Luke takes second spot at half marathon

PUBLISHED: 17:16 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 17:16 04 December 2018

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Clevedon Athletic Club runner Luke Murray finished second at the Windsor and Eton Half Marathon.

Clevedon Athletic Club runners have taken part in several different events over the last few weeks.

Luke Murray competed in the Windsor and Eton Half Marathon, a fast and flat course around the Dorney Lake Olympic rowing centre. After 4.5 laps of the lake, Luke had a sprint finish to cross the line and beat off close competition to take second place in a fantastic time of 1.13.18.

Over more rugged terrain, Rob Grubb completed the WW50, a 50-mile race consisting of five 10-mile loops on forest trails in Wendover Woods. A demanding course, with more than 10,000ft of climb and descent and this was the fourth and final event in the 2018 Centurion Grand Slam.

Rob finished the race 12th in his age group in 11 hours, 45 minutes, placing him 17th overall in the Grand Slam.

Francesca Rawlings put in another great performance, this time at the Wiltshire Half Marathon.

The race starts in Edington and takes competitors through the undulating country lanes and surrounding villages. Fran was thrilled to finish as first lady in a personal best time of 1.26.25.

Three club members also headed to Wiltshire for the Downton Half Marathon, a hilly but scenic route through the New Forest. Congratulations to Paula Hall 1.51.35, Andy King 1.53.43 and Marie Lochrie 1.59.58 - great running o a challenging course.

If you would like to join in with the success of Clevedon Athletic Club, please come along to a training session - Tuesday and Thursday evenings, leaving from Strode Leisure Centre at 7pm.

Online entries are open for the popular Boxing Day Race - full details can be found at www.clevedonac.co.uk

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