Gutsy Gill digs deep at Ironman triathlon

Gill Fullen in action at the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Staffordshire
Gill Fullen in action at the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Staffordshire

The new Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Staffordshire was a popular event for Bedford Harriers, who had a great turnout and some equally impressive results.

Gill Fullen beat all the other age groupers and many of the professionals to finish as fifth lady overall and first in her age group in a time of 4 hours and 51 minutes.

Other age group placings were achieved by Nick Beardow, who came fourth – missing third by only a few seconds – Melly Burrell, who managed a fine fifth place in her age group, and Paul Stuart who was seventh in his category.

In London, two Harriers were tackling the London Enduro 50k, which consisted of a five-lap off-road course. Carrie Traill and Richard Baldock finished in 6 hours 34 mins.

Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire: 1st in AG, 5th lady overall, Gill Fullen, 04:51:36,; Paul Stuart, 05:18:02; Alastair Fadden, 05:26:51; Ian Joyce, 05:27:23; Tony Parello, 05:27:39; Nick Beardow, 05:27:55; Simon Fisher, 05:40:04; Melissa Burrell, 05:48:14; Sean Mcgilligan, 06:12:30; Dea Ditchfield, 06:29:30; Eva Kovacs, 06:52:53; Juliet Smith, 06:54:57; Steve Gaunt, 07:17:03.

London Enduro 50k: Carrie Traill, 6.34.49hrs; Richard Baldock, 6.34.49.

Stanwick Lakes Half Marathon: Matt Curtis, 1.49.49hrs

Brackley 10k Chicken Run: Ian Sturdgess, 59:48.

Brighter Path 10k: 2nd male, Robert Jones, 41.09mins; Mark Wood, 52.11.

Pretty Muddy Race for Life: Caroline Diggle, 36.24mins.

Bedford parkrun: Paolo Basso, 19:26mins; Andrew Robertson, 21:41; Stuart Snelson, 23:36; Lisa Chapple, 23:37; Karen Robertson, 24:06; Shirley Mcdonagh; 24:36; Gary Moore, 24:40; Sarah Wanden, 25:07; Sarah Relton, 25:14; Russell Ian Page, 25:25; Helen Deardon, 26:08; Jim Shaw, 27:00; Cindy Taylor-Carter, 28:01; Jenny Louise Cull, 28:54; Larry Corkrey, 29:35; Ray Evans, 29:51; Estelle Smith, 30:41; Carole Darnell, 31:19; Rose Parkes, 36:37; Larissa Clarke, 38:58.