Vera Hirst 5k

ByTom Brewster

Vera Hirst 5k

Last night saw the start of Andy O’Sullivan’s 5k “season”, kicking off with the Vera Hirst 5k situated at Whitworth and incorporating 2 laps of the Cowm reservoir – the fast flat course proved to suit Clayton’s 5k enthusiasts.

Claiming 3rd place and smashing his previous personal best by 23 seconds was Road Captain Tom Brewster, coming home in 16:45 after a hard fought race with “Cannonball” John Lloyd of Calder Valley.

Joined shortly after by top-ten finishing Fell Captain Dave Motley who gained 10 seconds on his previous pb to finish in 17:59 a fantastic effort to dip under 18mins.

Next up was Richard “The Beast” Briscoe who, after some humorous debate with his club-mates decided his previous personal best was 19:00, came home within the top 20 with an excellent 18:45.

Rounding up Team Clayton was Steve Fish, completing the race in 26:11 and also scoring a personal best over 5k.

A massive well done to our athletes on their impressive performances last night, it just goes to show that all that winter training is paying off and we look forward to a successful summer for Team Clayton!

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Tom Brewster