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Feb 24, 2020

Allan Green completes 600th marathon!!!


This week saw Allan Green complete his 600th Marathon. He gets a mention every week and it’s almost expected that he’ll complete at least one marathon every seven days. However, completing one marathon is hard enough, 600 equates to running one marathon every week for 11.5 years. This week Allan completed the 100 Club marathon in Walton on Thames, a windy 8 lapper in a time of 5:16. You’d have thought that would be cause for a rest, but we know Allan will be in next week’s Almost run report with another marathon to add to this total.

Not to be outdone, Ingrid Harris and Mark Willicott also ran the same marathon with impressive results. Ingrid finished as first female in 4:05. Mark was first Almost home in 4:03, good enough for 23rd overall.

The main event for the club this weekend was the always hugely popular Bourton 10km. A very scenic and fast route makes it a regular fixture for the club. First home for the club was Martin Foster in 37:38 followed by Nick Lewis in 38:31 and Prashanth Sripathi in 41:09. For the women, Cat Daly continued her impressive form finishing in 47:09. She was followed in be Helen Fursman in 48:51 and Jess Hull in 53:29.

As is the way with the Bourton race, a large number of athletes achieved personal bests. Many congratulations to: Julie Averiss in 1:10, Penny Lewis in 69:05, Richard Knightley in 45:43, Josh Rimmell 48:47 and Chris McMahon in 49:12 (The last two were ably assisted by pacing from Pete Mitchener.
Over the longer half marathon distance, Josh Hand braved the wind to complete the Wokingham half. As we’ve come to expect from Josh, he put in a strong performance to finish in a very rapid 1:22.

In parkrun this week, runners from the cub enjoyed a successful weekend with several high placings in a variety of parkruns. Starting with those overseas, Ben Taylor continued his recent good form by finishing third at Central parkrun, Burnaby in Canada. Also racking up a range of impressive parkruns overseas is Deb Cartlidge, who this week ran at Willoughby parkrun in Australia.

A little closer to home Matt Polson finished 2nd at Cirencester parkrun, Hester Coggin was third female at Kingsway, the same result that Jo Foster achieved at Berkeley Green. Finally, Patricia Dendy was 4th female at Gloucester City parkrun.

Along with the usual large numbers of Almosts at Cheltenham and Gloucester City, runners from the club also completed the following:
Lou Tring at York, Malc Allen at Bury St Edmunds, Robert Foord at Upton Court, Mike and Vicky Kennedy at Newent, Adam Smith at Newark, Nick Goddard at Colby, James Clay at Lowerstoft, Mike Bryce at Crosby, Rich Smith at Wendover Woods, Matt Bevan at Mountbatten School and Dave Chittock at Land’s End.

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This week saw Allan Green complete his 600th Marathon. He gets a mention every week and it’s almost expected that he’ll complete at least one marathon every seven days. However, completing one marathon is hard enough, 600 equates to running one marathon every week for 11.5 years. This week Allan completed the 100 Club marathon in Walton on Thames, a windy 8 lapper in a time of 5:16. You’d have thought that would be cause for a rest, but we know Allan will be in next week’s Almost run report with another marathon to add to this total.

Not to be outdone, Ingrid Harris and Mark Willicott also ran the same marathon with impressive results. Ingrid finished as first female in 4:05. Mark was first Almost home in 4:03, good enough for 23rd overall.

The main event for the club this weekend was the always hugely popular Bourton 10km. A very scenic and fast route makes it a regular fixture for the club. First home for the club was Martin Foster in 37:38 followed by Nick Lewis in 38:31 and Prashanth Sripathi in 41:09. For the women, Cat Daly continued her impressive form finishing in 47:09. She was followed in be Helen Fursman in 48:51 and Jess Hull in 53:29.

As is the way with the Bourton race, a large number of athletes achieved personal bests. Many congratulations to: Julie Averiss in 1:10, Penny Lewis in 69:05, Richard Knightley in 45:43, Josh Rimmell 48:47 and Chris McMahon in 49:12 (The last two were ably assisted by pacing from Pete Mitchener.
Over the longer half marathon distance, Josh Hand braved the wind to complete the Wokingham half. As we’ve come to expect from Josh, he put in a strong performance to finish in a very rapid 1:22.

In parkrun this week, runners from the cub enjoyed a successful weekend with several high placings in a variety of parkruns. Starting with those overseas, Ben Taylor continued his recent good form by finishing third at Central parkrun, Burnaby in Canada. Also racking up a range of impressive parkruns overseas is Deb Cartlidge, who this week ran at Willoughby parkrun in Australia.

A little closer to home Matt Polson finished 2nd at Cirencester parkrun, Hester Coggin was third female at Kingsway, the same result that Jo Foster achieved at Berkeley Green. Finally, Patricia Dendy was 4th female at Gloucester City parkrun.

Along with the usual large numbers of Almosts at Cheltenham and Gloucester City, runners from the club also completed the following:
Lou Tring at York, Malc Allen at Bury St Edmunds, Robert Foord at Upton Court, Mike and Vicky Kennedy at Newent, Adam Smith at Newark, Nick Goddard at Colby, James Clay at Lowerstoft, Mike Bryce at Crosby, Rich Smith at Wendover Woods, Matt Bevan at Mountbatten School and Dave Chittock at Land’s End.