Athletics: Thornbury runner Cowlard continues good form at Frampton

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THORNBURY Running Club members had 20 members at the Frampton-on-Severn 10k race.

Rob Cowlard showed he is still on form, finishing 19th overall and sixth MV40 in 37:12, with Rob Watkins 23rd and seventh MV40 in 37:57.

Kevin Arnold, in the same category, managed to shave just a second or two from his Berkeley 10k time to come 67th in 41:40.

First club lady Jo Williams (47:41) and Sandra Webber (49:10) were both well under the 50-minute mark.

There were good category placings for Jane Leslie, second LV65 (57:38), Jon Greenwood, third MV60 (43:51), Gareth Thomas third MV70 (51:12) and Dorothy Thomas, fifth FV65 (67:06).

Other Club finishers were Hugh McPherson (47:48), Chris Foley (49:59), Arthur Renshaw (50:41), Malcolm Carr (51:47), John Watt (54:11), Janet Gaze (56:37), Karen Carr (60:12), Joanna Carr (60:12), Helen Renshaw (61:03), Sue Pascoe (63:53) and Rebecca Dunsford (66:37).

The alternative race was the Blaise Blazer, approximately four miles in length, but multi-terrain and with a good hill section.

Jim Godden returned for his second in the three-race series, losing a few seconds from his previous time but still completing the course in 26:43, first MV50 and 11th place.

Jeremy Clothier was 51st in 33:43 in front of Pete Mainstone, 55th in 34:04, with Maddie Parrott the sole lady club representative coming 61st in 35:31 and second LV50.

Wilf Burke was the only Thornbury member at the Self-Transcendence 2 Mile Race at Bristol's Eastville Park on, finishing 22nd and first MV60 in 13:04.

Wife Jan Burke took the FV60 medal, coming 54th in 23:58 in her first race for some time.

Saturday saw seven club runners at Little Stoke parkrun, where Garry Slater was again first for Thornbury and sixth overall in 19:14.

Jim Godden was one of five entering his second event of the week, finishing 12th in 19:30, with Daniel Harding chasing with a personal best by four seconds, 14th in 19:36.

Other finishers were Kevin Arnold (20:28), Sandra Webber (23:55), Malcolm Carr (24:43) and Karen Carr (28:00).

Since Thornbury Running Club says it always welcomes new members, it is appropriate to record the efforts of two young people whose parents are already valued Club members and good runners.

Both Thomas Darton and Eve Slater, whose parents are already valued Thornbury members and good runners, took part in the second 2k Little Stoke Junior parkrun, Darton completing in 10:21 and Slater in 15:56.

Away from organised running events, Ros Rowland took on overnight run of the Severn Walkway – 58 miles in 11 hours.

She completed the distance alone and was still able to attend the club barbecue the following evening to receive her awards for Age-Adjusted Ladies' Champion over the 2013/14 cross country season, and a Gold Award for representing Thornbury on over 20 occasions in 2013.

Thornbury Running Club meet at 7pm on Thursday evenings at Thornbury Leisure Centre.

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