Al­mosts ex­cel over all dis­tances

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

THERE was suc­cess for Al­most Ath­letes in races from the short Bour­ton One Mile to the Race to the Stones ul­tra of 100km.

Han­nah Brown was first in her age cat­e­gory in the Chel­tenham Pittville Park Triathlon andthird lady over­all.

Les­ley Cot­tle was also first in her age cat­e­gory in the Brean Beach 10km in 53.45 while Ceri Schofield took part in the Trail Events Half Marathon in Crick­how­ell, and man­aged 17 miles af­ter get­ting lost with a time of 3:30.

A team of 14 Al­mosts took on the Bour­ton One Mile Chal­lenge, and first in was Martin Fos­ter in 5.15, fol­lowed by Josh Hand in 5.23 and Peter Mor­ris in 5.53. Deb Cartlidge was first Al­most lady in 7.01

Christo­pher Ben­jamin fin­ished the Bath Two Tun­nels Half Marathon in 1:58 while In­grid Har­ris was third in her age cat­e­gory in 5:38 and Joanna Wis­niewska-bar­reto fin­ished in 6:05 at the Snow­do­nia Trail Marathon,.

In Spain, Emma Yates took on the Iron­man chal­lenge in Vi­to­ria-gastiez, and com­pleted in 12:44.

Des Beer, Fran­cis Bull, Ol­lie Clarkin, Nikki Dur­nell, Sarah Fen­nell, Claire Gallagher and Hay­ley Wool­nough com­pleted the Race to the Stones two day ul­tra of 100km.

At Chel­tenham parkrun there were PBS for Dun­can Moun­sor in 21.04, Barry Irvine 24.49 and Felic­ity Read 30.10. Ben Stone was fourth at Wit­ney in 20.10 and Rob Ren­nell had an­other PB at Sev­ern Bridge Park with 32.27.

He­lena Youde and Matt Pol­son ran at Mount Etna, Si­cily where Pol­son came sec­ond in 20.49 and Matt Bevan was fifth at Roma Pineto in 23.51.

Other parkruns in which mem­bers of Al­most Ath­letes took part in­cluded: Dar­ling­ton South, Fire Ser­vice Col­lege, Glouces­ter North, Ox­ford, Pocket, Pol­lock Glas­gow, Tet­bury Goods Shed, Tewkes­bury, Wim­ble­don Com­mon and Woola­combe Dunes.

At the Chel­tenham Har­ri­ers Mid­sum­mer Open Track 5km event, Shaun Carr and Matt Hick­man achieved PBS with 18.51 and 18.57.

Al­lan Green com­pleted the Din­ton Pas­tures Marathon in 4:39 while Jayne Mur­phy fin­ished in 1:06 and Dave Nel­son 1:07 at the Thorn­bury 10k.

In­grid Har­ris & Joanna Wis­niewska-bar­reto

Han­nah Brown

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