Carr drives on to lead Al­mosts at Apperley

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

A LARGE troupe of Al­most Ath­letes flocked to the Apperley Quar­ter Marathon.

Shaun Carr was first Al­most home in 44.19, fol­lowed by Mike Bryce 44.45 and Dun­can Moun­sor with a PB, 45.17.

Michelle Balchin was the club’s first lady in 49.59, fol­lowed by Jeanette Gul­lick, first FV50 in 50.53, then In­grid Har­ris sec­ond FV50 in 51.32.

Sheila Chat­ter­ley and Sue Mon­aghan were sec­ond and third FV60 in 59.22 and 1:00.

Richard Knight­ley took four min­utes off his

PB with 50.20 and it was the first Quar­ter Marathon ex­pe­ri­ence for Josh Rim­mel 53.48, An­drea Hardy 1:00 and Natalie Pluck 1:02.

Mark Wil­li­cott tack­led the Cotswold Way Cen­tury ul­tra, run­ning 102 miles from Chip­ping Cam­p­den to Bath in 27:40.

Mar­tyn Fisher, in­set, took on the Tring 50k Ul­tra, fin­ish­ing in 6:22 and Har­ris com­pleted the hilly LDWA Cotswold Chal­lenge marathon dis­tance, cross­ing the fin­ish line in 5:52.

Karla Clev­er­ley ran three legs of the Rag­nar Re­lay, manag­ing to help her team com­plete the 170 mile route from Maid­stone to Brighton.

At Swin­don Half Marathon, Rob Ren­nell claimed a course PB 2.50 guided by Robert Dal­ton-mor­ris.

Rus­sell Jones com­pleted the Swansea 10K in 56.14 while Penny Lewis, Julie Averiss and Mark Sto­janov took part in St Richards Hospice 5k Dough­nut Dash, with Lewis gain­ing a new PB of 70.18.

Kim Daven­port was in France at the Dis­ney­land Paris Run Week­end and clocked up 36km get­ting some im­pres­sive bling for her ef­forts.

Wan Hart­ley trav­elled to Thai­land to com­plete the Krabi In­ter­na­tional Half Marathon, fin­ish­ing in 2.26. Sev­eral Al­mosts took part in the sec­ond King Ge­orge V Play­ing Field parkrun, where Ben Stone was fourth with a parkrun PB, 18.46, Phillip Jukes was fifth in 18.50, Prashanth Sri­pathi was sixth in 19.02, and there was a PB for eighth placed Dun­can Moun­sor, 20.31. At Chel­tenham, Kieran Keat­ing was first Al­most to fin­ish in 21.38, fol­lowed by Matthew Hamp­ton in 21.43 and fifth lady Am­ber Bulling­ham in 22.06.

There was lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion at Glouces­ter City, Strat­ford Park Stroud and Mal­lards Pike.

There were also tourists as Ross Green­ing, Natalie Green­ing, Mark Lyes and Claire Hawes trav­elled to Ex­mouth, with Hawes fin­ish­ing first VW65 in 29.40. Martin Fos­ter was fifth at Sut­ton Park in 19.24, and Jo Fos­ter fourth lady in 24.05.

Lou Tring ran at Heaton, Malc Smith and Ja­nine Ben­nett at Eden Pro­ject, and Claire Gal­lagher at Bland­ford. Pa­tri­cia and Kev Dendy were in Ross-on-wye, Matthew Be­van was at Mount­bat­ten School, and Jo John­ston was in Ar­mi­dale, Aus­tralia.

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From left, Kim Daven­port, Suzanne Hills and Rus­sell Jones

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