Weekly news 21/04

The 72nd Annual Tredworth Easter Monday 4.3 Mile Road Race from the Pilot Inn, Hardwicke was a record breaker. The largest entry for 20 years included many runners from the new city running groups.

Winner was Steve Kenyon from Elmbridge in 23:52, a seventeen second improvement on Harry Wells(Quedgeley) times in 2017 & 2018 and a new record for the course. He stormed into a huge lead and out of sight of his pursuers.

Veteran over 40 Max Shepherd (Coney Hill) was a clear second all the way but only just held a last mile surge from Ben Hope (Abbeydale), Shepherd clocking 25:31. Hope third in 25:35, four seconds behind said ” My dad won it twice in the 1980’s. Winning this one is my challenge for 2020″.

19 year old Bethan Moor (Quedgeley) improved the ladies course record by twenty one seconds with her 28:11 in seventh place. In twelfth place Kirsty Martin (Quedgeley), 2018’s ladies winner was second lady in 31:10. Amy Walker(Kingsway) was nineteenth and third lady in 34:26. 44 ran.

Former Barton Mayor Horton Cameron who donated the men’s winners shield and Town Crier Alan Myatt who donated the ladies shield started the race and presented the prizes.

Organiser Terry Haines was delighted with the city support for Gloucester’s oldest road race.

Full results will be posted on Severn AC’s website and social media platforms.

Severn Athletic Club’s members turned out in numbers at the 56th Gloucester City Parkrun.

1st Alex Rawlings(JM15-17) 17:33, 2nd Chris Brown 17:39, 4th Ben Hope 18:22, 19th Pratik Pradhan(1/V45) 21:53, 22nd Alex Jenkins 21:57, 38th Kevin Probyn(V50) 23:37(seasons best), 48th Greg Leyshon(2/V65) 24:08, 66th George Scully(3/V65) 25:36, 69th Farooq Mota(V45) 25:42(chicken chasing the egg), 108th Megan Partridge 28:56, Sandra Brown(2/LV55) 30:34, 212th John James(V65) 39:10(seasons best) & 213th Jo Davis(LV50) 39:11. 238 ran.

Other Parkruns:

Burnham & Highbridge: 115th Les Davis(1/V75) 23:46. 589 ran.

Crystal Palace: 6th Richard Chapman-Brown(2/V40) 19:12. 329 ran.

Gloucester North: 4th Dave Howells(1/V50) 19:26. 144 ran.

Pennington: 78th Phil Reece(V55) 27:07. 249 ran.

Riverfront Newport: 33rd Barry Thomas(V45) 21:55(course PB). 336 ran.

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