used the well-organised and friendly Black Hill races as our warm-up
for the forthcoming cross-country season for the past few years.
race takes place in a beautiful setting. This year there were swifts
swooping over the field where the start line is set up. Word is out
about what a good event this is. The draw back to this is that some
were caught out as Race full notices went up well before race day.
the 3km race where Wimborne athletes dominate. This year our young
cross-country racers took all the medals available. Tom Fuller won by
a distance. There was a very close battle for the remaining podium
places for the boys. Over 3km only 3 seconds separated Jago Smith from
Oscar Davis. Of the first six finishers, five were wearing Wimborne
red with Tom Williams 5th and Jay Dunn 6th.
Isabella Cox was a clear winner in the girls 3k race. She was a
distance ahead of Evie Fuller, Toms younger sister, with Ruby
Sargeant making it another podium clean sweep. Georgia Slade was our
other girl, she may have been 4th girl, we cant be certain
as one runner ahead of her is identified only by an initial and
Wimborne runners competed in the 5k. They each claimed 2nd
place in female and male categories. Holly Nixon was the first red
over the line in this race. Brendan Dunn, Jays dad. He was second
man, and was using this event as a stepping stone towards his first
half marathon in Salisbury.
Jack was quickest
WAC runner in the 10k. It was far and away his best
performance yet at Bere Regis, and Graham Whiffen was next red home.
Like Brendan, Di Jack (Joshs mum) was also using this race as part of
her build-up to a half marathon, in her case the one in
Bournemouth. Ian Kennedy was the last of the WAC finishers on the day.
looking forward to returning here in 2019.
race (20 finishers)
Tom Fuller 12:55
2 Jago Smith 14:24
3 Oscar Smith 14:27
5 Tom Williams 14:51
6 Jay Dunn 15:01
8 Isabella Cox 16:28 First girl
9 Evie Fuller 17:17 Second girl
10 Ruby Sargeant 17:26 Third girl
14 Georgia Slade 19:35
race (20 finishers)
Holly Nixon 27:17 Second female
5 Brendan Dunn 31:37 Second male
race (276 finishers)
Josh Jack 51:28
84 Graham Whiffen 55:19
201 Di Jack 69:47
240 Ian Kennedy 77:09