The Gloucester 5km race took place on Thursday 1st August in Haresfield, and was well attended by more than 30 members of Almost Athletes.
Matt Polson was first Almost to cross the line and 12th overall with a time of 18:26, followed by Matt Hickman in 19:09 and Jean-Philippe Villain-Chastre in 19:56.
For the ladies, Helena Youde finished in 21:18, Louise Inchley in 25:02 and Sophie Langley in 25:21.
After the race, Helena Youde was presented with a gold Gloucestershire County Medal and Matt Polson with silver.
Now that we are in the holiday season, a number of members took part in events overseas. On Friday 2nd, Andrew Wilkinson completed the Malta 10km night run in 52:44 while Piotr Michalski ran the Bieg św Dominika 5km race in Gdansk, Poland, in 21:49.
Karla Cleverley travelled all the way to Taupo, New Zealand to take part in her first ever Marathon which she finished in 7:17.
Back in the UK, a small group of Almosts took part in the Barry Island 10km on Sunday 4th August. Josh Rimmel crossed the line in 52:13, Dave Mayo in 55:16. Deb Cartlidge in 56:04, and Iris Mayo in 1:13.
There were also some longer events that attracted Almost runners. Julianne Jameson completed the Broadmeadow Runs Aston Subedge Marathon, an off-road event with 2,200 feet of ascent, in 6:15.
Both Ingrid Harris and Allan Green ran the Vanguard Way Marathon in Croydon on Sunday 4th. Harris was 3rd lady to finish with a time of 4:34, whilst Green ran a slightly longer distance in 6:40.
At Cheltenham parkrun on Saturday Josh Hand came 12th overall with a time of 18:59. There was also a new PB for Felicity Read with 29:44.
There were some other good parkrun results for members of Almost Athletes. Ben Taylor was 2nd overall at Newent parkrun with 20:25, whilst Maisie Markham was 2nd lady at Anacostia, Washington DC with 27:28. Patricia Peever was 6th lady to finish in Gloucester City with 26:04.
Other parkruns in which members of Almost Athletes took part included the inaugural Ross-on-Wye event, Barry Island, Cirencester, Clermont Waterfront in Florida, Golynia in Poland, Houghton Hall, Ormeau in South Belfast, Portsmouth Lakeside, Prospect, Street in Somerset, Witney, Wootton, and Wycombe Rye.
As well as taking part in running events, four Almosts travelled to the capital to take part in Ride London 2019, a 100 mile cycle ride through the roads of London and Surrey. All four members – Dave Chittock, Michelle Balchin, Nicky Woodman and Helen Fursman-Reid successfully completed the ride.
Entries to the Meteor Mile which takes place on Saturday 31st August, 7.45pm at Staverton Airport are now open. Further information and application details can be found at https://entrycentral.com/MeteorMile2019.