Clevedon runners take part in variety of races

PUBLISHED: 16:28 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:28 25 September 2018

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Clevedon Athletic Club members took part in a variety of races - from the prom race at Weston to a 50-mile trail run.

Twenty Clevedon Athletic Club members braved the strong wind and the rain to take part in the first race of the Weston Prom five-mile race series.

It was great to see some of our newer club members taking part for the first time, hopefully the conditions won’t have scared them off.

Congratulations to Luke Murray who finished in second place, Laura Meech who was the third lady to finish and Joanne Gallagher who was first in the FV40 category.

Full results: Luke Murray 28.46, Steve Wood 29.27, Matt Crocker 31.17, Tom Abrahams 31.44, Ben Burns 31.45, Peter Wheddon 32.19, Laura Meech 32.28, Nathan Walpole 32.54, Alex Murray 33.23, Joanne Gallagher 34.08, Nigel Charman 36.04, Chris Davies 37.01, Lara Carty 37.23, Tim Wookey 38.06, Vicki Leckie 38.20, Donna Davies 40.00, Ashley Lockton 40.56, Kerry Coombes 41.17, Nicole Morrow 41.26 and Marie Lochrie 41.27.

Continuing with his epic endurance races, Rob Grubb completed the CW50, a 50-mile trail run around the beautiful Chiltern countryside. The route takes in 5,600ft of climbing and Rob finished in nine hours 54 minutes, placing him 67th position overall.

The prestigious Midlands Six & Four stage relays took place at Sutton Park, Birmingham. Donna Davies ran the women’s stage, an undulating 4.33k circuit of the park, coming home in 19.57.

Jed Bartlett led the men off on a 5.88k circuit, finishing in 19.08 and a great 21st place in a strong field of competitors. Steve Wood ran the second lap in 21.12 and 33rd place, followed by Tom Abrahams in 22.39, 47th and Chris Davies who ran an excellent leg for the club home in 57th place, 24.51.

Luke Murray was next up, chasing down the opposition and posting a great time of 20.03. Matt Crocker ran the final stage in 22.02 bringing the club home for a overall 43rd place.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Bristol Half Marathon including Adrian John, who took on the 13.1 mile distance for the first time in less than ideal wet conditions.

First home for Clevedon was David Kelly in 1.30.58, followed by Lara Carty (1.43.15), Sophie Heath (1.43.31), Kathryn Mortimore (1.56.33), Adrian John (1.56.47) and Dave Roberts (2.02.33).

The club were also represented across the Atlantic at the weekend. Congratulations to Kate Millard who completed the Canada Army Run 10k in 46.55 and to Jemma Lewis who smashed her marathon PB to finish the Rock N Roll Montreal event in three and a half hours.

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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