Busy night on the prom for Clevedon runners

PUBLISHED: 14:24 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:24 22 February 2017

Clevedon Athletic Club ladies.

Clevedon Athletic Club ladies.


Clevedon Athletic Club members enjoyed a busy night at the Weston prom run.

It was another busy night at the Weston Prom Run for the 30-plus Clevedon Athletic Club members who took part in the monthly five-mile race.

Four athletes ran inside 30 minutes, including Luke Murray who finished in third place overall and a great prom debut performance for Ryan Kestle, who finished in ninth place. Congratulations to Katie Watts for another PB run, proving that consistent effort at training pays off.

Club results: Luke Murray 26.49, Ryan Kestle 28.10, Ben Burns 29.46, Steve Wood 29.58, Matthew Crocker 31.10, Gary Lewis 31.48, Peter Wheddon 31.52, Laura Meech 32.07, Paul Bird 32.14, Laura Croker 34.07, Kate Millard 34.26, Lindsey Kestle 34.40, Tom Abrahams 35.38, Nathan Walpole 35.46, Dawn Barcham 35.47, Lara Carty 35.48, Michael Andrews 35.56, James Hester 36.05, Chris Davies 36.41, Simon Hawkes 36.48, Sophie Bridges 36.51, Jason Moss 36.55, Jon Genge 37.13, Simon Smith 37.14, Sally Richards 37.54, Kerry Coombes 39.00, Helen Ball 40.28, Malcolm Roberts 42.06, Katie Watts 43.53, Marie Lochrie 43.54, Stephanie James 43.54, Jemma Lewis 49.33.

The fourth and final race in the Gloucester Cross Country League was held in mild conditions at Pitville Park in Cheltenham.

The ladies raced first over two laps of the undulating course complete with a tricky stream crossing. Laura Meech was first home for Clevedon in a time of 27.32 and finished in 14th place overall. Next was Marie Lochrie 35.02, Alison Roberts 35.28 and Nicole Skippins 35.48.

The men then raced three laps of the course. Luke Murray finished in fourth place overall in a time of 34.01, followed by Ben Burns 38.16, Steve Wood 38.52, Alex Murray 39.31, Matthew Crocker 39.56, Martin Hewlett 41.49, Simon Smith 42.07, Chris Davies 42.17, Jason Moss 43.32, Tom Abrahams 43.56, Mike Andrews 47.38, Malcolm Roberts 54.22.

Following the race, the prizes were announced with the following placings for Clevedon: Luke Murray, third overall and second MV40, Clive Richards, third MV55 and third place to the men’s masters team.

If you want to join in with the success of Clevedon Athletic Club, please come along to a training session, whether it is the weekly circuit training at Clevedon School gym on a Monday or the running sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays that meet at Strode Leisure Centre.

All sessions start at 7pm and there are different groups for different abilities. Keep up to date with club news by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

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