Severn news w/c 3rd June

Dymock resident James Rose, Severn Athletic Club’s vice captain won his village half marathon for the sixth time. He set a new course record of 1:17:27 beating his time from 2017 of 1:19:18. He was delighted to lead Severn to their first Dymock Half Marathon team win in ten years. Team mate Chris Brown was second in 1:21:24, beating off the challenge of training companion Jeremy Mower(Gloucester AC) in 1:21:52. Recent signing Victor Marques(V45) ran a personal best of 1:30:22 when tenth, scoring for Severn’s team for the first time. Final team scorer in 13th, Adrian England 1:31:58. Other Severn finishers were: 22nd David Howells(V50) 1:34:33, 32nd Neil Taylor(V45) 1:37:22, 53rd Pratik Pradhan & 103rd Greg Leyshon(V65) 2:08:37. 137 ran.

Severn scored another team victory in the Pilot Inn 5K Road Race. A lull in the heavy showers produced excellent running conditions and the flat course helped many runners to personal and season bests. Sergio Martinez-Gonzalez(Swindon AC) won in 16:22 with former Severn member Mark James(Cheltenham Harriers V40) second in 16:50 and Chris Brown(Severn AC) third in 17:08. Severn’s other team scorers were: 9th Will Richmond 18:19, 11th Adrian England 19:05, 12th Dave Clarke(V45) 19:05, 14th Dave Howells(V50) 19:43(PB) & 15th Victor Marques(V45) 20:02. Other Severn placings: 16th Andy Brown(V60) 20:02(V60 PB), 17th Alex Jenkins 20:04, 18th Neil Taylor(V45) 20:17(PB), 19th Stephen Hale(V40) 20:19, 22nd Barry Thomas(V45) 22:02(PB) 26th Les Davis(V75) 23:39(new club V75 record & 4th best V75 UK time in 2018), 27th Kevin Probyn(V50) 24:18(PB), 28th Emma Rawlings(LV45) 24:37(PB), 34th Sandra Brown(LV55) 29:04(PB) & 36th John James(V65) 33:44.

Other Severn performances:

In his first race for Severn, Dave Clarke(V45) won the Boddington 10K in 40:01.

Poole Festival Of Running 10K: 31st Richard Brown(V40) 39:27 & 78th Andrew Brown(V60) 43:23. 857 ran.

Fairford 10K: 108th Greg Leyshon(V65) 48:18, 167th Kevin Probyn(V50) 51:32 & 168th George Scully(V65) 51:44. 410 ran.

Gloucester City Parkrun: 2nd Andy Munro(V45) 19:19 & 133rd(Tail runner) Farook Mota(V40) 52:47.

Gloucester North Parkrun: 3rd Dave Howells(V50) 20:44 & 95th Dave Blackburn(V75) 38:11(V75 PB). 101 ran.

Kingsway Parkrun: 2nd Alex Rawlings(JM15-17 ) 17:45 (course PB), 5th Dave Clarke(V45) 18:51, 16th Victor Marques(V45) 21:07, 35th Greg Leyshon(V65) 22:49, 41st Les Davis(V75) 23:28(new course age group record), 60th George Scully(V65) 24:28, 73rd Emma Rawlings(LV45) 25:39 & 174th John James(V65) 32:30. 255 ran.

Poole Parkrun: 18th Richard Brown(V40) 18:39, 103rd Andy Brown(V60) 22:07 & 390th Sandra brown(LV55) 29:27. 645 ran.

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