Clevedon athletes in good form

PUBLISHED: 14:38 09 February 2011

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THE last race in the series of the Gloucester Cross Country League took place at Plock Court and saw a great turn out for Clevedon AC, and good results for Clevedon and the NSAA.

THE last race in the series of the Gloucester Cross Country League took place at Plock Court and saw a great turn out for Clevedon AC, and good results for Clevedon and the NSAA.

Early afternoon saw plenty of North Somerset athletes (NSAA) doing extremely well. In the Under-11 girls’, Harriet Emery led the team home in third place, followed by Sara Flower in fourth, Sophie Parker 17th and Kate Gilbert 27th. Holly Gilbert was 31st with Katie Parker in 37th spot.

The Under-13 girls’ had a great win for the NSAA team with Angharad Flower leading the field home in first place and Ellie Wallace in second. Jasmine Emery was sixth with Ellie Parker seventh, Alys Withers eighth and Abigail Ball ninth.

There was another win in the Under-15 girls’ with Kate Gringer leading the pack home in first place with Elizabeth Warnes third.

The Under-11 boy’s saw Luke Wheeler finish in sixth, Kyle Stillwood in 12th, Ewan Campbell in 16th and Shoji Leach in 25th spot.

The Under-13 boy’s were again well represented and saw Corey Williams finish second and David Warnes third. Ben Greenslade and William Binnington followed each other home in seventh and eighth place respectively.

The Under-15 boy’s had Dave Alexander in fourth and George Robb in ninth. One of the early highlights of the day saw Cameron Coetzee ending his cross country season with a well deserved first spot in the Under-17 boy’s.

Clevedon AC ladies were faced with two large laps of Plock Court. The team was led home brilliantly by Louise Manson in seventh place (24.26). The two Kate’s rivalry continued, with Kate George holding a lead on the first lap. However, Kate Britten timed her effort well and picked up 15th place (25.47) with Kate George 17th (26.06).

Helen Ball brought the team home in 32nd place (27.31). In the open event, the ladies’ were fourth, but in the vet’s team event, they were placed first.

Julian Emery got the ball rolling for the men’s team with a great seventh place in a time of 32.07. Paul Bird came home in 19th place (34.07) finishing in front of Nick Hides 21st (34.16) and chairman, Andy Heyes 24th (34.33).

Clive Richards was 26th place in a time of 35.16, with Andy Shaw one place behind (35.27). The improving Stuart Hancock was 36th (35.58). First vet 60 of the day was Steve Hollier in 39th (36.24).

Nigel Charman was 45th (36.45), with club captain Simon Hancock in 74th (39.33), Neil Wallace 90th (41.21) and Malcolm Roberts 104th (42.24).

Congratulations to the individual Clevedon AC series winners: Kate Britton first V35; Steve Hollier first V60; Nick Hides first V45; Andy Heyes third V45; Paul Bird third V40.

The senior men’s team secured second and 10th place, but the vet’s repeated the feat of the ladies team picking up first and fourth place in the master section respectively.

Thanks go to NSAA for the use of their tent, Kate George and Helen Ball who provided fantastic post race cakes and 
to everyone who made the effort to travel.

To join in the success of Clevedon AC then join one of the training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meet in the Strode Sport Centre in Clevedon. Also see the club website www.clevedonac.co.uk for further contact information.


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