Al­mosts cross the pond for Chicago chal­lenge

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

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

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