Birch leads Almost contingent at Dursley Dozen
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.
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