Weekly news 23rd Oct, 9th Oct and 2nd Oct

Severn Athletic Club’s Dan Nurse, a late comer to distance running, won his seventh over 40 veteran award in 2022 when finishing fifth overall in the Cotswold Trail 10K Race held at the Notgrove Estate. “I started in trail racing before diversifying into road and cross-country but there is a delight in running over Cotswold trails.” 5 Dan Nurse(1/V40) 44:13 & 138 Sam Jane Watts (LV/40) 1:08:00. 274 ran.


Other Severn results:
Amsterdam Marathon: 10689 Laura Van Heezik 4:36:34. 12667 ran.


Bath Half Marathon: Richard Boseley(V60) 1:37:03.


Cardiff Half Marathon: 1762 Graeme Brand 1:44:03. PB, 2351 Matt Leyshon(V40) 1:48:10 & 5957 Greg Leyshon(V70) 2:06:53.


London Ultra 55K: 21 Andy Monro(V50) 5:03:59. 287 ran.

Severn Athletic Club runners had a successful weekends racing.
At the Dorney Marathon, Steve Kenyon finished second in a personal best time with Tracey Brenton achieving the qualifying time she wanted for the Chicago marathon. Tom Bell and Tom Payne both had good runs at the London Marathon.


Chris Brown finished second and first vet40 in the Cricklade 10K and five members took on the challenge of the Upcot 5 Mile Trail Run with Dan Nurse securing a top 5 and first vet40 placing and Andy Monro finishing tenth and third vet50.

Cricklade 10K: 2 Chris Brown 1/V40 36:35. 122 ran.
Cricklade Fun Run: 5 Charlie Partridge 3/U16 9:44 86 ran.

Dorney Marathon: 2 Steve Kenyon 2:41:50 PB & 97 Tracey Brenton 3/LV45 4:09:15. 206 ran.

London Marathon: 5227 Tom Bell 3:27:40 & 16045 Tom Payne V40 4:13:48.

Run Upcote: 5 Dan Nurse 1/V40 34:05, 10 Andy Monro 3/V50 36:17, 49 Neil Taylor V50 45:43, 72 Angela Wixey LV50 49:09 & Paul Dickens V40 55:05.160 ran.

Severn Athletic Club met the challenge of the winters first major championship, the Midland Counties Road Relays at Sutton Park. Comprising of six stages for the men and four for the ladies the club fielded the largest number of runners it has turned out in any event.

Club chair Dave Clarke, who co-ordinated the club’s teams was pleased, “The majority of our runners had never run in so competitive an event. It whetted their appetite for more. The ladies’ master’s team did well on their debut. We have the aim of improving next year to qualify for the National event.”

Midland Counties Autumn Relays:

47 Severn Ac ‘A’: 2:06:33 1 Ben Hope (47) 20:08 2 Archie Fox (49) 20:40 3 Chris Brown (46) 21:09 4 John Chapman (52) 22:09 5 Dan Nurse (50) 21:15 6 James Rose (48) 21:12.

Severn Ac ‘B’(incomplete): 1 Alex Jenkins (92) 23:44 2 C Brazier (89) 23:34 3 Sebastian Clarke (86) 24:31 4 Tom Payne (88) 26:11.

Severn Ac Ladies: 1:29:19 1 Samantha Watts (64) 21:47 2 Laura Van Heezik (59) 22:28 3 Angela Wixey (56) 22:00 4 Sophie Collier (52) 23:04.

Severn Ac Masters:  2:21:00 1 David Clarke (10) 22:06 2 Carl Beard (11) 23:09 3 Andrew Monro (8) 22:22 4 David Howells (11) 24:22 5 Richard Boseley (10) 24:17 6 Adrian England (12) 24:44.

12 Severn Ac Ladies Masters: 1:19:07 1 Clare Thompson (17) 19:45 2 Emma Millman (9) 18:28 3 Idella Goga (11) 21:08 4 Tracey Brenton (12) 19:46.

Apperley Quarter Marathon: 1 Steve Kenyon 36:52, 10 Andy Monro 2/V50 41:38, 22 Richard Boseley 3/V60 44:36, 45 Graeme Brand 47:45, 95 Neil Taylor V50 52:12 & 106 Amy Walker LV40 53:03. 377 ran.

Bristol 10K: 1433 Greg Leyshon V70 53:05.

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