It was a slightly quieter racing weekend for Almosts this week but even so there was plenty of activity going on!
On Saturday Christopher Benjamin ran the Avon Valley Railway 11k along the Bitton Railway Path, and clocked up 1:04.20 for this unusual distance.
In the ever popular Sodbury Slog - lots of mud guaranteed! - Philip Jeyes and Cos Pearson flew the purple flag, finishing in 2:12:26 and 2:28:03 respectively.
Further afield Lorraine Taylor and Neil Tring successfully tackled the Draycote Water 10 mile race. Neil came first in his MV60 category with a storming 1:17:30 while Lorraine achieved 4th place in the FV50 category, finishing in 1:32:49.
Karla and Allan at the Phoenix Remembrance Day run
The marathon machine that is Allan Green ran the Phoenix Remembrance Day Marathon in Walton on Thames in 5:16:19 while Karla Cleverley ran the Phoenix Remembrance Day Half finishing in 3:20:14. These events are described as ‘a 2 minute silence with an entire marathon & half marathon event built around it.’ and at 11am on Remembrance Sunday, at the sound of a horn, all runners stop to observe the two minute silence. A spine tingling moment to be part of.
It might have been a relatively quiet week for long distance races but Almosts were parkrunning far and wide, at home and abroad! Rebecca Waugh ran the Bois de Boulogne parkrun in Paris while in the UK Dave Nelson was our most Northerly parkrunner at Tollcross, Glasgow and Issy Ravenhill and Claire Hawes ‘enjoyed’ the pebbles at Seaton in the South West.
There were course PBs for Jason Hulance at Cheltenham parkrun, Jeff Tibbles continued his excellent streak of course PB’s with a third in a row at KGV, where Steve Yarnold also achieved a PB. A total of 104 Almosts ran in parkruns including Banbury, Lydiard, York, Gloucester North, Wycombe Rye, Evesham, Tewkesbury, Gloucester City, Witney, Jersey Farm, Clevedon Salthouse Fields, Peel and Sharpham Road Playing Fields.