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Almosts go global

17 Sep, 2018

Almost Athletes travelled far and wide this weekend to take part in events in all corners of the world. Peter Mitchener ran the Sydney Marathon in 3:58, Hannah Brown Stockholm half marathon in 2:23, Mike Bryce, Simon Jarvis, Rachel Farghar, Malc Smith, Janine Bennett and Claire Gallagher ran the Copenhagen Half Marathon, Oliver Bell, Ali Shaikh and Sandra Stuart all took part in the Berlin Marathon. Vasco Barreto took part in the Trail of the Dents-du-midi, from the village of Champéry, Switzerland. A 57km ultra marathon, tackling 7 peaks across the trail, with 3700m of elevation gain. Barreto completed this event in 10:41.

Locally in Worcester, Josh Hand, Gareth Wilks, Nicole Hope, Dave Nelson, Andrea Hardy, Rob Rennell took part in the Worcester 10k. And, Chris White the Worcester half marathon, completing this race in 1:40, gaining a new personal best.

Amy Sheer tackled her debut marathon, in Richmond, London, achieving an exceptional time of 3:36, gaining fourth female overall position.

At the Apperley quarter marathon, Helene Youde was first  female overall, Jo Foster second Female Almost Athlete in and Ingrid Harris third in. James Eastwood was first male in, Matt Polson second and Richard Birch third in.

Michelle Balchin took part in the Heart of England, Forest Marathon, Starting in the Medieval market town of Henley in Arden, South Warwickshire. Balchin completed this tough event in 4:50.

Becky Bendall took part in the Calke Abbey 10k, in Derbyshire. At the temple Trail Half Marathon, in Marlborough Julianne Jameson tacked this trail event in 2:12. In Swansea, Paul Warren completed the 10k in 42:04 and Charmaine Brunt 49:28, both achieving PBs.

Allan Green took part in three marathons over the past week, New Forest Marathon 4:45, Wendover Woods 4:17 and Heart of England, Forest Marathon 5:33.

In Warrington, Karla Cleverley took part in the EHM 5k, coming in at 42:48, and the Half Marathon in 3:13.

The Devil Mudrun Cheltenham, a hardcore, hilly 9km course, featuring 31 obstacles through rugged countryside and plenty of mud, was attended by Gregg Woodman and Kevin Balchin.

Martyn Fisher took part in the Royston Harvest Trail Half Marathon.

At the Cirencester Tri Ferris big swim, Mark Lyes completed this swimming race in 1(hr):03.

Parkrun tourists saw, Janine Bennett, James Clay, Claire Bear, Rachel Fargher, Malc Smith, Greg Hollingworth and Simon Jarvis at the Amager Fælled parkrun, Copenhagen, Oliver Bell Berlin parkrun, Philip Jeyes at the Jamaica Pond parkrun, Boston, Jeanette Gullick, Sarah Wallbridge, Sheila Chatterley at the Coleford parkrun, with Sheila achieving first in her AG and Hattie Jenkins second lady at the Bath Skyline parkrun. Helene Youde was first lady at the Cheltenham parkrun.