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Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo Race - 01/06/2016

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Karlien Heyrman won the women’s race at Cheltenham Harriers’ Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo race held on Cleeve Hill.

Conditions for the race were good:  not too hot, visibility good, a little windy but not too muddy, and there were some great performances from the Striders team.

Heyrman was neck and neck with her teammate Katie Truslove until the first steep downhill at which point she broke away.  The Brendan Ward - coached athlete who stormed around the tough hilly course also led the CLC Striders ladies team to victory in the event. Truelove, meanwhile, finished 2nd lady overall and ran a superb race. L35 Zoe Gough completed the ladies team running well to finish 3rd in her category. Next for the ladies were Emma Abbey 96th, Dawn Addinall  111th overall and first in her LV65 category. Just behind Addinall was Caroline Barnes in 112th; Jill Harsent was 124th, and Amanda Pill followed Harsent in 149th place.

Meanwhile CLC Striders men were led home by Paul Lockyer who ran an excellent race to finish 14th overall; he was followed by Richard Shardlow in 23rd place, John Willson in 29th place, Dave Billingham in 35th, Ross Greening in 37th place and Gavin Jerman in 60th. CLC Striders men finished 4th team.