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Another busy week for Almost Athletes, with several members taking on multiple races over the weekend’s packed racing calendar. There were county medals up for grabs at the Bourton One Mile Challenge - the eighth event in the club’s road race series – with several members earning one for their Friday evening efforts. Patricia Dendy was first in her category, her time of 6:01 lopping a full 29 seconds off an age category record which has stood since September 2014. Earning bronze medals were Peter Morris (5:55); Peter Mitchener (6:23); Allan Green (7:06) and Claire Hawes (9:08). Matt Hickman was first home for the club in a blistering 5:24. Ian Poole recorded a new personal best time of 5:57 for the distance.

Others running included Duncan Mounsor (6:09); Neil Tring (6:09); Dave Mayo (7:00); Victoria Kennedy (7:36); Josh Rimell (7:52); Corinne Cooper (9:05) and Lynne Macedo (9:33).

Saturday started bright and early for Fiona Barnes and Mark Willicott, who took on the Serpent Trail 100k race in the South Downs National Park. It was Fiona’s first 100k event and she was amply rewarded for her efforts with a new age category club record for the distance - which measured long by a couple of miles - clocking a spirited 15:53:22. Mark Willicott was mere steps behind in 15:53:25, also claiming a new club record for his age category.

Fi Barnes and Mark Willicott at 100k Serpent Trail

Fi Barnes and Mark Willicott at 100k Serpent Trail

 

The club fielded four teams in the annual Cotswold Way Relay hosted by Team Bath AC. Confirmed results were not available at the time of going to press, but Team Almosts Being More Doug (Richard Birch, Fran Hill, Duncan Mounsor, Hester Coggin, Matt Hampton, Victoria Kennedy, Jeanette Gullick, Thom Stephens, Cat Daly and Ian Coggin) featured two runners who were awarded King of the Cotswold plaques for completing all ten legs of the relay over the years: Matt Hampton and Ian Coggin. Team Almosts Running for Rich comprised Ela Antosiewicz, Sue Pearce, Nicole Hope, Ivana Wilson, Norm Lever, Shaun Carr, David Chittock, Richard Knightley, Mike Kennedy and Lorraine Taylor. Team Almosts Running for Us All included Bob Spawton, Amy Sheer, Lorraine Brinton, Paul Chambers, Ed Munro, Graeme Stopp, Danny Carroll, Felicity Read, Deb Cartlidge and Mark Wreford-Bush. Team Almosts Running for Anne-marie was made up of Craig Jackson, Andrew Wilkinson, Phil Jeyes, Steve Yarnold, Sharmila Door, Kev Fairs, Neil Tring, Miranda Foster, Jayne Cheslin and Peter Mitchener. In addition, the club provided a number of marshals and its customarily enthusiastic water station on Leg 3 of the relay.

Matt Hampton celebrates King of the Cotswolds

Matt Hampton celebrates King of the Cotswolds

Just a few fields away and starting from Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Cos Pearson took on the Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Cotswold 2022 ‘long option’ race, a hilly trail running event on hard packed established trails with steep ascents, taking in the Winchcombe, Gloucestershire and Cotswold Ways. Cos recorded 2:49:38 for the 22km event.

Over in Wales, a quartet of Almosts ran the Porthcawl 10k. John Johnson completed in 42:08; Jo Johnson in 42:13 (4th in category); David Chittock in 49:37 and Deb Cartlidge in 66:23.

Clive Baker was the club’s sole representative at the Quantock Beast, a tough 6.7-mile race, clocking a strong 71 minutes over the hilly course. Closer to home, Ben Stone, Mark Eavers and Marty Ward ran the Westonbirt half marathon, which came up some way short of 13.1 miles, taking in the picturesque avenues of the old arboretum and ancient Silk Wood. Ben achieved a top 20 finish, recording 1:27:22. Mark followed in 1:58:03 and Marty in 2:10:03.

On Sunday morning, over twenty members saw themselves back in Bourton on the Water for the Greystones 10k, a trail race organised by the Rotary Club North Cotswold in aid of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Sixth in the club’s offroad race series, members were on the hunt for points and put in some strong performances on the varying and technical terrain. Third overall, first female and first in category was Patricia Dendy, who crossed the line in 45:12. Katie Coleman finished seconds behind in 45:24 for fourth overall, second female and first in category. Also enjoying first in category finishes were Ian Poole (45:51); Olga Goffin (47:29); Neil Tring (49:56); Alison Hume (56:01) and Allan Green (57:15), who in addition to earning a county medal at the Bourton one mile event less than 48 hours before had also run a midweek marathon at the Suffolk Running Academy in 5:11.

Almosts at Greystones 10k at Bourton on the Water

Almosts at Greystones 10k at Bourton on the Water

Also competing, in many cases just days after running marathons or ultra marathons, were Shaun Carr (48:38); David Garnett (52:40); Graeme Stopp (52:59); Jim Trowbridge (54:18); a resurgent Dave Mayo (54:20); Ingrid Harris (56:44); David Woolnough (61:38); Hayley Woolnough (61:41); Sue Monaghan (64:03); Mike Line (65:57); Janine Bennett (66:15); Josh Rimell (70:15); Lorraine Taylor (72:46); Claire Hawes (74:23); Iris Mayo (83:24) and Ollie Nolan (83:25).

There was the usual handful of strong performances at parkrun, with overall personal bests earned by Lewis Jones at Cheltenham (19:33), just one second behind new club member Alistair Mathew. Alice Tredgett was first female to cross the line at Cheltenham parkrun (20:26, PB). Kate Nichol stopped the clock at a new personal best time of 27:24, also in Pittville Park and at Plock Court, Gloucester the in-form Jeff Tibbles improved his personal best to 25:57. Nick Lewis was third to finish at King George V Playing Field (19:12) and Andrea Hardy earned a course personal best of 27:51 just one week after completing a hilly marathon on the Cotswold Way.

In other non-running activities, Matt Proome travelled to Austria to take on Ironman Klagenfurt, his third Ironman, in uncomfortably hot conditions. He crossed the line in an outstanding 13:03:03.

Three members set themselves the demanding challenge of the Lake Coniston End to End swim, a 5.25-mile swim in the Lake District. Mark Lyes finished in 2:53:20; Colin Watkins in 3:15:53 and Wendy Haskins in 3:30:31.

After months of hard preparation, a number of club members were up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to tackle the Race To The Tower, a technically demanding but beautiful double marathon along the Cotswold Way. The Standish to Broadway route can either be tackled in one day or two, and the AAs had members taking on both formats. Running the 53 miles non-stop, Thom Stephens finished in a spectacular time of 10:10:24, putting him in an impressive 14th place overall. He set off with Jack Goodwin who finished in 11:42:25, Lizzie Renn who finished in 12:57:28, and Craig Bullingham who crossed the finish line in 14:18:29. Elliot Hodges reached Broadway Tower in a time of 12:29:33, Elzbieta Antosiewicz conquered the course in 13:32:31, and Glenda Gill put in a mighty run to finish in 15:08:16 just a week after Covid.

In the two-day format Rose Hubbard led the charge for the club, somehow managing a sprint finish to clock a time of 10:37:24, a first place category finish, second place woman and ninth place overall. Des Beer completed the weekend course in 13:49:58, making her fifteenth place woman and first placed in her category, and Graeme Stopp finished in 13:50:01.

Andrea Hardy took on the first day route from Standish to Cheltenham. She completed the marathon distance in 6:07:09, earning her a second place category finish and smashing her PB by 42 minutes.

But for some people, 53 miles on the Cotswold Way isn’t far enough. Mark Newton completed the epic 100km loop of the Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge in 13:54:46, climbing a ridiculous 8000 ft over the course of the event.

That wasn’t the only event to see club members flying up local hills this weekend. Shaun Carr (4:28) was first to finish in the Cheltenham Three Peaks Challenge, a 30km route crossing Cleeve Hill, Leckhampton Hill, and Crickley Hill, in support of the local charity St Vincent’s and St George’s Association. Bob Spawton, Gary Whiting and Julie Scourfiled also took part.

A long way from Gloucester Chaweewan Hartley ran the Match Run Bangkok Century event. Such was the heat and humidity locally that the event started at 4am, and Chaweewan was done in time for an early breakfast in 1:09:39.

On Sunday, many of those who weren’t resting their tired legs from huge distances covered the previous day took part in the Gloucester 10k, always a popular event with the club. Thirty three AAs completed the course, with Olga Goffin (44:48), Rachel O’Bryan (47:21), Alison Hume (52:05) and Hayley Woolnough (52:11) bringing home the 1st Ladies Team prize for the club. Second claim member Joanne Johnson earned a second place category finish with a strong 43:22. Mike Kennedy was the next club member to finish in 43:53, and earned a fourth place team finish alongside Ian Poole (44:08), Peter Morris (44:38) and Pete Mitchener (45:04).

Steve Yarnold ran a strong race to finish in 58:10, and there were PBs to celebrate for Jeffrey Tibbles (53:33), Mark James (57:45), Corinne Cooper (1:03:31) and Dave Nelson (1:06:36). Allan Green scored a first place category finish in 51:16.

There were a further two 10k events locally midweek. Ian Poole completed the first of his 10k double-header for the week at the Chippenham Longest Day 10k, finishing in 44:25. He was followed by Jeffrey Tibbles - who also did the Gloucester double - in 56:13, Cheryle Rodham (1:03:19), and David Lawrence (1:09:41).

On the same evening, other club members were tackling the Malvern Joggers 10k. Mike Kennedy was the first AA to finish in a time of 50:50 (another double 10k week), Edward Munro finished in 57:38, Victoria Kennedy in 1:04:10, and Phil Jeyes in 1:09:10.

Completing a busy round of 10ks for the week, the weekend also saw the hosting of the Race for Life 10k around Cheltenham Racecourse, with June Franks, Sandra Stuart, Jane and Steve Taylor all taking part.

Despite the busy schedule of events, plenty of club members still found time for a Parkrun on Saturday morning. Adrian Courtney reached the impressive milestone of 200 runs, with a 33:06 at Cheltenham. Nick Lewis was the first club finisher at that event in 20:13, while Matt Polson finished first place overall at Cheadle Hulme in 19:45. Mark Stojanov visited Evesham Parkrun for the first time (35:36), where Jeanette Gullick was fifth placed woman in 23:57.

During the week Allan Green ran the Ricky Races Marathon at Rickmansworth.

 

 

A busy week for Almost Athletes saw club members compete in a number of races, as well as the usual parkrun exploits, and put in some fantastic performances.

The main event of the week was possibly on Wednesday, which saw a good turnout of members at the Cirencester Summer Sizzler 10k, at least in part due to it being the latest event in the club’s road race series. There were a number of excellent results, with Joanne Johnson (44:28), Pete Mitchener (44:52), Des Beer (55:34), Sarah Wallbridge (53:22) and David Lawrence (1:04:36) all placing first in their respective age categories. Dale Midwinter (45:03), Olga Goffin (45:36) and Allan Green (52:34) were all second in their categories; and Sue Pearce (45:47), Catherine Daly (49:37), and Lesley Cottle (57:01) all placed third in theirs. Craig Jackson also put in a strong performance, earning himself a new PB by over 4 minutes, finishing in 44:36.

Also representing the club at the event were Ian Williams (leading the club home in 41:20, finishing 23rd overall), Jonathan Shuman, Mike Kennedy, Neil Tring, Steve Wallbridge, Ian McKinlay, Jim Trowbridge, Ela Antosiewicz, Francesca Hill, Thomas Wood, Andy Holmes, Jeffrey Tibbles, David Woolnough, Hayley Woolnough, Victoria Kennedy, Julia Whittaker, Kate Nichol, Felicity Read, Emma Cliffe, Lorraine Taylor, Rachel Kliger, Bob Spawton, Corinne Cooper, Bernard Woods, and Jon Owen. A fantastic turnout of 37 Almosts in a field of 338 runners – over 10% of the total runners wearing purple!

Also midweek, and just a day before the Cirencester event, Allan Green completed his customary marathon, running the Big Bear Events Red Kite Challenge Marathon in 6:09:10.

On to the weekend, and the races kept on coming. Lisa Habgood covered the biggest distance of all of the club’s runners, finishing the 50km Bishops Castle Ultra in 8:14:49. Over more traditional distances, Felicity Read completed the undulating Alresford 10k in Hampshire in 57:58, while Lesley Cottle ran the Plymouth half marathon in 2:01:53. Christopher Benjamin finished the Broad Town 5 miler near Wootton Bassett in 44:24.

Sunday also saw the Bourton Hilly Half, which again saw a good turnout of Almosts. Josh Hand led the club home in 1:27:32. Nick Lewis, Lee Ormerod, Katie Coleman, Mike Kennedy, Duncan Monsour, Peter Morris, Peter Mitchener, David Chittock, Steven Wallbridge, Sarah Wallbridge, Ela Antosiewicz, David Woolnough, Hayley Woolnough, Victoria Kennedy, Lorraine Taylor, Neil Tring, and Bob Spawton all finished the tough course as well.

Saturday was, of course, parkrun, and there was the usual excellent Almosts turnout at a variety of events. Parkrun tourism was indulged in by Rachael Nolan, Karla Cleverley and Coralie Pearson at Edgbaston Reservoir; while Ben Taylor took first overall position at Mundy parkrun in Canada. Placing first in age category were Hester Coggin at Kingsway; Sharon Hadad at Oxford; Chris Daddow at Tetbury Goods Shed; Matt Polson at Peel; Nicole Hope, Natalie Greening, Sue Monaghan,Duncan Monsour, Jim Trowbridge and Patricia Dendy (also a new course PB) at King George V; and Kieran Keating and Julia Whittaker at Cheltenham. Dave Mayo also earned himself a course PB at Tewkesbury, while Lee Ormerod bagged an overall PB at Cheltenham.

Away from solely running and mixing their disciplines, last Wednesday Steve Phelps completed the Lake 32 Sprint Triathlon in 1:00:40, with Jamie Courtenay (1:01:05) and Phil Jeyes (1:12:50) following him in. On Sunday, Steve then took on the gruelling Dragon Ride, a 157km cycle around the Brecon Beacons with over 2,000m of climbing, finishing in an impressive 7:13:11. Also mixing it up was Shaun Carr, who completed the middle distance Cholmondeley Castle duathlon in 4:10.

Another successful week for the Purple Army. Here’s to another in the week ahead!

 

Almosts donned their running shoes to tackle a wide range of events this weekend.

First among many notable results was the completion by Christopher Benjamin of his 100th Half Marathon. In fact he went more than the extra mile, running the Sharpness 16 mile race, finishing in 3:07.

Christopher Benjamin completes his 100th half-marathon

Christopher Benjamin has completed his 100th half-marathon

Also running with Christopher were Ian Coggin and Andrew Wilkinson, while Ingrid Harris continued her recovery from illness with a 2hr 30 finish in the same event.

Down in Devon five Almosts took on the Dartmoor Discovery with great success. Amy Sheer was 7th lady and won her age category in 5:17.27; there was a course PB of 5:35.51 for Kim Mansell, and together with Alison Hume who finished her first ever Ultra in 6.03.22, the three women took third prize in the ladies team competition. Thom Stephens finished his first attempt at this event in 5:21.41 and Richard Knightley ran the 32 miles in 5:46.53.

Meanwhile in Wales, Ian Williams, Cat Daly and Mike Daly took part in the Man v Horse race, where humans attempt to beat a horse over 23 miles of hilly, rough terrain. They didn’t beat the horse but still completed the race in very impressive times of 3:08, 3:50.41 and 3:58.46 respectively! Also In Wales Clive Baker ran the Swansea Half Marathon, finishing in 1:55.32.

Almosts were also busy in southern England. Jackie Slaughter enjoyed the Hampshire Hoppit marathon (finishing in 6:17) while Lesley Cottle took on the Hoppit Half, finishing in 2:13. In the brutal South Downs Way 100 mile race Natalie Greening racked up a seriously impressive 86 hilly miles in 24 hours of running!

The Midlands didn’t miss out on a visit from an Almost when Mark Bush ran his twelfth Two Castles 10k between Warwick Castle and Kenilworth Castle - a race entry he won in a raffle! Mark finished in 48.27.

Much closer to home several Almosts took part in the Cheltenham Running Festival at the racecourse. Dan McGovern was 7th man home in the 5kin a time of 24.45. Adrian Courtenay and Jon Owen took on the 10k event, finishing in 1:08.37 and 1:16.17 respectively. Victoria Willoughby ran the Half marathon, winning her Age Category in a time of 2:11.19

Of course many Almosts were busy running or volunteering at parkrun on Saturday morning when 74 members ran at 32 different venues. Dave Nelson ticked off his 8th different country by running at Dublin Fairview parkrun and Sam Wizard ran in Germany at Nidda Park, Frankfurt. Other notable results were a PB for Karla Cleverley at Bryn Bach, fastest times since 2018 for Mark Stojanov at Tewkesbury and since 2019 for Peter Mitchener at Highbury Fields, a first in Age Group for Neil Tring at Oxford and, continuing his fine form, another PB for Jeff Tibbles at Cheltenham.

 

In the week running up to the Queen’s platinum jubilee (and a much sought after long weekend!) members of the Almost Athletes have been out in force, racing both locally, and further afield. Monday evening saw the return of the Almost Athlete’s club only handicap race number one. A 4.5 mile run around Leckhampton, which forms part of a four race series championship. 38 Almost Athletes took part in this event, with Zakia Hussain who was first off, finishing in first place, closely followed by Jeffrey Tibbles and Victoria Willoughby. A very well deserved win for Zakia! John Johnson completed the event in a fantastic time of 29:22, which was the fastest time of the evening.

May 2022 Handicap Race winners

On Tuesday evening, club members were found competing in the Cleeve Cloud Cuckoo race, organised by Cheltenham and County Harriers. The race is a 5.5 mile multi-terrain event, which starts and finishes at Cleeve Hill golf club, and also forms part of the Almost Athletes off-road race series. Nick Lewis was first across the line for Almost Athletes, in a time of 36:06 to finish a fantastic 14th overall. Patricia Dendy was the first female for Almost Athletes to finish, in a time of 40:40 which secured her an age category podium and 7th female overall. Ingrid Harris and Sue Monaghan both finished 1st in their respective age categories, with the Almost Athletes ladies team placing second overall. There were many other top 3 placings in respective age categories for the Almost Athletes, including Neil Tring (2nd in age category, 42:42) and Sarah Wallbridge (3rd in age category, 50:44). A fantastic effort by all those competing in a picturesque, if somewhat undulating, event!

The first of June saw the balmy weather conditions continue, and a small contingent of Almost Athletes travelled to Stroud, to compete in the Stroud Beer Race. The approximately 7.2 mile road race took on the form of 3 undulating laps around Minchinhampton Common. A half pint of beer awaited the finishers. First across the line for Almost Athletes was Josh Hand (00:45:32) who finished in 7th place. Nathan Newton (00:50:23) finished next for Almosts, closely followed by Ian Poole (00:53:38) and Craig Jackson (00:54:14). First female across the line for Almosts was Elzbieta Antosiewicz in 01:03:13 to finish 4th in age category. Both Neil Tring and Lorraine Taylor secured a 2 minute PB on the tough route, finishing in 00:56:45 and 01:10:19 respectively, and Steve Yarnold also gained a PB (01:16:14).

The weekend saw the jubilee celebrations in full force, and the Almost Athletes took this opportunity to run both near and far. On Saturday, special jubilee themed parkruns were enjoyed by many. Rachael Nolan and Karla Cleverley had an early start, and drove 2 hours to participate in the Queen Elizabeth parkrun in Hampshire. Dave Nelson continued his parkrun tourism, with his 75th different parkrun venue being Linwood, just outside of Glasgow, and smashed out a fabulous time. Jason Hulance and Jon Owen travelled to Rogiet parkrun in Wales, with Jason achieving a 3rd in age category and Jon a 2nd in age category, well done both! Closer to home, Peter Mitchener, Elzbieta Antosiewicz, Graeme Stopp and Mark Bush volunteered as pacers at Cheltenham parkrun, with Peter Mitchener clocking up his 200th time volunteering. At King George V Playing Field parkrun, Nicole Hope finished 1st in age category.

Mark Willicott took on a tremendous challenge this weekend, in running 145 miles from Birmingham to Little Venice in London. With incredible support from some Almosts, Mark completed the challenge in 39 hours 34 minutes. To say the whole of Almost Athletes is proud of Mark is an understatement. An absolute inspiration to the club, and his achievement is the result of months of hard work training. Well done Mark!

Nela Trowbridge completed the Trans-Pennine 100 mile non-stop challenge walk in a total time of 34 hours 3 minutes, which saw her achieve a PB of over an hour. An amazing achievement Nela! Gary Farquhardon completed the Solway half marathon throughout the secenic rural roads of North Cumbria, in a fantastic time of 01:40:13.

Fairford 10km

On Sunday. 9 Almosts took part in the Fairford 10km. First across the line for the Almosts was Patricia Dendy (00:43:18 and 1st in age category) followed by Ian Poole (00:43:49) and Peter Morris (00:44:31). Also competing were Sue Pearce (00:44:40), Mike Kennedy (00:44:55), Neil Tring (00:46:04), Charmaine Brunt (00:54:24), Lorraine Taylor (00:55:55) and Philip Jeyes (01:03:21). A great run by all! And there concludes another busy week of running by team Almosts!

This past weekend saw some fantastic achievements from those in purple. On Saturday, Graeme Stopp and Lesley Cottle completed the Brecon ultra marathon, running 52km (32.3 miles) over the Brecon Beacons, covering 7,799 feet (2,377 metres) of ascent. Fabulous work from both.

Graeme Stopp and Lesley Cottle

Graeme Stopp and Lesley Cottle at Brecon Ultramarathon

Running a slightly shorter, but still impressive, distance were a contingent of Almosts who headed north of the border to complete the Edinburgh Marathon. Alice Tredgett put in a fantastic performance, smashing her PB by 9 minutes, finishing in 3:35:01. Debbie Jones (4:30:42), Mark Jones (4:47:19) and Natalie Wizard (5:28:29) all completed their first marathon in style, with Maisie Markham (4:36:13) also running the 26.2 miles in the Scottish capital. At the same time, Russell Jones ran the half-marathon event, finishing in 2:05:09, earning himself a PB by 8 minutes. To add the cherry on top of such brilliant performances, Debbie and Russell were celebrating their first wedding anniversary, and raising money for a brain tumour charity – congratulations to them both from all at the club. Natalie was also running for charity, raising funds for Made A Mark, which supports bereaved children.

Dave Nelson at Shettleston 10k

Dave Nelson at Shettleston 10k

Staying north of the border, Dave Nelson ran his fastest 10k since February 2019, and his 6th fastest ever, finishing in 1:03:52. Also competing over that distance this weekend, albeit a bit closer to home, were Issy Ravenhill (46:55), Danny Carroll (50:25) and Jon Owen (1:09:48), who all ran the Alcester 10k.

Moving back to marathon distance, there were excellent results for Karen Galpin (4:11:29) and Allan Green (5:07:30), who both finished first in their age category at Kempton Running Festival; with Karen also smashing her Good For Age target for the distance by nearly 20 minutes.

Sam and Natalie Wizard at Vogrie parkrun

Sam and Natalie Wizard at Vogrie parkrun

As always, there was a good turnout by club members at various parkruns all around the country. In Scotland, Dave Nelson and Natalie Wizard warmed up for their Sunday races by completing Livingston and Vogrie parkruns respectively, with Dave running his fastest time of the year in 31:50. Natalie was joined at Vogrie by husband Sam, finishing in 36:54 and 30:37 respectively

Also on the tourist trail, and going even further afield, was Ben Taylor, who finished Mundy parkrun in Canada in a storming 19:38, earning second place overall and first in age category. He wasn’t the only Almost running internationally, with both Robert Foord (Faelledparken, 2nd in age category) and Mark Wreford-Bush (Amager Strandpark, 3rd in age category) running in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lynne Macedo at her 100th parkrun

Lynne Macedo at her 100th parkrun

Closer to home, Lynne Macedo completed her milestone 100th parkrun at Cheltenham; while Catherine Daly was 2nd lady overall at Evesham parkrun in 23:42. Rich Smith ran the “mad” course known as the “curly-wurly” at Somerdale Pavilion, and Peter Mitchener earned a course PB at Cheltenham, finishing in 22:11. Age category wins were scored by Issy Ravenhill at Cannon Hill, Birmingham; Nick Lewis at Penrose (also 4th overall); Matthew Bevan at Marine Parade; Matt Polson at Peel; Peter Morris & Jeanette Gullick at Cheltenham; and Mike Line, Neil Trin, Jeff Tibbles, & Sharon Hadad at King George V Playing Fields.

Course PBs were also earned by Dave Mayo at Tewkesbury (also 2nd in age category); Debbie Masding at Evesham; Mike Smith & Heather Smith at Gloucester City earned course PBs; Mark James at Cheltenham; and Chris Handscomb at KGV. In total, the club were represented at 25 parkrun events by 78 members.

Another excellent week for the club. Well done to all who competed!