Weekly News 1/9

16 year old Alex Rawlings made an exciting debut for Severn Athletic Club in the August Pilot Inn 5 Kilometre Road Race.
From the start he set a fast pace leaving his new team mates struggling to match him. None did, but Rich Ayling(Avon Valley) stayed with him and endeavoured to break Rawlings. He didn’t and Rawlings opened a ten metre gap at half way, reached in 7 mins 59 secs. Piling on the pace he ran the second half faster to finish in 15mins 56 secs, a new PB by 30 secs and a new event course record.

Ayling was second in 16:42, with Severn’s Peter Stephens closing in the final mile placing third in 17:04.

Severn completed a hat trick of team victories in the Pilot Inn 5K Summer Series. Chris Brown fourth, won a battle with Gary Hope(1/V50) clocking 17:23 to Hope’s 17:31.

Other team scorers were 7th Dave Clarke(1/V45) 19:36 and scoring for the first time Alex Jenkins, 9th in 19:59. The still air conditions saw many personal & season bests.

Other Severn placings: 13th Pratik Pradhan(2/V45) 21:05, 17th Kevin Probyn(V50) 21:45(course PB), 22nd Emma Rawlings(1/LV45) 23:40, 23rd Les Davis(1/V75) 23:48, 26th Megan Partridge 24:36(PB) & John James(2/V70) 33:21(seasons PB). Team: Severn AC 29 points.

Other Severn Results:

Gloucestershire County Track Championships(Black Bridge): 1 Mile: 1st Alex Rawlings(JMU17) 4:45.5. 10000M: 14th Greg Leyshon(1/V65) 49:54.

Alderton 5K: 4th Will Richmond 18:16, 5th Adrian England(1/V40) 18:42 & 15th Neil Taylor(V50) 20:40. 213 ran.

Meteor Mile(Staverton): 66th Kevin Probyn(V50) 6:33 & 173rd John James(V70) 10:06.

Oldbury 10 Mile: 104th Kevin Probyn(V50) 1:15:37(PB), 172nd Greg Leyshon(V65) 1:23:48(club V65 record), 199th George Scully(V65) 1:27:04 & 208th Rob Cytlau(V65) 1:28:00. 387 ran.


Evesham: 8 Neil TAYLOR 1/VM50 20:59. 160 ran.

Gloucester City: 2 Chris BROWN 17:46, 8 John WITHERS 1/VM55 19:38, 25 Andrew BROWN 1/VM60 23:08, 64 Megan PARTRIDGE 27:24 & 163 Sandra BROWN VW60 40:05(Walking). 177 ran.

Kingsway: 23 David CLARKE 3/VM45 22:07, 63 Philip REECE VM55 25:45 & 120 Victor MARQUES VM45 29:41. 257 ran.

South Norwood: 4 Richard CHAPMAN-BROWN 2/VM40 19:49. 153 ran.

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