Athletics: Clevedon AC members shine at South West XC Championships

PUBLISHED: 12:15 14 January 2019

Clevedon AC's women at the South West Cross-Country Championships

Clevedon AC's women at the South West Cross-Country Championships


Clevedon AC members were out in force at the South West Cross-Country Champioships at Aldon Hill near Yeovil on Saturday.

Clevedon AC's men at the South West Cross-Country ChampionshipsClevedon AC's men at the South West Cross-Country Championships

Top quality races included county athletes, with the challenging course including a number of climbs on uneven terrain.

And Luke Murray was first home in the senior men’s 8,500m race in an impressive 38th place in a time of 32.32, which was good enough for fourth in the V40 category.

Pete Wheddon won bronze in the V60 group after clocking 40.19 as Clevedon’s men finished sixth in the team standings.

Lee Southernwood (34.39), Steve Wood (37.11), Martin Hewlett (37.23), Matt Crocker (37.49), Ben Burns (38.46), Stuart Heath (39.25), Tom Abrahams (39.31), Gary Lewis (39.53), Chris Davies (40.04), Rob Grubb (44.31) and Tim Wookey (46.45) made up the squad.

The women tackled a 5,280m course and Francesca Rawlings (23.56) was first home for Clevedon in 10th place inn the W35 category.

Debbie Powell (25.20) was closely followed by new member Lucy Tothill (25.34), as Donna Davies (27.39), Sally Richards (28.00) and Marie Lochrie (30.16) helped the team to eighth overall.

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