Hard fought races up the hills

Joseph Bulmer

The third Gliddon and Squire Race took place in glorious sunshine at St Michael’s School on Sunday over an exciting and hilly course.

Almost every race was hard fought and the season is developing into what promises to be a nail biting last few races to find the winners in each age group.

Shaun Antell had a good victory in the senior men’s race and the veteran Michael Gilmour, always a very popular participant was cheered home after the gruelling hills The healthy rivalry between Vicky Skelton and Ginny Crosbie in the senior ladies continues to set a great example to the younger runners.

Senior ladies: 1st Virginia Crosbie (West Buckland); 2nd Vicky Skelton; 3rd Mel Evans.

Senior Men : 1st Shaun Antell (North Devon Road Runners); 2nd James Pugsley (Kingsley); 3rd Simon Mathers (Kingsley).

U19 Boys: 1st Nick Seccombe (Shebbear); 2nd Charlie Rickard (Pilton); 3rd Robert Carter North Devon Athletic Club).

U19 Ladies: 1st Kristina Tang (Kingsley); 2nd Fredrika Karlsson (Lampard); 3rd Alice Jackson (Kingsley).

Under 15 Boys: 1st Sam Wordley; 2nd Bug Hall (NDAC); 3rd Xan Wesolowski (West Buckland).

U15 Girls: 1st Natalia Ferreira (NDAC); 2nd Daisy Waldron ( West Buckland); 3rd Ellen (Napier Park).

U13 Boys: 1st Alfie Oliver (NDAC); 2nd Callum Choules (NDAC); 3rd Joe Hillyer (Kingsley).

Under 13 Girls: 1st Nell Hemansbrook (West Buckland); 2nd Annabel Heath (West Buckland); 3rd Martika Gallagher (Park School);

U11 Boys: 1st Miles Rees (NDAC); 2nd Josh Pilkington (West Buckland); 3rd Jordan Choules (NDAC).

Under 11 Girls: 1st Holly May Martin (Pyworthy); 2nd Erin Silvester (Orchard Vale); 3rd Millie Moores (Pyworthy).

Under 9 Boys: 1st Oscar Lee (Bude); 2nd Benjamin Plank (Shebbear); 3rd Hughie Fox (Georgham).

Under 9 Girls: 1st Bethany Mae Morgan (NDAC); 2nd Eliza Banbury (Shebbear); 3rd Ella Henry-Brock (Bude).