Weekly news 13/11 & 6/11

Newly promoted Severn Athletic Club made a satisfactory start staying clear of the three relegation spots when placed tenth of the fourteen teams in the opening race of the four race Birmingham Cross-Country Division Two League. They promoted the 10 Kilometre event at a sunny Plock Court.

Summer signing Steve Kenyon asserted his club number one spot settling in behind the leaders early on and held on to place 17th. Club captain James Rose (V40) started steady, then progressed through to 40th. Chris Brown(V40) and Archie Fox swapped positions throughout the race placing 56th and 58th. Dave Clarke (V50) returned the scoring six in 95th place, Alex Hope (V55) 106th, completed the team scoring, overcoming a calamitous fall with 800 metres to go.

The ‘B’ Team achieved a best ever League placing of fifth, led home by an improved Alex Jenkins.

17 36:05 Steve Kenyon, 40 37:20 James Rose V40, 56 38:15 Chris Brown V40, 58 38:16 Archie Fox, 95 41:20 David Clarke V50, 106 42:08 Alex Hope V50, 119 43:20 Alex Jenkins, 126 43:36 Stephen Hale V40, 131 44:13 Richard Boseley V60, 133 44:22 Mark Keeling V50, 134 44:25 Mat Llyod, 151 46:06 Adrian England V40, 156 46:30 Graeme Brand,157 46:40 Anthony Overthrow V50, 162 47:47 Michael Errington V40 & 163 47:54 Nicholas Allen V60. 182 ran.

Senior Men Team Results: 10/14 Severn AC 17 40 56 58 95 106 372 points. 5/8 Severn AC (B) 119 126 131 133 134 151 794 points.

Milton Keynes Marathon: 2 Tom Bell 3:32:14.

North Sea Trophy Belgium (Orienteering): Race 1, 7 Andy Monro (V50 North Gloucestershire O.C) 26:45, Race 2, 3 Andy Monro 43:36, Race 3, 4 Andy Monro 49:10.  Series Overall: 3/V50.

Double Gloucester 6 Mile: 70 Angela Wixey, 2/LV55 1:22:26. 125 ran.

Severn Athletic Club started well in the first fixture of the Gloucestershire Cross-Country League with a great effort by all our runners in a very muddy and challenging course at Cirencester Park.

Mens race distance 9.3Km: 32 James Rose V40/04 40:07, 76 Dan Nurse V40 43:01,106 Alex Hope V55/04 45:45, 132 Stephen Hale V40 48:09, 164 Adrian England V40 51:01, 176 Nicholas Allen V60 52:41 & 185 Neil Taylor V50 54:09.  Team Results: 16 Severn AC 686 32 + 76 + 106 + 132 + 164 + 176. Masters Team: 6 Severn AC 346 32 + 76 + 106 + 132.

Ladies (+MU17 + MV65+) race distance 6.4Km: 71 Samantha Watts SL 33:17, 145 Idella Goga LV40 39:48, 161 Samantha Jane Watts LV40 42:03, 166 Sophie Collier SL 43:04,
167 Angela Wixey LV55 43:07, 177 Laura Van-Heezik SL 44:14. Team Results: 27 Severn AC [A] 377 71 + 145 + 161, 38 Severn AC [B] 510 166 + 167 + 177. Masters Team: 17 Severn AC 473 145 + 161 + 167.

Another fantastic club turnout at the Guy Fawkes 5 Mile Road Race at Tewkesbury. Two top ten placings, seven top three age grade placings, several personal bests & second/ninth placings in the mix team awards.

2 Steve Kenyon SM/2 26:44, 10 Archie Fox 28:39, 13 Dan Nurse V40/3 29:30 PB, 25 Andy Monro V50/3 30:47 PB, 41 Rich Boseley V60/3 32:41 PB, 44 Matt Lloyd 32:54, 46 Emma Millman LV45/2 33:07 PB, 58 Jon Schofield 33:54 PB, 111 Adam Wixey 37:07, 100 Nicholas Allen V60 36:25, 104 Tracey Brenton LV45 36:30 PB, 137 Idella Goga LV40/5 38:59, 157 Sophie Hope LV35 40:17 PB, 178 Greg Leyshon V70/3 41:16, 212 Sam Jane Watts LV40 43:07, 237 Sophie Collier 44:33, 239 George Scully V70 44:38, 381 ran. Team Results (3 men/2 female): 2 175 Severn AC 2+10+13+46+104, 9 Severn AC 25+41+44+137+212.

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