Ultra marathon for Rob

PUBLISHED: 14:46 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:46 25 March 2015

Donna and Chris Davies.

Donna and Chris Davies.


Clevedon’s Rob Hambly came 69th in the Green Man Ultra race, hich follows the 44-mile route of the Community Forest Path around Bristol.

CLEVEDON Athletic Club member Rob Hambly finished 69th in the Green Man Ultra race, which follows the 44-mile route of the Community Forest Path around Bristol.

Clive Richards competed in the Gloucester 20-mile road race in his marathon build-up and finished the race in 27th place in a time of 2.10.23, being the 27th overall and the first vet 50.

The Falmouth half marathon lived up too its reputation as challenging, hilly and scenic. Clevedon’s Clive Richards was home in 18th place (1.23.59) and third V50. Sally Dennis was 238th in a fine time of 1.55.24.

Two of Clevedon’s athletes beat the Severn bore with Nigel Charman finishing a great fourth place overall (1.03.13), with Helen Ball finishing 14th overall (1.08.55) and the first lady home.

Six members of the club were at the Reading half marathon and the stand-out performance of the day saw Alex Crossland finish in 1.19.24 and a new PB. Paul Bird, back from injury, finished in 1.26.41, while Simon Smith came home in 1.34.31 and another PB.

Next home was Geoff Binns in 1.39.30, followed by the Davies duo of Donna in 1.40.08 and only 18 seconds outside her half marathon PB. Husband Chris finished in a great time of 1.42.12 and another PB.

The club is starting a new introduction to running sessions starting in April. This time it will aim to provide two weekly sessions (Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 6.15pm). For more details and an enrolment form, please refer to the club website.

If you wish to join in with the success of the club, come along to one of our sessions and give it a go. The club meet at various times for training, including a weekly indoor cross training session on a Monday.

The weekly Tuesday and Thursday running sessions start at 7pm at Strode Leisure Centre, Clevedon. Other coached sessions are also offered over the weekends.

Further information is available on the club website www.clevedonac.co.uk

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