Gloucestershire Echo

In-form Tredgett shines with superb half marathon win


ALMOST Athletes members produced a large turnout for the Gloucester 10k and Half Marathon and several members came away with category placings across both distances.

Over the half marathon distance, Alice Tredgett proved once again that she is going from strength to strength as the first female finisher and winner of the senior women’s category with a time of 1:22:12, almost four minutes ahead of the next lady in the race.

Karen Galpin was first in her category of V60 (female) with a personal best of 1:49:01, closely followed by Ingrid Harris (1:49:37).

Sarah Wallbridge was the fourth V60 lady across the line with a time of 1:56:45, Galpin and Tredgett setting club records for the half marathon distance in their respective age categories, Galpin improving on the club record she previously set herself.

Jeanette Gullick came home as the first V55 (female) in 1:40:32 and Ian Coggin ran 1:44:11 closely followed by James Fyrne (1:45:53).

Amy Broomhall finished in 1:47:54, coming eighth out of 55 runners in the V35 (female) category.

Other members running were Victoria Willoughby (1:56:45), Alison Hume (1:57:21), Ivana Wilson (1:57:53), Tristan Motteram (2:15:58), Vicki James (2:41:26), Mark James (2:41:26) and Dave Nelson (2:42:41).

Lynne Poulston was not content with running 13.1 miles in 2:35:08 so added an extra five miles to make up her long training run ahead of the London Marathon.

Over the 10k distance, Steve Axford was the first Almost to finish, coming third in the V45 category with 43:26.

Sue Low and Sue Sturgeon finished together to come joint third for the V65 (female) category in 1:07:07 and Declan Walker finished 21st out of 155 runners in the Senior Male category with 43:49.

Graeme Stopp (54:45), Clare Bone (56:08), Steve Phelps (1:00:30), Melanie Methven (1:06:47) and Steve Yarnold (1:04:06) also completed the 10k run.

Before the half marathon on Sunday, Ingrid Harris ran the Westonbirt Easter Half, coming first in her age category in 1:52:00 while Julie Averiss ran the 10k distance in 1:15:46.

In parkruns, Neil Tring and Lorraine Taylor visited Queens’s in Belfast, where Trigg came first in his age category with a time of 22:45, Taylor finishing in 29:18.

David Davey was also on the Emerald Isle, running at Sligo and finishing in 25:32, while David Nelson ran at Oriam in Edinburgh finishing in 38:00.

Kate Bestwick ran her 223rd parkrun at Fleetwood Promenade in their 223rd event and ran her fastest time of the year, 36:13.

Nearly 40 Almost Athletes attended Pittville Park and other events included Tamworth Castle Grounds (Ellie Haile, 26:37), Trentham Gardens (Rich Smith, 27:33), University Parks (Victoria Kennedy, 33:31 and Mike Kennedy, 44:53) and Storeys Field (Robert Foord, 20:30).

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Almost Athletes at the Gloucester marathon and 10k

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