Club news w/c 11/02

Severn AC team photo
Severn Athletic Club finished silver medallists after the completion of the fourth Birmingham Cross Country Division 3 race over a greasy 6 mile course at Aldridge.
Club captain Steve Hale praised the team “We almost folded a year ago but decided to give it one more go. This is the best result since then”.
Severn’s James Rose and Chris Brown headed the teams charge, always with the leaders. They couldn’t match the pace of winner Louie Boot(Solihull & Small Heath) who won in 35:41 or second place Paul Little(Droitwich) 36:37. At two miles the pair moved into third and fourth. Rose moved away going to place third in 37:40. Brown dropped to seventh in 38:52, three places behind his fourth in the third race.
51 year old Alex Hope exhibited his usual guile, moving from 40th at two miles to a seasons best of 20th in 40:38. Youngest team member 22 year old Sam Turner started cautiously 70th at half way, then running through the field for 53rd in 42:07. Fifth man Richard Brown worked hard for 58th in 43:35. Making his debut for the team was Andy Munro(V45) who started fast, faded then rallied for 64th in 43:58.
Valuable support came from 78th Alex Jenkins 45:34, 81st Andy Brown(V55) 45:51, 87th Steve Hale(V40) 46:08 & 112th Murco Overthrow(V45) 48:41. 175 ran.
On the day Severn finished fourth of the nineteen teams.  Their previous three second positions ensured they were comfortable silver medallists.
Final League Positions: Newcastle(Staffs) 317, Severn 671, Nuneaton 802, Amazing Feet(Kidderminster) 1009, Aldridge 1052, Solihull & Small Heath 1064. 19 teams competed.
Individually James Rose was 5th overall with 10 points, one point behind the bronze of Little(Droitwich).
Kingsway Parkrun: 105th Kevin Probyn(V45) 28:21, 145th Sandra Brown (LV55) 30:58 & 176th John James(V65) 33:03. 247 ran.
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Neil Taylor
Club athlete Neil Taylor continued with his endurance training in readiness for this years London Marathon by finishing 62/275 in the 9 Mile May Hill Massacre Trail race in a time of 1:27:48.


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