GWR Towpath Series – Race 1 and Mob Match

Race Report from Friday 20th May – by Steve Wood

2022 GWR Towpath Series – Race 1 and Mob Match

It was great to see the return of the Towpath series last Friday night. Decent conditions greeted the 218 runners with the following 12 CAC members taking part:

Matt Browning, Sam Tabberner, Matt Crocker, Laura Meech, Matt Evans, Lee Southernwood, Gary Lewis, Laura Clapp, Sally Richards, Shelley Cornes, Steve Wood, Tom Abrahams.

First home for Clevedon in 2nd place and a fantastic time of 33:08 was Sam. Sam battled well with the eventual winner, Bristol & West’s Jack Bancroft, keeping him honest for 8k.

Next home was me in 6th place in a time of 36:44 securing the V50 category win. Lee next to finish in 20th place in a time of 38:40. Matt C next in 25th clocking 39:11 closely followed by Gary in 26th in 39:16 and Matt E in 30th and 39:22.40th place and 40:12 for Matt B then 46th in 40:48 for Tom. Laura M was first of the ladies home in 79th place and a time of 43:54. Next in was Shelley in 140th and 50:09, Sally clocking 52:04 in 163rd then Laura C in 54:07 for 173rd position. Full mob match results not available yet. Only three clubs had the requisite number of 20 runners so the top three places went to Southville, Westbury Harriers and Emersons Green.

Well done to all who ran and thanks for supporting the club.