Running Forever Running Club
Running Forever Running Club
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Weekly Round up 6th May 2018

It’s been a busy Bank Holiday weekend for the good folk who make up Running Forever Running Club. Not for them the option of a bit of light gardening and then sneaking off to the pub … well maybe just one or two took the latter option!

On Saturday Chris Gunn, Andy Higham and Sandra Williams took to the Welsh hills for the Brecon Beacons 32 mile ultra. This event takes place over some pretty tough terrain and it’s where the SAS train so well done to our own A Team for completing the challenge on what was a very hot day.

A sizeable contingent of experience and first time marathoners headed off for the North Dorset Villages Marathon on Sunday. This is a very popular event for many Club members as combines great scenery and a very pleasant finishing area with a hog roast and beer tent, both very popular with our athletes! First home was Bev Collins in 4.02. First time marathoner Sally Tuer collected her age group prize for her 4.34 time; with Brian Bandyszewski and Steve Cooper not far behind in 4.46 and 4.48 respectively.

Just sneaking under the 5 hours on one of the hottest days of the year was Lara Bolduc in 4.58. Rob Murr (5.06) and Ann-Marie Crampton (5.07) were next to head for the refreshment tent. David Duthie completed his first marathon distance in 6.05, with Eliza Brodie collecting her medal in 6.18. Our final finisher was recent Club member Ian Jones who finished his first marathon in 7.06.

Five made the journey to Glastonbury for the Round the Tor 10K, another race which always seems to attract a very sunny day. First across the ley line finish mat was Helen Phillips in 58.25, with Val Perigo close behind with her 59.34 time. Helen Moffatt had a wizard of a run for a 62 minute finish, Phil Wilson, with no magical assistance collected his medal in 72 minutes with Pat Pike our final runner in 77 minutes.

This weekend’s parkrun tourists went to Killerton, Long Eaton, Osterley and Lanhydrock. Forty one took on the course at Longrun Meadow with Cheryl Doherty completing her 100th parkrun. It was lovely to see Yvonne Loat back with us after an enforced lay off and also to see handsome Border Terrier Scruff Moffat recovered from his recent operation.

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