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Stratford AC's Brennan takes double gold at Trentham 10k

Stratford Editorial 10th Aug, 2018

STRATFORD AC international runner Phil Brennan took double gold after competing in the Trentham 10k.

The Trentham 10km, formerly The John Oultram, was being run for the 45th year and this year hosted the British Masters 10km Championship and it was this that Brennan to enter.

The race starts in the village of Tittensor and is a one-lap hilly course.

For Brennanl, it was a case of another race, another gold medal. He comfortably finished first in his age category, some seven minutes ahead of his closest rival and as well as winning the British Masters Athletics Federation gold he also secured the Midland Masters Athletic Club gold. His time was 54:46.

“It was nearly a fell race with a 300ft climb at the second kilometre,” said Brennan. “After that, it was extremely hilly, in a temperature of 28 degrees C and with no shade. Despite all that, it was a well organised and scenic race.”

A total of 315 competitors completed the race which was won by Nick Jones in a time of 34:10. The first woman to finish, in 35th place and a time of 39:55, was Kelly Edwards.

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