Clevedon runners races to new personal best times

PUBLISHED: 12:52 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:53 07 November 2017

October Prom Jennifer and James.

October Prom Jennifer and James.

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Personal best performances were recorded by Clevedon Athletic Club members at the recent Weston Prom Race.

The mild conditions helped Clevedon Athletic Club members towards some great performances at the October Weston Prom Race, including personal best times for Jen Bishop, Anthony Dauncey, Gary Lewis, Jason Moss and Simon Smith.

Congratulations to Jen Bishop who was the first home and to Kate Dewfall, Dave Roberts, Andrew Moorey and Jed Bartlett, who were taking part in their first prom run, with Jed finishing in an impressive second place.

Full results: Jed Bartlett 26.38, Ryan Kestle 28.26, Steve Wood 28.36, Lee Southernwood 29.38, Matthew Crocker 29.43, Ben Burns 30.04, Jen Bishop 30.13, Gary Lewis 30.59, Nigel Charman 31.50, Nathan Walpole 32.25, Simon Smith 33.00,

Laura Meech 33.46, Jason Moss 34.00, Kate Millard 34.47, Tim Wookey 35.20, Lindsey Kestle 35.50, Helen Ball 36.15, James Hester 36.25, Paul Green 36.37, Sophie Bridges 36.39, Simon Hawkes 36.48, Dawn Barcham 36.51, Sally Richards 38.40, Andrew Moorey 38.58, Dave Roberts 39.08, Kerry Coombes 39.12, Anthony Dauncey 39.25, Marie Lochrie 39.45, Stephanie James 40.18, Andy King 41.46, Katie Watts 44.07, Kate Dewfall 45.02 and Elaine Hayes 45.07.

The Burnham 5k was another popular event with members enjoying some fast times on the foggy night. Steve Wood was first home for Clevedon in 17.50, followed by Gary Lewis who ran a massive personal best time to smash through the sub-19 minute barrier to finish in 18.39.

Next home was Nigel Charman in 19.28 followed by Tom Abrahams 19.36, Jason Moss 20.26, Dawn Barcham 22.14, Simon Hawkes 22.19, Helen Ball 22.37 and Sally Richards 23.36.

Cross country took the team to a new venue in beautiful estate grounds of Charlton Park in Malmesbury. However, rain the night before meant that they were soon faced with a quagmire.

Jed Bartlett (35.59) was first home for Clevedon finishing in sixth place overall in the approx. 9.6k event followed by Luke Murray (37.26) who was second in the MV40 category, Ryan Kestle (39.22), Phil Collins (40.42), Steve Wood (40.54), Tom Abrahams (44.00), Clive Richards (44.13), Gary Lewis (44.39), Andrew Shaw (49.24).

These great performances resulted in third place in the men’s vet team category. In the 6.4k event, Helen Ball was first home for Clevedon in 32.46 followed by Jemma Lewis (35.31), Alison Roberts who was second in the FV65+ category (38.02), Marie Lochrie (38.13), Malcolm Roberts (38.18), Elaine Heyes (41.31) and Katie Watts (43.53) taking part in her first XC event.

Congratulations to Andy King and Chris Hillier who took part in the Gordano Round marathon, 27 miles of challenging off-road terrain around the beautiful Gordano Valley and to Rich Smith and Simon Hancock at the Templer Ten, a multi-terrain event in Newton Abbott.

If you would like 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

Online entry is now available for the junior and senior races of the 41st Clevedon Athletic Club Boxing Day four-mile road race – please visit the website for more information.

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