Clevedon race calendar in full swing

PUBLISHED: 17:58 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:58 20 February 2018

Clevedon runners at Ironwood 10k.

Clevedon runners at Ironwood 10k.


Clevedon Athletic Club members were out in force over the weekend, taking part in three events.

The 2018 race calendar is in full swing with Clevedon runners competing in three events across the weekend.

Several members travelled to Pittville Park in Cheltenham for the Gloucester Cross Country League. The race comprised of two long laps of the testing, undulating course for the ladies (6.4k) and three for the men (9.3k).

Marie Lochrie was first home for the ladies (76th) in 35.37, with Alison Roberts (84th) second LV65. Malcolm Roberts MV65 finished 90th in 37.18. Elaine Heyes was 115th in 41.22, with a return to cross country for Annie Smith in 22 (124th) 45.01.

The men were brought home by Alex Crossland in a fine third place (34.33), with Luke Murray seventh (34.51) and second V40. Steve Wood (47th) 39.07 with Tom Abrahams racing well (76th) 41.01. Martin Hewlett was 84th in 41.39 with Nigel Charman and Andy Heyes finishing 98th 42.46 and 99th 42.52 respectively. The men were placed seventh overall in the team event.

The off-road conditions continued at the Ironwood 10k, held at Long Ashton and hosted by Nailsea Running Club. The undulating course is a great challenge and includes an uphill start, a rope climb and thick mud to negotiate.

Runners are rewarded at the top by panoramic views across Bristol before descending back through the woods and a fast, downhill straight to the finish.

Congratulations to Martin Hewlett 57.34, Helen Ball 1.01.54, Paula Hall 1.04.33 and Sally Richards 1.06.23.

Over in Bath, Nigel Charman competed in the Two Tunnels 10k finishing in a great time of 41.35, placing him second in the V55 category.

If you want to join in with the success of Clevedon Athletic Club, please come along to a training session, full details on the website:

If you are new to running and maybe looking to take part in your first race, please look out for the popular intro to running course which will be starting again soon. The structured programme, run by the club’s qualified coaches, can help you with technique and training goals in a friendly and supportive environment. Details will be available soon on the website and Facebook page.

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