In a weekend of great sporting events there was no shortage of success for Almost Athletes in races from the short Bourton One Mile to the Race to the Stones ultra of 100km.
On Saturday 13th July, Hannah Brown was thrilled with her result in the Cheltenham Pitville Park Triathlon where she came first in her age category and third lady overall.
Lesley Cottle was also first in her age category in the Brean Beach 10km Race with a finish time of 53:45.
Ceri Schofield took part in the Trail Events Half Marathon in Crickhowell, but managed to notch up 17 miles after getting lost (!) with a time of 3:30.
At Bourton a group of fourteen Almosts took part in the evening One Mile race. First to cross the line was Martin Foster in 5:15, followed by Josh Hand in 5:23 and Peter Morris in 5:53. Deb Cartlidge was first Almost lady to complete in 7:01.
On Sunday Christopher Benjamin ran the Bath Two Tunnels Half Marathon and crossed the line in 1:58.
Ingrid Harris and Joanna Wisniewska-Barreto both took part in the demanding Snowdonia Trail Marathon, with Harris coming third in her age category with a time of 5:38 and Wisniewska-Barreto finishing in 6:05.
In Spain, Emma Yates took on the Ironman challenge in Vitoria-Gastiez, and completed in 12:44.
Huge congratulations are due to the team of seven Almosts for completing the Race to the Stones two day ultra of 100km along the Ridgeway over Saturday and Sunday. Des Beer, Francis Bull, Ollie Clarkin, Nikki Durnell, Sarah Fennell, Claire Gallagher and Hayley Woolnough all successfully finished the event which they ran in aid of charity.
At Cheltenham parkrun there were three new PBs for Duncan Mounsor who achieved 21:04, Barry Irvine 24:49 and Felicity Read with 30:10.
Ben Stone came fourth out of 310 runners in the Witney Parkrun, crossing the line in 20:10, whilst Rob Rennell achieved yet another PB at the Severn Bridge Park event with 32:27.
Further afield, Helena Youde and Matt Polson took part in the Mount Etna, Sicily parkrun where Polson came 2nd in 20:49. Also in Italy, Matt Bevan came 5th in the Roma Pineto parkrun with a time of 23:51.
Other parkruns in which members of Almost Athletes took part included Darlington South, Fire Service College, Gloucester North, Oxford, Pocket, Pollock Glasgow, Tetbury Goods Shed, Tewkesbury, Wimbledon Common and Woolacombe Dunes.
On Wednesday evening 10th July, a few Almosts competed in the Cheltenham Harriers Midsummer Open Track 5km event. Both Shaun Carr and Matt Hickman achieved new PBs with 18:51 and 18:57 respectively.
Also on Wednesday, Allan Green completed the 10 lap Dinton Pastures Marathon near Reading in a time of 4:39.
On Thursday evening Jayne Murphy and Dave Nelson took part in the Thornbury 10km race. In very warm conditions Murphy crossed the line in 1:06, closely followed by Nelson in 1:07.