Severn Athletic Club’s Pilot Inn 5 Kilometre Road race was a record breaker. Stroud AC’s Lee Stopford was quickly in control, establishing a lead before concentrating on setting a PB. He won in 16 minutes, 26 seconds inside the previous event record and superior to his previous Parkrun times.
Severn Athletic Club’s Peter Stephens in his first open race of his comeback, tried to stay with Stopford’s pace. He couldn’t, and at half way was second being chased by Stroud AC’s Martin Wood. Wood got past with half a mile to go and placed second in 17:11. Stephens was third in 17:18, the third best time by a Severn member in 2018.
Severn’s next home was Arian England, 10th in a seasons best of 18:49. Clubmate Dave Lander surprised himself after a long absence with victory in the over 50’s, placing 11th in 18:52. Severn’s other scorers were: Dave Clarke(V45) 14th in 19:30, Stephen Hale(V40) 15th in 19:48 & Dave Howells(V50) 17th in 19:59
Stroud AC won the team race scoring 36 points to Severn’s 70 points.
Other Severn finishers: 19th Sam Turner 20:08, 20th Andy Brown(1/V60) 20:26, 21st Alex Jenkins 20:51, 22nd Neil Taylor(V45) 21:01, 28th Barry Thomas(V45) 21:57, 31st Greg Leyshon(2/V65) 22:32, 34th Les Davis(1/V75) 23:05(club and county 5K record), 35th Kevin Probyn(V50) 24:07 & 36th Emma Rawlings(1/LV45) 24:12(PB).
Kingsway: 3rd Alex Rawlings(JM15-17) 17:45, 8th Dave Clarke(V45) 19:09, 9th Adrian England 19:11, 17th Pratik Pradhan(V40) 20:55, 37th Greg Leyshon(1/V65) 22:41, 38th Les Davis(1/V75) 23:11 & 55th Emma Rawlings(LV45) 24:38. 237 ran.
Gloucester North: 9th Dave Howells(V50) 20:39 & 12th Neil Taylor(V45) 21:10. 101 ran.
Seaton: 6th Ian Overthrow(1/V50) 19:45. 213 ran.
The next Pilot Inn 5k race will take place on the 29th August with a race start time of 19:30. This race is currently pending a UKA licence and is officially course measured.