Weekly News 1st July


Severn’s Athletic Club’s Chris Brown won the Pilot Inn 5 Kilometre Road Race from club mate James Rose. The two have been swapping positions with each other all year.

They battled again, shrugging off the early challenge of Jack Grant(Stroud AC).

Brown increased the pace and at one mile opened a gap. He was ten seconds ahead at the turnaround half way mark. Unchallenged he increased his lead to win in 17:10, Rose held off the resurgent challenge of Grant to take second by nine seconds in 17:30.

Brown became the first Severn athlete to win one of the club’s prestige road races for three years, adding to his win in the Bitton 5K in May.

Severn made it three wins in four races reversing the team result on Stroud AC who won the Cirencester 10K. Severn scored 43 points to Stroud’s 73 points.

Promising novice Will Richmond improved his PB by seven seconds when sixth in 18:12. Dave Clarke(V45) 19th in 19:05, Sam Turner 12th with a PB 19:45 and Dave Howells(V50) 13th in 20:00 completed the scorers.

Other Severn finishers: 14th Andy Brown(1st V60) 20:19, 15th Stephen Hale(V40) 20:23, 16th  Alex Jenkins 20:54, 17th Neil Taylor(V45) 21:33, 19th Barry Thomas(V45) 21:45, 22nd Greg Leyshon(1st V65) 22:36, 23rd Les Davis(1st V75, club V75 record) 23:24, 24th Emma Rawlings(2nd LV45) 24:28 & 25th George Scully(V65) 24:48.

Gloucester City Parkrun: 10th Pratik Pradhan(V40) 21:16, 15th Farook Mota(V45) 22:19, 16th Andy Brown(1st V60) 22:19, 70th Sandra Brown(LV55) 30:25 & Dave Blackburn(1st V75 course PB) 35:55. 105 ran.

Gloucester North Parkrun: 1st  Alex Rawlings(JM15-17) 18:47, 7th Dave Howells(1st V50) 20:40, 16th Neil Taylor(V45) 22:29, 22nd Les Davis(1st V75, course V75 record) 24:00 & 32nd Emma Rawlings(LV45, course PB). 92 ran.

Kingsway Parkrun: 1st Chris Brown 17:16(course PB), 2nd Dave Clarke(1st V45) 18:49, 25th Greg Leyshon(1st V65) 23:09, 66th Kevin Probyn(V50) 26:08, 106th  Adrian England 28:38 &141st George Scully(V65) 31:32. 210 ran.

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