Good times for marathon runners

PUBLISHED: 14:28 11 May 2011

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Clevedon runners enjoyed good times at the recent London marathon.

CLEVEDON Athletic Club enjoyed good results at the London marathon.

Special congratulations go to Richard Ponsford in getting his PB and to Dawn Barcham for a great first marathon performance and well under four hours. Mike Horwood was home in just under hour hours and came fifth in the Vet 70 age group.

Times. Richard Smith 3.03.07; Mark Templer 3.14.33; Richard Ponsford 3.19.32; Dave Hoddell 3.25.29; Kev Neads 3.35.56; Dawn Barcham 3.54.47; Mike Horwood 3.59.07.

The veterans’ team finished strongly at the recent Weston Prom Run and now stand at the top of the leaderboard with just one race to come.

Results: 2nd, James Rodgers, 26.53; 6th, Andy Shaw, 28.56; 10th, Morph, 29.07 (2nd MV40); 11th, Paul Bird, 29.17 (3rd MV40); 12th, Andy Heyes, 29.20; 16th, Alan Baker, 29.46; 20th, Stuart Hancock, 30.30; 29th, Neil Maston, 31.28 (3rd MV50); 31st, Nigel Charman, 31.36; 32nd, Simon Hancock, 31.39; 36th, Neil Hatherall, 31.53; 51st, Laura Croker, 32.50 (2nd FV35); 63rd, Steve Bull, 34.00; 75th, Ben Hides, 34.37; 77th, Neil Wallace, 34.44; 100th, Andy King, 36.13; 102nd, Helen Ball, 36.17 (2nd FV45); 103rd, Geoff Binns, 36.19; 105th, Georgia Hall, 36.33; 112th, Hayley Marriott, 37.28; 121st, Andy Ewing, 38.04; 124th, Paula Hall, 38.43 (3rd FV45); 149th, Andy Tancock, 40.27; 190th, Fiona Sainty, 47.53.

The Clevedon AC men’s team finished a creditable third behind two strong teams of Wells City Harriers and Bristol & West in the Easter Bunny 10K.

Times and positions: 20th, Paul Bird, 36.19; 23rd, Stuart Hancock, 36.54; 24th, Morph, 36.55; 47th, Simon Hancock, 39.44; 166th, Geoff Binns, 47.14; 210th, Paula Hall, 51.27; 215th, Jim Cahill, 51.44.

Congratulations to Haydn Bailey for completing the Votwo ONER Ultra Marathon (78.6 miles) in a time of 22.49.52, finishing an impressive 21st out of only 27 finishers and all with a broken foot.

Dave Bray competed in the Petrofac Challenge Half, which is a multi-terrain half marathon. This was in Scotland with a magnificent panorama of the Cairngorms. Dave finished 19th in a time of 1.34.33 (4th MV40).

Taking part in the North Dorset Village Marathon, Helen Ball was 124th in a time of 3.50.12.

To join in the success of Clevedon AC, come along to one of the training sessions on Tuesday and Thursdays at the Strode Sport Centre in Clevedon. Also see the club website www.clevedonac.co.uk for further contact information.

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