AVR member David Cooke second at Masters National Championships in Birmingham
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In her first half marathon, Helen Stafford completed the Erewash half marathon in Nottinghamshire in a time of 2:16, finishing 137th out of 209, writes Dave Mutter.
Running in the colours of Yeovil Olympiads AC (his track and field club) David Cooke came second in the Masters National Championships held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
This M60 400m was held on Saturday and his time was 62.65s, narrowly beaten by the reigning European Indoor champion (61.90s). The time now ranks him seventh in the UK - a great effort.
Rob Collier ran the Battle of Sedgemoor 10k that was a circular road route out of Langport through the villages of Drayton and Muchelney on a mainly flat course with a couple of gentle inclines. In a race won by Dan Cahill in 34:22 Rob finished 17th in 38:19 and was first M40 a new PB by nearly a minute!
Karen Eyre ran the Great Escape half marathon across Dartmoor. The race started at Princetown and finished at south Brent village hall. Karen finished second lady and 18th overall in 1:54:52.
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In Sunday’s torrential rain, Carol Austin ran the Severn Bridge 10k starting on the Welsh side near Chepstow running across the bridge into England before looping back again into Wales.
She finished 52nd out of 800 plus finishers in 47:24. She was ninth woman home and second in the category W50.
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