Clevedon athletes turn out in force

PUBLISHED: 14:21 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:21 18 February 2015

Clevedon AC ladies team.

Clevedon AC ladies team.


Clevedon Athletic Club men’s and ladies’ teams turned out in force in the Gwent XC at Blaise Castle in Bristol.

CONGRATULATIONS go to all of the Clevedon Athletic Club members who ran in the Gwent XC League at the Blaise Castle estate in Bristol.

It turned out to be an excellent day with the sun shining and with a reasonably firm footing.

The Clevedon ladies were off first and a great race from Louise Manson being the first Clevedon lady home, followed by Hayley Marriot, Jane Cooley and ladies’ captain Sally Dennis.

For the men, well done to first home Luke Murray, followed by Luke Crocker, Ben Burns, Alex Murray and Simon Hawkes. It was also good to see former Clevedon junior runner Josh Davies going so well.

The last Gloucester cross country race of the season was held in Tewkesbury in excellent running conditions, but arduous underfoot conditions made the course difficult.

Laura Meech’s good form continued with a hard fought 10th place (33.04), Helen Ball was 28th (36.21) and Donna Davies 41st (37.36).

Alex Crossland headed the club home in 31st place (41.30), followed by Nick Hides 50th (43.27), Clive Richards 53rd (43.35), Simon Hawkes 120th (50.55) and Chris Davies 126th (51.50).

Overall in the series, Helen Ball was first in the female vet 45 category, with Nick Hides winning the male vet 50 and Clive Richards third in that category.

If you wish to join in with the success of the club, come along to one of our sessions and give it a go. The club meet at various times for training, including a weekly indoor cross training session on a Monday.

The weekly Tuesday and Thursday running sessions start at 7pm at Strode Leisure Centre, Clevedon. Other coached sessions are also offered over the weekends.

Further information is available on the club website

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