Almosts cross the pond for Chicago challenge
ALMOST Athletes had a contingent of runners across the pond in Chicago and the weekend started with the friendship run, attended by Annemarie Willicott, Helen Fursman-reid, John Galpin, Graham Fletcher, Fiona and Matt Barnes.
The city’s marathon saw Barnes first in at 3.13, Karen Galpin 3.40, Fursman-reid 3.53, Willicott 4.15 and Des Beer 6.35.
In Cardiff, the half marathon was run by Piotr Michalski achieving a personal best of 1.36, Miranda Foster 1.40, David Chittock two hours, Ali Shaikh 1.43, Kasha Price 2.37, Chaweewan Hartley 2.15, and Claire Gallagher and Lisa King 2.59.
Rachael Nolan ran the Bournemouth running festival marathon with her Fly2help bear Douglas, to raise money charity completing the race in 5.29.
At the Chester metric marathon, Sarah and Steve Wallbridge achieved 2.36 and 2.33, while the Chester Marathon was run by James Taylor in 3.20, Paul Warren 3.22, Chris White 3.41, Lorraine Taylor and Neil Tring 3.59.
At the challenging off road Clarendon Marathon, in Salisbury, Ingrid Harris achieved 3.54 and was first in her v55 age group, while Debbie Minett achieved 4.57 running for the CALM charity.
Kev Dendy ran the Cricklade 10k
achieving a personal best of 52.14. Andy Ford ran the half marathon in a personal best 1.31, while Michael Grant clocked 1:34, Kerry Heath-smith 1.45 and Neil Harris 1:57
In Santorini, Greece, Rachel Fargher and Malc Smith took part in the 10k trail race and Allan Green ran the labour of love marathon in 4.21 at the Minet Country Park, Hillingdon.
Parkrun tourists saw Helena Youde take on the Nose Hill event in Alberta, Canada. while Norm Lever was at the Wammy parkrun, Newcastle under Lyme achieving a personal best of 24.04.
Martyn Fisher ran the challenging Wimpole Estate Half Marathon, Cambridgeshire in 1.59 and Lynne Macedo achieved a personal best of 2.29 at the Oxford Half marathon.
In Walton-on-thames, Kathy Haig took part in the Leviathon marathon and Paul Haig the 50 Mile Ultra marathon.
Adrian Courtenay took part in the Devils Aquathon at the Cheltenham Lido, consisting of a 400m swim and 10k run from the Cheltenham Lido to Leckhampton Hill.
He achieved 1.40. Jamie Courtenay took part in the longer 2km swim and 10k run achieving 1:46. Lucinda Hand came in second female overall.
Shaun Carr took part in the Storm the Fort long course duathlon in Shropshire consisting of a 21k run, 90k bike ride and 11k run achieving 11th overall in 6.37.
At the Warwickshire Super Sprint Triathlon, Lepha Mccartan took part in her first triathlon, achieving 58:44 and first in the Pink wave for Breast cancer.
Anne-marie Willicott and Olympic star Paula Radcliffe in Chicago
Rachael Nolan ran the Bournemouth running festival marathon with her Fly2help bear Douglas
Rachel Fargher and Malc Smith took part in the 10k trail race in Santorini