Severn Athletic Club’s two leading distance runners James Rose and Chris Brown spearheaded the club’s challenge to complete a hat-trick of team victories in the Cirencester Summer Sizzler 10K Race. After victories at Dymock and the Pilot Inn, hopes were high for another win.
Rose and Brown didn’t get on terms with the leading trio, the race won by David Bell(Cirencester) in 33:21. Rose’s superior finish gave him fourth in 35:44 with Brown fifth six seconds behind.
Severn’s third scorer was Dave Clarke(V40) who finished 31st in 40:56. Severn(40 points) losing out to Stroud Athletic Club(34) for the team prize. Severn’s other finishers were Dave Howells(V50) 41:17, 45th Andy Brown(1st V60) 42:15 & 50th Neil Taylor(V40) 43:01. 374 ran.
At the Rose Inn 4 Mile Road Race Severn’s trio ran seasons bests. Stephen Hale(V40) 27:04, 125th Greg Leyshon(V65) 29:47 & Rob Cytlau(V65) 34:07. 238 ran.
Gloucester City: 3rd Alex Rawlings(JM15-17) 18:25, 4th Adrian England 19:10(course PB), 11th Andy Brown(V60) 21:10, 19th Farook Mota(V45) 22:53, 20th Greg Leyshon(V65) 23:01, 27th Les Davis(V75) 23:35(course PB) & 33rd Emma Rawlings(LV45) 24:18(course PB). 134 ran.
Gloucester North: 8th Dave Howells(V50) 21:15 & Neil Taylor(V45) 25:37. 92 ran.
Kingsway: 3rd Victor Marques(V45) 19:43, 41st George Scully(V65) 24:10, 98th Kevin Probyn(V50) 27:09 & 177th Dave Blackburn(V75) 35:32. 228 ran.
South Norwood: 4th Richard Brown(V40) 20:24. 141 ran.
Severn AC will be organising 5 Kilometre Road Races at the Pilot Inn Hardwicke on Wednesdays June 27th, July 25th & August 29th. Start 7:30pm. Minimum age 15. Entries(Limited to 60) Club £5, Unattached £7 to T Haines 48 The Triangle Longlevens GL2 0NG. (by 25/6, 23/7, 27/8.)