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Dymock's half popular with Almosts

29 May, 2018

The undulating course at the Dymock half marathon was a happy hunting ground for many Almost Athletes on Sunday despite several torrential downpours during the race. Top spoils went to Hattie Jenkins who won the women’s race in an excellent time of 1 hour 33 mins, this having also cycled 22 miles to the event. Jenkins also led home the group to take the ladies team prize with Ingrid Harris 1:44, Alison Hume 1:51 in a PB for the course & Claire Sinnott 1:51, a PB by 7 minutes.
Other ladies running included Hayley Woolnough 1:52 (PB), Lorraine Taylor (PB), Cos Pearson 2:26, Catherine Daly 1:55, Claire Cook 2:07, Sandra Stuart and Deborah Elliott.

First man home for the club was Martin Foster in a blistering 1:20. Also running were Prashnath Sripathi, Stephen Taylor, Piotr Michalski 1:42 (PB), Dave Chittock 1:55, Norm Lever 2:06, Rich Smith, Mike Daly, Dom Lyes, Oliver Bell, Neil Tring, Dave Davey 1:54, Steve Yarnold, Haiggy McHaig, Mike Line, Stephen Taylor & Dave Elliott.

Felicity Broom was delighted with a new half marathon PB of 2:17 at Edinburgh.

Virginia Palwyn completed the Casterbridge half, Dorset in 2:49.

Steve and Sarah Wallbridge conquered the hilly 20km Trail de la Mine in Normandie France in 2:19.

At the Vitality London 10k Catherine Daly & Dave Chittock were home in 55:13 and Christopher Benjamin in 57:23.

At the Boddington 10k Pete Mitchener was round in 45:48, Donna Evans in 50:37 and Dave Garnett in 47:25.

Josh & Lucinda Hand ran the Wells 10k. Josh took 10th place overall in 38:25 whilst Lucinda had a fabulous 49:45.

Patricia Peever was 1st Lady at the Worcester Pitcroft 10k in 43:41.

There was plenty of parkrun tourism this week from Ollie Nolan at Enniskillen in Ireland in 28:28 and Robert Foord at Upton Court near Slough in 22:30. Claire Gallagher, Prash Sripathi and Simon Jarvis travelled to Bath Skyline parkrun whilst Claire Hawes was her 1st in Age category at Exmouth.  Kim Davenport also notched up 1st in age group at Gloucester City parkrun. Lepha McCartan and Dave Rogers were in Cornwall for the Penrose parkrun near Helston where they recorded 26:37, a PB for McCartan & first in age category. Becky Bendall was at the Conkers parkrun in the National Forest.
Chris McMahon completed his first ever parkrun at Cheltenham 24:14. There was a new PB for Nat Stow, also at Cheltenham in 26:37.