Clevedon runners enjoy off-road races

PUBLISHED: 15:34 18 September 2018

Clevedon Athletic Club.

Clevedon Athletic Club.

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Clevedon Athletic Club runners enjoyed a successful weekend of racing in various races around the region.

Clevedon Athletic Club took their successful racing season off-road at the weekend and took in some of the beautiful views right here on our doorsteps.

Joanne Gallagher had a strong race at the first running of the Portishead Coast Path 10K, finishing as the second lady.

The course is described as including mud, rocky tracks, hills and big views as participants head towards Clevedon on the coast path. After a steep climb the route then follows roads until it re-joins the coast path towards the finish at the Lake Grounds.

Elsewhere out on the trails, four teams competed in the Uphill to Wells relay. The route is 29 miles long and 90 per cent off-road following the West Mendip Way from the beach at Uphill to the cathedral in Wells.

The teams of five runners cover distances between 5.5 and 6.5 miles. Congratulations to Steve Wood, Nathan Walpole, Martin Hewlett, Matt Crocker and Tom Abrahams who were the overall winners on the day, finishing in a fantastic time of three hours and 50 minutes.

Heading back on to the roads, congratulations to Kevin Neads, Paul Bird, Simon Hancock and Simon Smith, who made the road trip up north to take part in the Great North Run, that starts in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and finishes in South Shields.

This epic half-marathon event attracts masses of runners with around 43,000 starting the event this year.

If you want to join in with the success of Clevedon Athletic Club, please come along to a training session, full details on the website: www.clevedonac.co.uk.

Details of our next intro to running course which starts on October 9 can also be found on the website.

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