BIDEFORD'S annual 10k road race on Sunday attracted 549 entrants - 50 more than last year - despite heavy rain throughout its running. First three runners home were all from host club Bideford Blues. Young Steven Galliene led the way for overall victory a

BIDEFORD'S annual 10k road race on Sunday attracted 549 entrants - 50 more than last year - despite heavy rain throughout its running.First three runners home were all from host club Bideford Blues.Young Steven Galliene led the way for overall victory and topped the men's 20 years section in a time of 32 minutes 24 seconds.Just 11 seconds behind him came clubmate John Ward, who also topped the men's 40 yrs category and just eight seconds further back was last year's winner and fellow Bideford Blue Mark Jenkin, who won the senior men's section.Leading lady was Jo Meek of Tavistock, who took the senior women's title. Second and women's 40 years winner was Maddy Clarke of the North Devon Road Runners and third was Caroline Hewitt of Tiverton Harriers, who topped the women's 45 years group.Leading runners: 1 and men's 20yrs, Steven Gallienne (Bideford AAC) 32mins 24secs; 2 and men's 40yrs, John Ward (Bid AAC) 32-35; 3 and senior men, Mark Jenkin (Bid AAC) 32-43; 4, Andrew Medland (Bude RATS) 33.51; 5,Dan Mapp (Bid AAC) 34.10; 6, Shaun Antell (unattached); 7,Mark Cowen (Exeter Harriers) 34.40; 8 and men's 45yrs, Kerry Roberts (Tiverton Harriers) 34.41; 9, Peter Hockin (Bid AAC) 34.47; 10, David Hawes (unattached) 35.32.Men's 50yrs, Simon Edney (North Devon Triathletes) 35.52; men's 55 yrs, John Shapland (NDRR) 36.15; men's 60 yrs, Maurice Cockwill (Bid AAC) 42.41; men's 65yrs, Alwyn Pickard (South Molton Stugglers) 43.38; men's 70yrs, John Lethaby (Minehead Running Club) 53.03.Women: 1 and senior women, Jo Meek (Tavistock) 37.03; 2 and women's 40yrs, Maddy Clarke (NDRR) 37.40; 3 and women's 45yrs, Caroline Hewitt (Tiverton Harriers) 38.33. Women's 60yrs, Jenny Mills (Launceston RR) 42.18; women's 35yrs, Naomi Allen (Abingdon Amblers) 42.58; women's 55yrs, Bridget Funnell (Bude RATS) 48.22; women's 65yrs, Maggie Cornforth (Women's Running Network) 59.47; women's 20yrs, Kim Jenkin (unattached) 61.52