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10 Feb, 2019

Almost Athletes despatched a large contingent to the Dursley Dozen 12-mile trail race where in highly challenging wet & windy conditions, the club saw some excellent performances. First man home for the Almosts was Rich Birch in 1:39. First lady home was Sophie Longley in 2:04. Also competing in the Almosts purple were Shaun Carr 1:40, Jean Phillipe Villain Chastre 1:43, Matt Barnes 1:44, Paul Haig 1:47, Germain Forgeux 1:48, Neil Tring 1:56, Steve Adams 2:08, Helen Pardoe 2:16, Jim Trowbridge & Lorraine Taylor in 2:17, Dave Elliot & Katy Sworn in 2:24, Ceri Griffiths 2:29, Glenda Gill 2:36, Nela Trowbridge 2:38, Kevin Richards 2:39,  Mike Line in 2:40 and Adrian Courtenay in 3:06.

The club saw its members enjoying the usual wide variety of parkrun tourism locations both at home and abroad. Iris Mayo completed the exceptional parkrun landmark of 250 runs at Cheltenham.
At Cirencester which was celebrating its first parkrun anniversary Mike Daly ran 22:24, daughter Catherine Daly 25:22, Deb Cartlidge 27:28 & Dave Chittock 27:29 Also in the county at Gloucester City parkrun were Simon Jarvis, Patricia Peever, Chris Benjamin, Kev Dendy, Dave Nelson, Kathy & Paul McHaig and Claire Gallagher, whilst Andrea Hardy ran Kingsway Gloucester and at Gloucester North were Mike & Vicky Kennedy, Lesley Cottle, Nikki Durnell & Matt Waterfield. Patrick Farley was at Ipswich, Mike Bryce ran Worcester Pitchcroft, Suzy Hills was at Southwark London, at Evesham were Steve & Jayne Adams & Rich Smith, in Katowice Poland was Gerard Gatek, Malc Smith & Rachel Fargher made the short hop to Clairemorris in Eire, Norm Lever chasing his A-Z of parkrun locations ticked off Rogiet, in New Zealand Ed Munro ran Wanaka and finally Danny Carroll was at Teignmouth Devon.

Allan Green completed his 539th marathon at the Big Bear Trail Marathon in Coventry in 5:39. Ingrid Harris cracked the Enigma Quadzilla Marathon, where despite some navigational course challenges she still broke 4 hours in 3:59 and then ran the Bath 6 mile Pipley Wood Mud Bath race the next day and won her age category.
Karla Cleverley ran the Stowe Winter 12K trail run at Milton Keynes in 1:51.
Finally at the Maverick Dark Series night race in Henley on Thames, Dave Rogers ran the 9mile off road circuit in 1:19 and Lepha McCartan in 1:40.