Splendid event (formally called Blaisdon Bluebell) now organised by the Forest of Dean AC after Terry Haines retired. Mainly flat with a gentle incline to the finish – which also happens to be the Pub.
James Head set the early pace...
4th James Head 37:45 minutes
5th Rob Bowery 38:13
9th Shona Crombie-Hicks 39:01 (1st Female)
120th Mike Ward 71:51 (1st V80+)
Gloucestershire 5 km Championships
Taking place on a fairly testing Haresfield course where the runners were made to work hard over the latter half. Without question, a county Gold for the women’s team is a remarkable achievement given the other celebrated clubs in Gloucestershire… Well Done!
5th James Head 18:14 minutes (Bronze V40)
11th Shona Crombie-Hicks 18:48 (2nd Female, Gold V40)
19th Annabel Roberts 19:10 (4th Female, Silver V40)
33rd Natalie Jenks 21:03
96th Mike Ward 33:00 (Bronze V70+)
Bath Running Festival.
This year’s club annual trip away and it was glorious.
The Long Half Marathon.
7th Ed Hardy 2:08 hrs
9th Shona Crombie-Hicks 2:13 (1st Female)
18th Nigel Tillott 2:25
25th Dave Gresswell 2:32 (guest)
4th Amanda Martin 26:36 minutes (1st Female)
47th Wes Reid 56:49
21st David Aguirre 56:08 minutes
25th Suzie Tharme 57:33 (1st FV50)
34th Carol Cowley 59:18 (1st FV60)
40th Mike Younger 61:10
44th John Tharme 62:51
45th Joanne Chandler 63:18
46th Linda Everis 63:57
48th Linda Younger 64:10
87th James Aubrey 77:22
87th Laura Kent 77:22
97th Pete Davies 85:24
98th Samantha Robinson 85:24
Nb. Terry Ballard was there too but his result is unconfirmed?
57th Roy Northcott - a very tough 6:20 hrs
The Bourton Mile
Incorporating the Gloucestershire 1 mile championships, Tewkesbury fielded a sprinkle of runners to add sparkle to the Saturday evening race.
The most impressive run was from Annabel Roberts who finished as 2nd woman – behind a Telford AC runner so it’s fair to say Annabel is the Gloucestershire Mile champion 2018! Rob Bower finished first for the club while James Head watched as both Rob and Annabel ran away from him. Vicky Earls celebrated a new PB for the distance – she even ran a Parkrun earlier in the day!
5:23 minutes Rob Bowery
5:30 Annabel Roberts
5:36 James Head
8:26 Vicky Earls
The Wild One
Angie Sadler reports that she finished first placed lady in this marathon event for the 3rd time. Organised by Black Pear Joggers, the event is 10 laps and also features several relay teams. Angie's time was 4:02 hrs.