Pol­son’s the pick of the Al­most Ath­letes in Me­teor Mile

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

AL­MOST Ath­letes took over Glouces­ter­shire Air­port to host the Me­teor Mile Race along the flood­lit run­way.

Matt Pol­son was first Al­most home, tak­ing fifth po­si­tion in 4.59, while Phillip Jukes fol­lowed in 5.13 then Matt Barnes in 5.21.

He­lena Youde was the first female Al­most to cross the line in 6.02, then Hat­tie Jenkins in 6.09 and Ceri Schofield with a per­sonal best of 6.15.

There were also PBS for Thomas Wood (5.38), Louise Inch­ley (6.58), Nat Stow (7.14) and Mark Sto­janov (8.39).

Sev­eral Al­mosts were also in ac­tion at Old­bury 10 Miler, where Pol­son again led for the club in 1.05.

Richard Birch (1.06) and Dun­can Moun­sor (1.12) fol­lowed, pic­tured left.

Jeanette Gul­lick scored a PB with 1.15, as did Schofield with 1.17.

Ali­son Hume fin­ished in 1.27, as did Inch­ley, who gained an­other PB.

A group of Al­mosts tack­led the in­au­gu­ral Cotswold Trail 10k and Half Marathon at Sude­ley Castle, where par­tic­i­pants were slowed down by queues at gates and stiles.

Olga Gof­fin stormed across the chal­leng­ing 13.1 mile course in 1.51 to fin­ish third lady. Also run­ning were Paul Wilkins (2.05), Fi Barnes (2.18), Richard Knight­ley (2.18), Fran­cis Bull (2.22), Giles Forster (2.24), Jackie Slaugh­ter (3.02) and Sarah Carr (3.04) while Gareth Wilkes chose to com­plete the 10K and fin­ished in 1.21. There were marathons for Al­lan Green at the Ex­cal­ibur Marathon 8 (4.59) and In­grid Har­ris (4.07, third lady).

Ju­lianne Jame­son man­aged an im­pres­sive 12 laps of the Joust 24 hour event to clock up a to­tal of 67 miles.

An­drew Wilkin­son was in ac­tion at the hot and hu­mid Bur­mar­rad Edi­tion 10k Malta (48.55). Mar­tyn Fisher ran his fastest 10k in years at the Bed­ford Twi­light 10k (49.20).

Dave Mayo and Iris Mayo com­pleted the RAF Cos­ford Spit­fire 10k in 52.40 and 1.10 re­spec­tively.

Martin Thomas, Peter Blake­man and Katy Sworn tried to Beat the Bore at El­more. Thomas ran home in 1.07 to take ninth place. Blake­man fin­ished in 1.07 and Sworn in 1.34.

Han­nah Brown took on West Lancs Triathlon, com­plet­ing the event in 1.22.

At Alder­ton 5k, Joanna Wis­niewskaBar­reto fin­ished in 25.01 while Dave Nel­son ran a course PB of 32.49, hav­ing al­ready donned the cen­tu­rion out­fit at Chel­tenham parkrun to mark his 100th event.

At Chel­tenham, Prash Sri­pathi was the first of the club’s parkrun­ners to cross the line in 19.31, while Sharon Hadad led for the ladies in 23.42.

Ben Stone gained a course PB of 19.33 at Glouces­ter City, fin­ish­ing in sev­enth place and there was rep­re­sen­ta­tion at Kingsway, Tewkes­bury, Stone­house, Worces­ter, and Worces­ter Pitchcroft.

Hester Cog­gin was se­cond lady at Newent (25.23) and Michelle Balchin ran at the new Strat­ford Park, Stroud, event, fin­ish­ing sixth lady (27.16).

Fur­ther afield, Josh Hand ran at York, Pa­tri­cia and Kev Dendy at Sev­ern Bridge, Robert Fo­ord at Wim­pole Es­tate and Ni­cole Hope at Alice Holt.

Matthew Be­van was in Haver­ford­west, David Gar­nett in Pen­dle, and Danny Car­roll in Sal­is­bury.

Les­ley Cot­tle ran at Fort Wil­liam and com­pleted the course in 27.40 to take third lady.

Katy Sworn, Martin Thomas and Peter Blake­man

Dave Nel­son

Olga Gof­fin

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