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Almost Athletes Events and Race Reviews

We love to hear how you got on in a particular race and writing about your experience (good or bad!) gives other members an insight into that particular event. Please don't be shy - event write-ups, whether short or long, are always welcome and may even end up in our newsletter! Reviews can be emailed to almostathletes@hotmail.com

Please note that these reviews are intended to be light-hearted and humorous which the club hopes you find entertaining and informative. The reviews do not represent the views of the Almost Athletes club, the Committee, or indeed anyone but the author. However if you believe something is incorrect or inappropriate, please email almostathletes@hotmail.com.

June 2018

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sat 9

Painswick to Broadway Tower

54.2 miles

Double marathon based on Cotswold Way reviewed by Mariel Chretien

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November 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 19

Newent School

9.5k

Local 9.5k road run reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 12

Chipping Sodbury School

9m approx

9 miles multi-terrain reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 5

Tewkesbury School

5m

Local 5m flat road race reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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October 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Tue 24

Marling School, Cainscross Road Stroud, GL5 4HE

13.1m

Local road half-marathon reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sat 7

Croft Farm Water Park

Generous 5k

5-ish km run with Wine Station reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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September 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sat 30

1m

1 mile track race + 4 pints of beer reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 24

Apperley Cricket Club School Lane Apperley GLOS GL19 4ED

6.55m

Off-road Quarter Marathon reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 17

9km

Obstacle Race reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 3

Oldbury Power Station

10m

10m Road Race reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sat 2

Staverton Airport

1m

1 mile runway race reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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August 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 27

10K

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Sun 13

9 country miles

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Sat 12

6.2 miles

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Sun 6

Marathon

Gloucester City Marathon reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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July 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Mon 3

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June 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sat 24

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Sun 18

Half Marathon

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Sun 4

Fairford

10k

10k Road race reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sat 3

Horton-cum-Studley, near Oxford

13.1m

Half marathon(-ish) Multi-Terrain reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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May 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Wed 31

Cleeve Hill common

5m

5m trail run across the common reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 28

Dymock Cricket Ground

13.1m

Scenic Village road half marathon reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Wed 24

Westonbirt Arboretum

10k

Soft roader 10k! reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 14

Tewkesbury Leisure Centre, GL20 5SX

13.1m

Local road half marathon reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Mon 8

Old Pats

4.5k

Friendly (AA members only) 4.5k event reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 7

Stroud

26m

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April 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 30

Ashleworth

10k road race reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 9

Chedworth

10m

10m picturesque trail reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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March 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 26

Arlington Court

10k-ish

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Sat 11

Hamfields Leisure Centre (Berkeley Power Station), Gloucestershire, GL13 9PA

20m or 20km

20m road race reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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February 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 26

Bourton on the Water

10km

10k road race reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sat 18

Pittville Park, Cheltenham

6k-9k

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Sun 12

Dursley

12m

12m off-roader reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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Sun 12

Portsmouth

21 miles

21 miles on trail and road around Portsmouth reviewed by Ingrid Harris

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Sun 12

Melksham, Wilts

10 miles

10 mile road race reviewed by Ed Collier

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January 2017

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sat 21

10m

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October 2016

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sat 8

Martin Thomas's report reviewed by

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Fri 7

26.2 miles x 3

3 marathons in 3 days along the South West Coastal Path reviewed by Rich Walklate

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July 2016

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 31

approx, 20 miles

A tough, run along the South West Coast path from Countisbury to Minehead (about 20 miles) reviewed by Phil Jeyes

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September 2014

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 14

HQ Prescott Hill Climb

10k

10k reviewed by Nick Spice

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February 2014

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 2

Epney, Glos

7 miles

A 7 Mile offroad riverside run along the Severn River from Epney to Weir Green. reviewed by Claire Hawes

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December 2013

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Tue 31

varied

A year of mud and more mud! reviewed by Claire Hawes

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June 2013

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 9

13.1 miles

Scenic undulating half marathon in the Wye Valley reviewed by Jane Wood (Rackham)

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August 2012

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sat 18

10K

10K race in Le Touquet, France reviewed by Claire Hawes

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June 2012

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sat 30

Various Locations from Chipping Camden to Bath

Approx 8-12miles/leg

Teams of 10 run the Cotswold Way reviewed by Becky Stephens

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Sun 24

Sherborne

10K

scenic woodland, slippery trails reviewed by Katie Coleman

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Sun 24

Cheltenham Race Course

26.2 miles

26.2 mile multi-terrain - in 4 sections reviewed by Duncan Mounsor

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May 2012

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 20

Council Offices, Gloucester Rd, Tewkesbury

13.1 miles

13.1 mile road race reviewed by Claire Hawes

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Sun 13

Oxford

10K

10K road race reviewed by Claire Hawes

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April 2012

DateEvent PlaceDistEvent Details / Results

Sun 29

Moreton-in-Marsh

10K

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Mon 16

Boston USA

26.2 miles

Part of the World Marathon Majors reviewed by Alison Hume

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Mon 16

Boston USA

26.2 miles

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