Busy racing season for Clevedon runners

PUBLISHED: 12:56 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 04 September 2018

Clevedon Athletic Club.

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Clevedon Athletic Club members continue their busy and successful season with more good results.

The busy and successful racing season continues for Clevedon Athletic Club members.

It was a great result for Pete Wheddon at the 401 Festival of Running Half Marathon in Portishead. Pete finished in fourth place overall and first over-60 in a great time of 1.28.30s.

Following on from last week’s success at the Cleeve 5k road relays, the teams were out in great force again – this time at the Gloucester 5k relays.

Clevedon won the ladies’ team event with Joanne Gallagher on the first leg (20.33), second leg and second fastest lap of the day was a PB by Francesca Rawlings (19.59), with Laura Meech bringing the team home in 19.33, the fastest leg of the day.

Not to be outdone, the second ladies’ team picked up first place in the FV45 competition. First leg Laura Croker (21.26), followed by Helen Ball (22.44) and Paula Hall (24.10).

Gary Lewis led the men out (18.41), with Matt Crocker (18.53), Martin Hewlett (19.21) and Clive ‘Morph’ Richards anchoring the team home in 19.17 for a fifth place for the men in the senior competition.

Several members travelled to Dartmouth Regatta to take part in the road race, this has become a tradition for Clevedon members to attend, this being their 31st year.

As ever Clevedon were well supported in the five-mile hilly run, with Alex Crossland leading from the start and winning a full minute ahead of any opposition in 28.28. Luke Murray was next in for Clevedon, in fourth place, and first Vet 40. Jodie Withyman was first lady home in 35.48, and Jayne Cooley picked up the ladies Vet 50 prize.

Alex, Luke and Tom Abrahams won the men’s team first prize and Jodie, Jayne, and Elaine Heyes were the winning ladies’ team. Andy Heyes, Simon Hawkes and Nigel Charman also ran impressively.

Special mention to Tracey Allan who won first Vet 55 lady and Jonah Murray and Meg McCrum who were second 15 to 17-year-old male and female to cross the line.

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. www.clevedonac.co.uk

Details of our next intro to running course which starts on October 9 can also be found on the website.

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