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Mar 5, 2020

National and International parkrun tourism continues to expand


At a very wet and muddy Pittville Park parkrun on Saturday, Matt Proome was first Almost home with a time of 21:13, followed by Matt Polson in 21:20 and Pete Mitchener in 21:40. Despite the weather, a total of 459 runners took part in the event. The King George V parkrun was cancelled due to a waterlogged course.

Over in Gloucester City parkrun Duncan Mansour achieved a new PB of 20:51 and was first in his age category.

There was a lot of parkrun tourism this weekend with Almosts participating in all of the following: Ashton Court, Bristol; Aylesbury; Berkeley Green, Cannon Hill, Birmingham; Chippenham; Dudley; Dunfermline; Gloucester Kingsway; Grangemoor; Heaton; Isabel Trail, Stafford; Newent; Seven Fields, Swindon; Stratford Park, Stroud and Wotton.

Further afield, Claire Hawes ran in the Florence, Italy parkrun and was first in her age category, whilst Kate Plummer was second lady in parkrun des Dougnes, Cubnezais, France. Deb Cartlidge took part in the Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia parkrun.

On Sunday 1st March, members of Almost Athletes took part in a number of different events. Mark Wreford-Bush achieved a new PB in the Warwick Half with a finish time of 1:42, and Ashley Stevens completed the Vitality Big Half in London in 1:38.

Dave Nelson and Ju Averiss ran in the Bath Two Tunnels 10km event and finished in 1:05 and 1:11 respectively.

Allan Green ran the Oulton Park Marathon in Little Budworth in 4:56, whilst Mark Stojanov completed the Castle Coombe Chilly Duathlon in 1:27.

Seven Almosts took park in the Newport Half Marathon with Prash Sripathi the first home in 1:34. Ivana Wilson achieved a new PB with 1:49. Kev Fairs finished in 1:57, Frances Ferguson in 2:20, Rachel Cross in 2:29, Mark Pelling in 2:35 and Christopher Benjamin helped a first-timer to finish in 2:52.

On Friday 28th February, Tony Heap was the only Almost to enjoy good weather when he competed with 2,500 others in the 10km Dubai Canal Run.

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At a very wet and muddy Pittville Park parkrun on Saturday, Matt Proome was first Almost home with a time of 21:13, followed by Matt Polson in 21:20 and Pete Mitchener in 21:40. Despite the weather, a total of 459 runners took part in the event. The King George V parkrun was cancelled due to a waterlogged course.

Over in Gloucester City parkrun Duncan Mansour achieved a new PB of 20:51 and was first in his age category.

There was a lot of parkrun tourism this weekend with Almosts participating in all of the following: Ashton Court, Bristol; Aylesbury; Berkeley Green, Cannon Hill, Birmingham; Chippenham; Dudley; Dunfermline; Gloucester Kingsway; Grangemoor; Heaton; Isabel Trail, Stafford; Newent; Seven Fields, Swindon; Stratford Park, Stroud and Wotton.

Further afield, Claire Hawes ran in the Florence, Italy parkrun and was first in her age category, whilst Kate Plummer was second lady in parkrun des Dougnes, Cubnezais, France. Deb Cartlidge took part in the Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia parkrun.

On Sunday 1st March, members of Almost Athletes took part in a number of different events. Mark Wreford-Bush achieved a new PB in the Warwick Half with a finish time of 1:42, and Ashley Stevens completed the Vitality Big Half in London in 1:38.

Dave Nelson and Ju Averiss ran in the Bath Two Tunnels 10km event and finished in 1:05 and 1:11 respectively.

Allan Green ran the Oulton Park Marathon in Little Budworth in 4:56, whilst Mark Stojanov completed the Castle Coombe Chilly Duathlon in 1:27.

Seven Almosts took park in the Newport Half Marathon with Prash Sripathi the first home in 1:34. Ivana Wilson achieved a new PB with 1:49. Kev Fairs finished in 1:57, Frances Ferguson in 2:20, Rachel Cross in 2:29, Mark Pelling in 2:35 and Christopher Benjamin helped a first-timer to finish in 2:52.

On Friday 28th February, Tony Heap was the only Almost to enjoy good weather when he competed with 2,500 others in the 10km Dubai Canal Run.