Clevedon ladies are county champions

PUBLISHED: 14:33 26 September 2012

Clevedon Athletic Club.

Clevedon Athletic Club.


Clevedon Athletic Club ladies were crowned the Avon County 10-mile champions after the latest race.

CLEVEDON Athletic Club ladies were crowned the Avon County 10-mile champions after the latest race, which started and finished at Oldbury Power Station.

Congratulations go to Luke Murray who finished as second county male, Laura Croker who won her category and county title and Helen Ball also picked up first place in the FV 45-49 category on the day.

Clevedon AC results: Luke Murray 58.53 (5th male); Julie Poole 66.59 (5th lady); Laura Croker 68.24 (1st FV 39-45); Hayley Marriott 74.06; Dawn Barcham 74.49; Helen Ball 75.20 (1st FV 45-49); Geoff Binns 78.51; Andy Ewing 90.52.

Four club members took part in the Great North Run in Newcastle. Paul Bird came 191st in 2.21.08, followed by Mark Drewitt (517th) 1.26.52; Simon Hancock (771st) 1.29.06 and Kev Neads (1,737th) 1.34.52.

Nick Hides managed an impressive eighth position overall in the Portland Maine (USA) 10K race consisting of 1,477 runners, while clocking a fast 35.21 over the distance.

Peter Fews finished fourth overall and first MV50 in the Cheddar Gorge marathon in a time of 4.18.40. Congratulations also go out to Milly Stowell finishing 54th overall in the half-marathon and third FV40 in a time of 2.43.39.

If you are interested in joining the club, come along to one of the sessions. The club meet at various times for training (including cross training sessions for strength, endurance, flexibility etc).

As well as the weekly Tuesday and Thursday running sessions at Strode Leisure Centre, Clevedon (7pm), other coached sessions are also offered over the weekends.

Another introduction to running course (about 10 weeks) should be starting in the middle of October. For further details and club contacts go to

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