Weekly news 08/03

Severn Athletic Club’s Alex Rawlings (JM15-17) is ending his best cross-country season with national class performances. After a silver in the Midland Championships and a bronze in the South West Schools Championship, he placed 19th in the National Inter Counties Cross-Country Championships at Loughborough. All the national best under 17 runners competed over a muddy 6K course. “I had a good start, got amongst the top twenty five and stayed there”. Rawlings was involved in a mass finishing sprint clocking 21:56, winner Will Barnicoat (Surrey) in 20:41. Rawlings led the Gloucestershire county team home and races in the National School Championships on Saturday in Liverpool.

Severn Athletic Club’s ladies fielded a team in all four fixtures of the Gloucestershire Cross-Country League for the first time since 2008, placing 11th overall in the series.

Final Race, Old Down Country Park(Thornbury): 88 Megan Partridge 34:40, 100 Emily Cross 36:51 & 112 Sandra Brown LV60 44:00. 120 ran.

The men also completed their cross-country season in the same fixture with in form runs. 26 Chris Brown 33:25, 30 Will Richmond 33:42 both given fright by 32 David Clarke V45 33:50. In 49th David Howells 3/V50 36:16, also placing third overall in the 50-54 age group. 88 ran.

Newport Half Marathon: 415 Tracey Brenton LV45 1:43:02. 1944 ran.

Parkruns:  

Berkeley Green: 7 John WITHERS 1/VM55 18:10, 82 Philip REECE VM55 24:35 & 234 John JAMES VM70 36:06. 267 ran.

Gloucester CIty: 5 David HOWELLS 1/VM50 19:54, 12 Pratik PRADHAN 3/VM45 20:33, 15 Neil TAYLOR 2/VM50 21:07,  Andrew BROWN 1/VM60 22:09, 39 Farook MOTA VM45 23:07, 74 George SCULLY 1/VM70 25:53, 139 Sandra Anne BROWN 1/VW60 29:30, 148 Gregory LEYSHON 2/VM70 30:11 161 Emily CROSS 30:29(running buggy) & 247 David BLACKBURN 2/VM75 35:34. 345 ran.

Kingsway: 25 Marc EDGEWORTH VM40 22:09, 30 Tracey BRENTON 1/VW45 22:44 & 64 Adrian ENGLAND VM40 25:20(pacer). 312 ran.

South Norwood: 12 Richard CHAPMAN-BROWN 1/VM40 21:19. 176 ran.

Tooting Common: 56 Ben HOPE 21:44. 575 ran.

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