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Mar 10, 2020

Many Almosts enjoyed the Gills' Forest Frolic and Miranda trounced the Grizzly in Seaton


At the King George V parkrun on Saturday 7th March, Matt Polson finished in first position with his time of 19:27, followed by Nick Lewis in 3rd with 21:15, and Duncan Mounsor in 6th place with 21:56. Mounsor was also first in his age category, whilst Rich Smith achieved a new PB of 27:02. Steve Adams joined the elite 250th parkrun group by completing today’s event, in which there were 79 runners overall.

The Pittville Park parkrun saw Ben Taylor achieve a new PB and finish 7th overall with a time of 19:23. A total of 589 runners took part in the event with several members of Almost Athletes acting as pacers.

In the Gloucester City parkrun, Virginia Pawlyn was first in her age category and in Brockenhurst Kimberley Mansell was 5th lady with a time of 24:03.

Club members also took part in the following parkruns: Berkeley Green, Cannon Hill Birmingham, Exmouth, Gloucester Kingsway, Heaton, Lydiard, Northampton, Ross-on-Wye, Seaton, Seven Fields, Warwick Racecourse and Winchester.

Further afield, Steve Wallbridge took part in the 20km multi-terrain and hilly ‘Trail des Collines’ at Conde sur Noireau in Normandy, France. Not only was he introduced to the mayor as the only British runner in the event, but was rewarded with a free beer when he finished in a very respectable 2:14. A true Norman conquest!

Both Allan Green and Karla Cleverley took part in marathons on Saturday 7th, albeit at opposite ends of the world. Green ran the Groundhog marathon which consisted of 106 laps of Telford Athletics running track in 4:37, whilst Cleverley participated in the Kirikiriroa Marathon in Hamilton, New Zealand. Unfortunately she was unable to complete what would have been her second marathon due to illness.

On Sunday 8th March Glenda and Ian Gill hosted club members to another of their ‘Forest Frolic’ events in the Forest of Dean. The run consisted of either one nine mile lap of the family cycle route or two laps of eighteen miles, followed by bacon butties, soup, cake and refreshments. More than £250 was raised in aid of Winston’s Wish charity.

Four members of Almost Athletes took part in Sunday’s Cambridge Half Marathon with Rosemary Hubbard and Francis Bull both crossing the line in 1:49, followed by Jayne Cheslin in 1:53 and Andrew Wilkinson in 1:56.

Congratulations are due to Ingrid Harris who took part in the tough and muddy Larmer Tree Marathon near Salisbury on Sunday, and once again came first in her age category and 5th lady overall with a time of 4:36.

Miranda Foster tackled the daunting Grizzly at Seaton which consists of 3,000 feet of ascent over its 20m length. She completed what she described as ‘the hardest event I have ever done’ in 3:36.

Alan Mullen ran the Draycote Water 20 mile race and despite injury in the second half of the race managed to finish in 3:11.

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At the King George V parkrun on Saturday 7th March, Matt Polson finished in first position with his time of 19:27, followed by Nick Lewis in 3rd with 21:15, and Duncan Mounsor in 6th place with 21:56. Mounsor was also first in his age category, whilst Rich Smith achieved a new PB of 27:02. Steve Adams joined the elite 250th parkrun group by completing today’s event, in which there were 79 runners overall.

The Pittville Park parkrun saw Ben Taylor achieve a new PB and finish 7th overall with a time of 19:23. A total of 589 runners took part in the event with several members of Almost Athletes acting as pacers.

In the Gloucester City parkrun, Virginia Pawlyn was first in her age category and in Brockenhurst Kimberley Mansell was 5th lady with a time of 24:03.

Club members also took part in the following parkruns: Berkeley Green, Cannon Hill Birmingham, Exmouth, Gloucester Kingsway, Heaton, Lydiard, Northampton, Ross-on-Wye, Seaton, Seven Fields, Warwick Racecourse and Winchester.

Further afield, Steve Wallbridge took part in the 20km multi-terrain and hilly ‘Trail des Collines’ at Conde sur Noireau in Normandy, France. Not only was he introduced to the mayor as the only British runner in the event, but was rewarded with a free beer when he finished in a very respectable 2:14. A true Norman conquest!

Both Allan Green and Karla Cleverley took part in marathons on Saturday 7th, albeit at opposite ends of the world. Green ran the Groundhog marathon which consisted of 106 laps of Telford Athletics running track in 4:37, whilst Cleverley participated in the Kirikiriroa Marathon in Hamilton, New Zealand. Unfortunately she was unable to complete what would have been her second marathon due to illness.

On Sunday 8th March Glenda and Ian Gill hosted club members to another of their ‘Forest Frolic’ events in the Forest of Dean. The run consisted of either one nine mile lap of the family cycle route or two laps of eighteen miles, followed by bacon butties, soup, cake and refreshments. More than £250 was raised in aid of Winston’s Wish charity.

Four members of Almost Athletes took part in Sunday’s Cambridge Half Marathon with Rosemary Hubbard and Francis Bull both crossing the line in 1:49, followed by Jayne Cheslin in 1:53 and Andrew Wilkinson in 1:56.

Congratulations are due to Ingrid Harris who took part in the tough and muddy Larmer Tree Marathon near Salisbury on Sunday, and once again came first in her age category and 5th lady overall with a time of 4:36.

Miranda Foster tackled the daunting Grizzly at Seaton which consists of 3,000 feet of ascent over its 20m length. She completed what she described as ‘the hardest event I have ever done’ in 3:36.

Alan Mullen ran the Draycote Water 20 mile race and despite injury in the second half of the race managed to finish in 3:11.