Weekly news 12/07

Ben Hope(25) was the surprise fastest in Severn Athletic Club’s virtual 5K Road Race Handicap. Son of Alex Hope, one of the cities best ever middle distance runners, Hope is home working at his parents from his London job. His previous best performance was third in the Tredworth Easter Monday 4.3 Mile Race in 2019. He now aims at winter cross-country in Severn’s challenge in Division Three of the Birmingham League.

Actual time with handicap placing in brackets.

Ben Hope 17:06(1), James Rose(V40) 17:09(10), Chris Brown 17:13(18), Dave Clarke(V45) 18:49(5), Richard Frape(V40) 18:55(12), Adrian England(V40) 19:10(16), Dave Howells(V50) 19:18(14), Chris Barstow(V40) 20:18(13), Tracey Brenton(LV45) 20:56(6), Kevin Probyn(V50) 21:33(17), Darren Ridgley(V40) 21:40(4), Neil Taylor(V50) 21:43(2), Lizzie Barstow(LV35) 23:57(11), Greg Leyshon(V70) 24:13(15), George Scully(V70) 24:32(7), Kieran Roberts 25:21(8), Victor Marques(V45) 32:15(3) & John James(V70) 38:23(9).

Severn AC are resurrecting as a virtual one-off, one of Gloucester’s original road races. The Gloucester Carnival 7.5 mile Road Race will be taking place 27 July – 2 Aug 20. Starting and finishing at Sellars Bridge Hardwicke, the event is open to everyone. Details @ Severnac.com(runners must be aged 17 and over).

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