Beacon Batch       North Somerset        (5 miles) 1000ft climb 23.06.09      Results by category       Full Results

We were blessed with a beautiful summer’s evening on one of the longest days of the year to enjoy fantastic views across the Mendips. 98 runners took on the 1000 feet climb over 2 miles to the Beacon Batch summit which was followed by a glorious mile along the top of the Mendips, before the 1000 feet descent to complete the 5 mile circuit.


Marianne Gittoes (Female Winner Chepstow)                   Jason Rowley (Male Winner) Clevedon AC)


John Battersby(Male Vet 70 Winner Mynyddyr De Cymru)                 Dave Andrews (No 48) and Brenda Avery (No 49) both of Chepstow Harriers

Local runner, Jason Rowley was first home improving on his 4th place from 2008 and taking nearly 30 seconds off his previous time. Congratulations go to Marianne Gittoes from Chepstow Harriers who broke the long standing female record of 14 years. Marianne was closely followed by Weston AC runner Phil Richards. Well done also to Patrick Scallan who improved his 2008 time by nearly 4 minutes to take the Junior Male Title. A special mention goes to all Chepstow Harriers who had 21 entries and won 3 of the 10 categories.

Many thanks to all the brilliant helpers and the Langford Inn in Lower Langford where many enjoyed a good meal and drink after the race.

Rob Skeen