Birch leads Al­most con­tin­gent at Durs­ley Dozen

Gloucestershire Echo - - ATHLETICS -

AL­MOST Ath­letes despatched a large con­tin­gent to the Durs­ley Dozen 12-mile trail race where in highly chal­leng­ing wet and windy con­di­tions, the club saw some ex­cel­lent per­for­mances.

First man home for the Al­mosts was Rich Birch in 1:39, while first lady home was So­phie Lon­g­ley in 2:04.

Also com­pet­ing: Shaun Carr 1:40, Jean Phillipe Vil­lain Chas­tre 1:43, Matt Barnes 1:44, Paul Haig 1:47, Ger­main Forgeux 1:48, Neil Tring 1:56, Steve Adams 2:08, He­len Par­doe 2:16, Jim Trow­bridge and Lor­raine Tay­lor 2:17, Dave El­liot & Katy Sworn 2:24, Ceri Grif­fiths 2:29, Glenda Gill 2:36, Nela Trow­bridge 2:38, Kevin Richards 2:39, Mike Line 2:40, Adrian Courte­nay 3:06.

Club mem­bers en­joyed the usual wide va­ri­ety of parkrun tourism at home and abroad, while Iris Mayo, inset, reached the land­mark of 250 runs at Chel­tenham. At Cirences­ter, which was cel­e­brat­ing its first parkrun an­niver­sary, Mike Daly ran 22:24, Cather­ine Daly 25:22, Deb Cartlidge

27:28 and Dave Chit­tock 27:29.

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At Glouces­ter City, Si­mon Jarvis, Pa­tri­cia Peever, Chris Ben­jamin, Kev Dendy, Dave Nel­son, Kathy & Paul Mchaig and Claire Gal­lagher ran whilst An­drea Hardy was at Kingsway and at Glouces­ter North were Mike & Vicky Kennedy, Les­ley Cot­tle, Nikki Dur­nell & Matt Water­field.

Pa­trick Far­ley was at Ip­swich, Mike Bryce ran Worces­ter Pitchcroft, Suzy Hills was at South­wark Lon­don, at Eve­sham were Steve & Jayne Adams and Rich Smith, in Ka­tow­ice Poland was Ger­ard Gatek, Malc Smith and Rachel Fargher made the short hop to Claire­mor­ris in Ire­land, Norm Lever, chas­ing his A-Z of parkruns ticked off Ro­giet, in New Zealand, Ed Munro ran Wanaka and Danny Car­roll was at Teign­mouth, Devon.

Al­lan Green com­pleted his 539 th marathon at the Big Bear Trail in Coven­try in 5:39.

In­grid Har­ris cracked the Enigma Quadzilla Marathon, de­spite some nav­i­ga­tional chal­lenges, in 3:59 and then ran the Bath six-mile Pi­p­ley Wood Mud race and won her age cat­e­gory.

Karla Clev­er­ley ran the Stowe Win­ter 12K trail run at Mil­ton Keynes in 1:51 and at the Mav­er­ick Dark Se­ries night race in Hen­ley on Thames, Dave Rogers ran the nine-mile off road cir­cuit in 1:19 and Lepha Mc­car­tan in 1:40.

Al­most Ath­letes at the Durs­ley Dozen

Dave Chit­tock, Debs Cartlidge, Cather­ine & Mike Daly at Cirences­ter parkrun

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