Bird flies home at Castle Cary

PUBLISHED: 14:21 09 March 2011

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CLEVEDON Athletic Club runner Paul Bird is hitting some fine form, recording an excellent second place finish at the Castle Combe Chilly 10K.

CLEVEDON Athletic Club runner Paul Bird is hitting some fine form, recording an excellent second place finish at the Castle Combe Chilly 10K.

Bird was the first veteran home in 35.13, his best 10K time since setting his personal best on the same course in November 2007.

Club member enjoyed success at the Burnham-on-Sea winter 5k road race series, with Nick Hides and Helen Ball the first Clevedon male and female athletes across the finish line.

Results: Nick Hides, 16.57; Ian Smith 17.18; Stuart Hancock 17.47; Clive Richards 17.53; Nigel Charman 18.59; Andy Sloan 19.01; Neil Hatherall 19.22; Neil Wallace 20.20; Dave Hoddell 21.12; Helen Ball 21.20; Hayley Marriott 21.31; Geoff Binns 22.28; Carole Thomas 22.31; Paula Hall 22.41; Andy Ewing 23.10.

Bideford half-marathon times: Mark Drewett 1.22.19; Steve Hollier 1.25.31; Dave Hoddel 1.32.35; Mike Horwood 1.45.44.

Paul Bird finished third in the V40 Llanelli Waterside half-marathon in a time of 1.19.09. Kevin Neads finished in 1.37.39.

James Rodgers ran a successful race in the Bath half-marathon, recording a PB time of 1.11.34, just 10 seconds behind ladies’ race winner Edith Chelimo.

To join in the success of Clevedon AC come along to one of their training sessions on Tuesday and Thursdays at Strode Sport Centre, Clevedon. Also see the club website at www.clevedonac.co.uk for further contact information.


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