell Series, Steve Turk finished 21st in 34/25 and 1st Veteran Over 45 and Gill Evans finished 71st in 42/32, 1st Lady Veteran Over 55, maintaining her lead in the Series with one race remaining.
Back Left to Right: Gabe Morris, Matt Hall, Pete Savill, Scott Hall, Robert Lisney, Stewart Farley, Andrew Birch, Graham Parton, Andy Lewis, Paul Jones, Luke Butler, Lauren Morley.
Front Left to Right: Grant Lloyd, Graham Jones, Kevin Francis, Pete Hughes, Sara Willhoit, Steve Waters, Connor Middleton.