This Weeks – Race News

Severn Athletic Club’s distance runner Chris Brown maintained his career best form. On Saturday he was first past the post in the Kingsway Parkrun in 18:04, his 5th first place finish there. Then on Sunday at the Tewkesbury Guy Fawkes 5 mile, he made the podium for the first time in a major open road race. He battled former club mate Mark James for much of the distance. James edged him for second in 27:43. Brown was 3rd in 27:53, equalling his week old best 5 mile time.

Severn’s other success came at Malmesbury in the Gloucester Cross-Country League where Les Davis won the over seventies in 35:20 for the five mile course.

Other Severn Performances:

Tewkesbury “5”: 40th Andy Brown(2nd V55) 33:35, 105th Greg Leyshon(V65) 38:18, 136 Kevin Probyn(V50) 39:47, 207th John James(V65) 44:06. 376 ran.

Glos. CC League Malmesbury: Senior Men 84th Ian Overthrow(V50) 42:23 202ran. U15 7th Alex Rawlings 16:39. Senior Ladies 125th Emma Rawlings(LV40) 37:26. 184 ran. 

Parkruns:

Cheltenham: 18th Andy Monro(V45) 19:47. 361 ran.

Crystal Palace: 7th Rich Brown 20:34. 277 ran.

Kingsway: 15th Alex Jenkins 21:14, 26th Andy Brown(V55) 22:17, 47th Phil Reece(V50) 24:24,117 Sandra Brown(LV55) 28:39 & 207th John James(V65) 30:18. 232 ran.