After a break from serious racing Mike Wilesmith got himself back in the swing of things with a victory in the opening race of the monthly LeeMerrienRunning Friday evening Saumarez Park 5K events.
18 year old Dan Galpin tracked Wilesmith for the opening half of the race but the elastic broke on the third of the four laps as Wilesmith drew clear to cross the line in 16 minutes 28 seconds, Galpin ran a personal best for a good second place in 16:41 and James Gower edged out fellow James’ (Travers and De Garis) for third.
Gemma Le Sauvage led the women in but was disappointed to miss her personal best. Rosie Williams was second.
There was a good field of younger athletes and Jack Cummins, still 13 for a few more weeks yet, ran a good race to finish 12th overall in 19minutes 12 seconds.
http://guernseyathletics.org.gg/2016/04/saumarez-park-5km-april/Full Results :-