A slightly more select group of Dursley Runners made it to the 4th race in the Pilot series at the begining of August. Darren Kitchen was the first runner home from Dursley knocking over a minute off his previous time. Alice continued to knock time off and has knocked 11 minutes off her first pilot outing in May this year. Jerry got in just ahaed of Roly with Zoe completing the Fowler Sandwich.

Nic Percivall finished off her time at Dursley with a journey down to Exeter to run the Great West Run. She completed the course in 03.06:16, a personal best, knocking 26 minutes off last years time.

The final Club handicap took place on the 28th of September, and despite the ominous looking clouds 28 competitors turned up in the hope that the handicap would favour them. Gary Hughes showed everyone how it should be done cruising past all the field to come in first, having started last, in a fantastic time of 18:35.  Rachel Carter pipped Mike Trafford to second place by a mere 5 seconds, securing her overall victory in the handicap series.

 

After the postponement of the event due to snow and ice, Severn AC eventually hosted the Boxing day 4 miler, part of their comprehensive festive calendar of events, on thursday the 30th of December. Mel and Avril were rewarded with category wins, with Chris Ashworth  making the top ten on the day, not sure if he took the biscuits?  

 The Second of September saw the final Fitness Run if the season, although there was little in the way of wind it was quite a warm evening and this would have had an impact on the runners. As ever this event for aspirant runners attracted a large field of 99 runners. Kim Stevenson ran an excellent PB, 28:28  to be 3rd Lady home, knocking 1:47 of her previous best time, and this having run the Tuesday night handicap as well; suggesting there is more to come from her, if not this season the certainly next. Paul Wellings ran a consistent 25:24 his second quickest time of the season. After consitent running over the series finishing with mid 28s John Delafield showed good progression to a new PB of 28:12. John Spicer ran 33:35 slightly slower than his last outing but there was not the incentive of keeping ahead of Leslie Smee