The Yeovilton summer 5 series, organised by Yeovil Town Road Runners, continued this week with the third round on Wednesday 13th June. Roger Rowe was once again on the start line for the Harriers. You might wonder why it's worth the trek up to Yeovil when Ironbridge Runner also stage a 5k series on the doorstep in Exeter. Well, whilst the Exeter course is fairly fast, the Yeovil course claims to be the fastest 5k in the country, being all on road and without a single contour in sight.
Roger is proving that he is Mr. Consistency on this course as on this, the third outing of the series, he clocked 20:53, just one second slower than the April race. He also ran an incredibly even paced run: 1st mile 6:44, last mile 6:44, overall pace 6:43.2. This gave him 58th place overall and a comfortable victory on the night in the MV65 category, however, he has moved down the placing slightly in the national rankings for this age category, dropping from 12th last month to 14th this. Roger is nothing though if not determined and so you can be sure he will try his hardest to claw his way back up again by the end of the season.
The ever-improving Shaun Antell won the race in a new PB time of 15:08. Alexandra Cutts of SWRR won the women's event in 18:56. There were 128 finishers. Next race is Wednesday 18th July, 7pm kick off!