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Apr 7, 2020

SOLO RUNS CONTINUE AS ALMOST ATHLETES CONTINUE TO DELIVER


Running safely, solo and in line with Government advice continues to be the important message given to members and the club’s Facebook page is brimming with examples of Almost Athletes doing exactly that.

Combining a run and photos with post boxes has once again been a popular theme this week. We’ve seen Mike Line, Peter Allsopp, Mark Willicott, Hamish Adamson, Michelle Balchin, Mark Stojanov and Sue Monaghan (to name a few!) all provide “first class” pictures over the last seven days – and we are confident members will continue to “deliver” the goods on this front.

Adding to this, intrepid Almost Athletes have been scouring the area for examples of their names – as street signs. These have included: Steve Taylor (Steve Taylors Lane), Kevin Dryburgh (Kevin Close), Peter Morris (Morris Walk), Jane Russell (Russell Street) and Ashley Stevens (Ashley Road). We’ve also seen some brilliant creativity, with some of our favourites being: Claire Hawes (Haweswater Road), Kev Fairs (FAIRview), Helena Youde (Helena Street), Allan Mullen (ALstone Lane) and Dave Chittock (with the brilliant Twittocks Farm!).

In other news this week, we’ve seen Almosts take to the roads and trails, maintaining social distancing and using running as a great way to clear the mind and keep fit. Kev Fairs recorded a 10k PB in 43:04, Dave Nelson completed the DB Max Be Safe 10k in 1:06 and recorded a 1:28 8 miler for the NHS Do What You Want Challenge and Mark Stojanov has been out and about, including a 17 mile bike ride in 1:29 and a number of runs.

A special mention for Rob Rennell on completing 10k in his living room – and sporting a great smile at the end of it – and also for John Galpin who again donned his Spiderman outfit for a duathlon challenge in his garden.

We have also seen real reminders of how lucky we are to live in a picturesque area and it has been good to see Almosts posting their pictures online. Pete Hooper completed a great 5k out to Uckington, Andrew Wilkinson took in stuning views of the River Severn, Chris McMahon has been hitting the streets of Churchdown on a regular basis and Virginia Pawlyn’s running this week has taken in a section of the River Chelt, Crickley Country Park and the Park Campus.

From the Almost Athlete run report team - Catrin Davies Perkins took in Cleeve Hill as she ran some of her favourite routes; Alstone Lane, Brooklyn Gardens and the nearby vicinity have been staples for Ben Stone; and Lynne Macedo also ran three times over the last seven days seeing fellow Almosts (at a social distance of course) Sue Monaghan and Rita Crane on her travels.

Finally, Club Chair Claire Hawes spoke to the BBC Radio Gloucestershire Breakfast Show on 7th April and reiterated the message about ensuring all our runners stick to the Government guidance when they’re out running. Taking responsibility for social distancing whilst we run, controlling our own behavior and keeping the community spirit of the club going were the themes of her really positive interview.

It is especially motivational to see the pictures and hear about stories from Almosts’ at this challenging time, so keep them coming on the Facebook page. Stay safe and well and we will keep up the run reports in the weeks ahead.

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Posted by: dave

Running safely, solo and in line with Government advice continues to be the important message given to members and the club’s Facebook page is brimming with examples of Almost Athletes doing exactly that.

Combining a run and photos with post boxes has once again been a popular theme this week. We’ve seen Mike Line, Peter Allsopp, Mark Willicott, Hamish Adamson, Michelle Balchin, Mark Stojanov and Sue Monaghan (to name a few!) all provide “first class” pictures over the last seven days – and we are confident members will continue to “deliver” the goods on this front.

Adding to this, intrepid Almost Athletes have been scouring the area for examples of their names – as street signs. These have included: Steve Taylor (Steve Taylors Lane), Kevin Dryburgh (Kevin Close), Peter Morris (Morris Walk), Jane Russell (Russell Street) and Ashley Stevens (Ashley Road). We’ve also seen some brilliant creativity, with some of our favourites being: Claire Hawes (Haweswater Road), Kev Fairs (FAIRview), Helena Youde (Helena Street), Allan Mullen (ALstone Lane) and Dave Chittock (with the brilliant Twittocks Farm!).

In other news this week, we’ve seen Almosts take to the roads and trails, maintaining social distancing and using running as a great way to clear the mind and keep fit. Kev Fairs recorded a 10k PB in 43:04, Dave Nelson completed the DB Max Be Safe 10k in 1:06 and recorded a 1:28 8 miler for the NHS Do What You Want Challenge and Mark Stojanov has been out and about, including a 17 mile bike ride in 1:29 and a number of runs.

A special mention for Rob Rennell on completing 10k in his living room – and sporting a great smile at the end of it – and also for John Galpin who again donned his Spiderman outfit for a duathlon challenge in his garden.

We have also seen real reminders of how lucky we are to live in a picturesque area and it has been good to see Almosts posting their pictures online. Pete Hooper completed a great 5k out to Uckington, Andrew Wilkinson took in stuning views of the River Severn, Chris McMahon has been hitting the streets of Churchdown on a regular basis and Virginia Pawlyn’s running this week has taken in a section of the River Chelt, Crickley Country Park and the Park Campus.

From the Almost Athlete run report team - Catrin Davies Perkins took in Cleeve Hill as she ran some of her favourite routes; Alstone Lane, Brooklyn Gardens and the nearby vicinity have been staples for Ben Stone; and Lynne Macedo also ran three times over the last seven days seeing fellow Almosts (at a social distance of course) Sue Monaghan and Rita Crane on her travels.

Finally, Club Chair Claire Hawes spoke to the BBC Radio Gloucestershire Breakfast Show on 7th April and reiterated the message about ensuring all our runners stick to the Government guidance when they’re out running. Taking responsibility for social distancing whilst we run, controlling our own behavior and keeping the community spirit of the club going were the themes of her really positive interview.

It is especially motivational to see the pictures and hear about stories from Almosts’ at this challenging time, so keep them coming on the Facebook page. Stay safe and well and we will keep up the run reports in the weeks ahead.