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Paul Haig skis 220km cross-country

1 Apr, 2019

Congratulations were due this weekend to Matt Polson who completed his 100th parkrun at Cheltenham by equalling his PB of 18:33 and coming 7th overall.  Josh Hand came 5th in the same event with 18:19, and Eleanor Laney was 1st lady with 20:10.  There was also a new PB for Peter Hooper with a time of 23:04 and for Jane Russell with 29:00.

In Gloucester City parkrun another milestone was marked by Beverley Nolan who achieved her 50th parkrun. Lesley Cottle was 2nd lady to finish in Gloucester North with a time of 24:29 and Lynne Macedo was 2nd in her age group at Stanley Park, Blackpool.

Members of Almost Athletes also took park in parkruns at Arrow Valley, Cirencester, Churchfields Farm, Chipping Sodbury, Exmouth, Forest of Dean, Kings Lynn, Newent, Pocket St Neots, Tewkesbury, Tychy in Poland and Worcester. Kev Fairs and his daughter ran the junior parkrun in Wimpole with a time of 15:30.

On Sunday 31st March, a group of Almosts took part in the Cleevewold 14 mile race at Winchcombe. Despite the challenges of this hilly, multi-terrain course, there was an excellent result for Shaun Carr who was 8th overall and 1st in his age group with a time of 1:49.  Nick Spice was next Almost to finish in 2:16, closely followed by Simon Jarvis in 2:17 and Paul Wilkins in 2:19.  Patricia Peever was first Almost lady with 2:18, whilst Hester Coggin was home in 2:19.  Also running were Steve Taylor with 2:25, Mike Kennedy 2:30, Sarah Roberts and Debbie Minett 2:34, Karen Hilton 2:35, Victoria Kennedy 2:48, and Gail Wilkins and Maisie Markham at 2:52.

The Cardiff Bay 10km race took place on Sunday 31st with Nicole Hope coming home in 57:24 and Wan Hartley in 59:54. Hannah Brown also took part in the Bicester Triathlon.

A special mention is due for Almost member Paul Haig, who completed an astonishing 220km cross-country skiing event in Norway this weekend with a time of 28 hours and 23 mins.

Earlier in the week on Thursday 28th March Allan Green ran another marathon at Dinton Pastures Country Park in Reading. He finished the 8 lap course in 5:14. On the same day Nikki Durnell took park in the Rogue Runs Off-Road Night Race of 5 miles at Chepstow Park Woods, and achieved a time of 45:56.