PICTURES: Bideford AAC’s Flynn Jennings wins ‘biggest ever’ Bideford 10k

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart
Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford Amateur Athletics Club’s Flynn Jennings stormed through the Bideford 10k on Sunday.

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Jennings, 15, was the first of more than 1,100 finishers on a sun-soaked morning by the River Torridge, finishing with a time of 34mins, 59secs.

Ilfracombe Running Club’s Joe Mackenzie finished second, crossing the line after 35mins, 23secs.

Bideford 10k 2018 winner Flynn Jennings crosses the line. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018 winner Flynn Jennings crosses the line. Picture: Matt Smart

James Pugsley made sure there were two Bideford AAC runners in the top three, finishing three seconds behind Mackenzie with a time of 35mins, 26secs.

Bideford’s Michael Bennett was close behind, finishing fourth and taking the Male V50 category win with a time of 35 mins, 58secs.

Julie Dixon, 15th overall, was the fastest female, crossing the line after 38mins,32secs to make it a double for Bideford.

Jodi Bennett was the second fastest female and 19th overall, with a time of 38mins, 45 secs.

Bideford 10k 2018 runner-up Joe Mackenzie crosses the line. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018 runner-up Joe Mackenzie crosses the line. Picture: Matt Smart

Newton Abbot AC’s Martha Neal was third fastest and 26th overall – she completed the course in 39mins, 15secs.

Runners started at Riverbank car park before running along Bideford Quay and out to Instow on the B3233. The second half of the race took place on the Tarka Trail, with competitors running back to Bideford, finishing back at the quay.

A total of 1,149 people finished the race – 100 more than in 2017.

Third place in the Bideford 10k 2018 went to James Pugsley. Picture: Matt Smart Third place in the Bideford 10k 2018 went to James Pugsley. Picture: Matt Smart

Full provisional results from the Bideford 10k 2018 are available here.

Bideford AAC's Flynn Jennings and James Pugsley finished first and third in the Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford AAC's Flynn Jennings and James Pugsley finished first and third in the Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018 winner Flynn Jennings crosses the line. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018 winner Flynn Jennings crosses the line. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018 winner Flynn Jennings. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018 winner Flynn Jennings. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart Bideford 10k 2018. Picture: Matt Smart


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