Thursday 20th April
Friday night run 7pm
Saturday 22nd April
Thursday 20th April
Friday night run 7pm
Saturday 22nd April
After the continued success of this event, the Bugatti 10k was again be at the Prescott Hill Climb HQ on Wednesday, 10th August 2016.
The route is a mixture of scenic, quiet country roads and is an undulating course
2016 race results
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With over 30 Almost Athletes due to run the London marathon next week it may have been a relatively quiet Easter weekend for races, but everyone’s attention was focussed on supporting fellow Almosts Matt Proome and Farook Mota, running the gruelling Old Mutual Two Oceans ultra-marathon in Cape Town. Founded in 1970, it’s reputed to be the world’s most beautiful marathon, with breathtaking scenery. The 56km route starts in Cape Town, heads down to the Atlantic Ocean before crossing to the Indian Ocean and back to the finish.
Having run the 5k International Friendship Run on Good Friday as a warm-up for Sunday’s Ultra, Farook breezed in to finish the 56k, over half an hour quicker than the last time he ran it in 2001, in 5hrs 23, really pleased with his time and having enjoyed every step of the event. Matt was right on his heels finishing the ultra in an amazing 5hrs 25, having had a fantastic and enjoyable run, too. Very well done both!
Congratulations to Victoria Kennedy who ran the Easter Enigma marathon in Milton Keynes in an impressive 3:45:55 to take 1st lady the trophy.
Haiggy McHaig continues his series of 50 marathons to celebrate his 50th year running number 26, the Newcastle Way marathon in 5hrs 36. In addition to running 50 marathons in 50 weeks he is not drinking alcohol or having his hair cut!
It wouldn’t have been Easter without a chocolate race and Allan Green found a gentle chocolate themed marathon in Northampton, which he completed in 4hrs 40 to claim his chocolate themed medal and goody bag.
Over 50 Almost Athletes took part in the Cheltenham park run this weekend. Bob Spawton was running his first whilst Frank McDevitt, suitably attired, ran his 100th, several achieved new personal best times and Gemma Hargraves was first lady back. Further afield, Robert Foord ran his 29th park run in Cardiff while Dave Chittock ran at Helston in Cornwall.
Good luck to all the Almosts running the London marathon next weekend – whether it’s your first marathon or almost your 100th, for a special charity or just for yourself. Have a great run and enjoy!
Glorious weather this weekend saw the Almost Athletes out in force at the scenic and surprisingly tough Chedworth 10 mile Roman trail race.
Like the weather, Gemma Hargraves set a hot pace, storming in to take 3rd lady home overall in 1:14:50 seconds ahead of Nick Spice and following Matt Barnes and Prash Kumar who led the pack of 55 Almost Athletes and finished in a blistering 1:10 and 1:12 respectively. Matthew Hampton, Mark Willicott and Gary Farquarson finished ahead of Patricia Peever, in an impressive (1:15, 1:18:3 and 1:20:5 respectively). Patricia crossed the line in 1:22:3, to take 4th lady position, escorted by Mike Daly and Jason Mather.
Craig Bullingham , Jamie Courtenay and Vasco Barreto were next across the finish line in 1:25:06, 1:25:44 and 1:26:14 to be followed by Martin Thomas (1:27:27) seconds ahead of Dave McGrath, Vicky and Mike Kennedy and their dogs, with Thom Smith edging between (1:29:12). Allan Green took 4th place in his age category at 1:29:30, half a minute ahead of Dave Elliott who took 5th place in the same category in 1:30:08, and ahead of John Bailey (1:29:28) and Mark Davies (1:29:27).
Joe Harrison also sneaked in on 1:30:56 followed by a stream of ladies, headed by Annabel Box (1:31:34), Ingrid Harris (1:33:00) (seconds ahead of Andrew Wilkinson (1:33:18), Sarah Roberts (1:34:12).Fi Barnes (1:34:11), Lepha Mccartan pulled off a new personal best time in 1:36:26 and Kerry Heath-Smith (1:38:15). Kerry crossed the line with Steve Wallbridge who was followed by Dan Magovern running his first club off road race series event (1:39:02) and Bob Spawton (1:39:13), with Sarah Wallbridge coming in at 1:40 on the nail, to take 4th place in her age category ahead of Des Beer who took 5th place (1:42:40). Helen Turner, Clare Hearing and Karen Hilton (1:40:47, 1:41:03, 1:42:17) came between while Hayley Woolnough running her first off road race finished seconds behind (1:42:53). Rich Smith sneaked in seconds under 1:50 behind Mike Line (1:43:36), Norm Lever (1:44:06), Duncan Mounsor ((1:45:42), Catherine Mason (1:47:42), Glenda Gill (1:48:04) and John Galpin (1:49:11). Kevin Richards, Debbie Minett, Di Kemple, Louise Newman, Ian Gill, Mariel Chretien, Steve Yarnold and Adrian Courtenay completed the Almost team (1:50:13, 1:51:06, 1:51:52, 1;53:43, 1:55:37, 1:56:52, 1:58:05 and 2:03:05).
Meanwhile and despite the heat, Thom Stevens completed the South Downs way 50 miler on Saturday in just under 9hrs 25mins.
Amber Bullingham proved that she’s back on form, taking the first lady position at Cheltenham parkrun, while Robert Foord came 5th in the Bradford run on a course described as ‘slopes gently’ in 21:10.
The spring marathon season is well underway and this weekend saw several Almosts representing the club both in this country and further afield. The first event on Saturday, the Bath Beat, saw Anne-marie and Mark Willicott complete the full marathon length while Lorraine Brinton and Helen Fursman opted to run the half marathon. This was followed Saturday evening by the Ibiza marathon which Simon Jarvis completed in 4:39:31 on Saturday evening. Eight Almosts took part in this year’s Brighton marathon in the heat on Sunday morning. Shaun Carr led the team home in 3:34:53 followed by Sarah Farr 4:10:30 and Simon Bultand 4:30:55. Frank McDevitt sneaked in sub-5 at 4:54:44 while Helen and Marcos Puerta Terron completed the race in 5:22:38 and 5:35:30 with Jane Birch and Alison Gregg at 6:14:25 and 6:24:32.
Over in Germany, the Hannover marathon, half marathon and 10k races attracted a handful of Almosts. Rachel Nolan and Coaralie Pearson chose to run the full distance and raced in a whisker under at 4:59:10 and 4:59:03 respectively. Coralie was justifiably very pleased with her first sub-5 since 2011. Karla Cleverley completed the half marathon in 3:21:12 while Ollie Nolan and Mandy Shardlow opted to run the 10k (1:01:25 and 1:19:19).
Finally, Haiggy McHaig continues his 50 in his 50th year competing in the West Lancs Triathlon at Ormskirk with his wife Kathy. Haiggy took 4th place in his category, completing the event in 1:03:34 and Kathy in 1:34:38.85.