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Race Report 31st July 2016

Phil Rowe finished 6th in the off road ‘Kings Stanley Sizzler Handicap 10K Race’ on 16 July, in 49.45.

Susan Pritt took part in the Very Long Bath Half on 24 July; this 26km race is part of the Bath Running Festival. She finished 5th in her category 50-59 in 3.28.28, knocking an impressive 26 minutes off last years’ time.

Frances Evans completed her second ultra event, ‘The Cotswold 24 Hour Race’ at Cirencester Park, on the same weekend. She came 15th in her category, completing 99K (61.5 miles) in 19.48.24. Both 0-5K Graduates enjoy running longer distances and Frances is looking forward to her next event, the Atlantic Coast Challenge on 7 October.

Seventeen club members competed in this weeks ‘Blaisdon 10K’ organised by FODAC on 26 July, with many gaining PB’s. Andrew Lloyd was first male home in 47.28 with Micaela Swan first lady in 51.20 (PB). Other results: Phil Rowe 47.37, Chloe Barnes 53.16 (PB), Karen Johnson 54.49, Yvonne Featherstone 58.49 (PB), Chris Barber 59.45, Rebecca Musgrove 59.59, Joanne White 1.02.07, Liza Barber 1.02.08, Teddy Barnes 1.03.03, Jill Barker 1.05.57, Claire Price 1.07.30, Susan Baggett 1.08.08, Karen Apted 1.09.15, Sally Taylor 1.09.16, Emily Trenwith 1.10.13.

Emma Poole competed in the Wye Valley 10K on 27 July finishing 1st in her V50 category with a PB of 49.39.

Back row from L-R Susan Baggett, Teddy Barnes, Emily Trenwith, Jill Barker, Liza Barber, Chloe Barnes, Karen Johnson, Claire Price, Karen Apsted, Sally Taylor, Chris Barber, Rebecca Musgrove, Phil Rowe. Front row (kneeling) L-R Micaela Swan, Yvonne Featherstone.

Back row from L-R Susan Baggett, Teddy Barnes, Emily Trenwith, Jill Barker, Liza Barber, Chloe Barnes, Karen Johnson, Claire Price, Karen Apsted, Sally Taylor, Chris Barber, Rebecca Musgrove, Phil Rowe. Front row (kneeling) L-R Micaela Swan, Yvonne Featherstone.

Race Report 4 July 2016

Bham Blk Country HM 2016On Saturday three Club members completed the Birmingham and Black Country Half Marathon. The race started from the Canal Docks in Wolverhampton and following a variety of terrain, including canal towpaths and locks, finished in Birmingham City Centre. First home was Liza Barber (FV40), who took 8 minutes off last year’s time, finishing in 2.27.52 (PB) followed by Chris Barber (V50) in 2.28.40 and Sally Taylor (FV60) whose time was unavailable at the time of print.

Four Club runners completed the Hereford Sprint Triathlon on Sunday with Jonathan Miles (MV) finishing a few minutes faster than last year, despite taking a wrong turn, in 1.11.47 followed by Julie Willis (FSV) in 1.13.57, Helen Kelly (FV ) 1.21.28 (1 minute improvement) and Yvonne Featherstone (FV) who knocked an impressive 8 minutes off last year in 1.25.04.Hereford Tri 2016

Susan Pritt completed the Malvern View 10K, which began and ended in Colwell, taking in impressive views of the Malvern Hills in 56.55.

Mark Cryer, who has a penchant for Ultra events, spent the weekend on the Isle of Wight, taking part in the 70 mile 2 day ”Round the Island 2016” event (part of the Sealskinz Ultra Trail Series) starting in Cowes and following the island coastal path.

Cheltenham Challenge & The Original Maverick Gloucestershire Trail Race 2016

Pauline at the Cheltenham Challenge

Pauline at the Cheltenham Challenge

Four members took part in this year’s Cheltenham Challenge, a multi terrain race taking in part of the Cotswolds.  In the Half Marathon distance, which reaches the highest point of the Cotswolds, Philip Rowe was first member home in 2:02:48 with Micaela Swan (first time at this distance) and Andrew Lloyd finishing together in 2:22:50.  Pauline Frape, recovering from illness, finished her first competitive 10K distance in 1:16:54.

Off road aficionado Chris Barber competed in The Original Maverick Gloucestershire trail race, describing it as “lumpy and muddy” whilst thoroughly enjoying the experience, finished the middle route (17Km) in 2:12:23.

Race Report 11th July 2016

Gloucester 10kTen members competed in this year’s Gloucester 10K with John Featherstone first home in 44.34 followed by Henry Willis in 47.52. First lady was Micaela Swan in 51.37 with Susan Pritt coming second in her category (F55-64) in 57.44. Other results: Phil Rowe 48.23; Andrew Lloyd 51.37; Chloe Barnes 54.15; Yvonne Featherstone 1.00.24; Lisa Mansfield 1.00.45; Adele Mitchell 1.00.48.
Ruth Hayden-Cox and Becky Musgrove travelled to the capital to take part in the Vitality British 10K London Run, finishing in 49.22 and 59.35 respectively.

David Jones completed his 250th parkrun at Porthcawl this weekend (Newent parkrun being his home parkrun), an impressive achievement!

Beat the Bore 2016, Palma de Mallorca & Rome

Beat the Bore

Beat the Bore. Photo Credit Gloucester Citizen.

The Cotswold Allrunners ‘Beat the Bore’ challenge was taken up by Andrew Callard, Adrian Fishpool and Simon Barker this weekend, involving running against the tidal wave along the River Severn.

Andrew was first to finish, and all three managed to Beat the 4* Bore, full results are available here.

Newent Runners also went international, with David and Heather Jones running in a 10K as part of the Ladies Marathon Festival in Palma de Mallorca.  David finished in 48:52 and Heather in 1:11:58 – sadly this was David’s last race as he has to retire from running.  He said of this weekend: “It was a great end to many happy runs over the years.”  Many thanks for all you’ve done for the club over the years David, it’s greatly appreciated and I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ll see of you!

The Gloucester Citizen quoted:

David is well respected, and is held with great affection by many who have been coached by him and inspired by his enjoyment of the sport.

Adele Mitchell and Philip Rowe also ran a 5K event in Rome, to complete our international adventures!

Jurassic Coast Challenge, Forest of Dean Half Marathon & Pendock Spring Chicken Run 2016

This weekend Mark Cryer completed the Jurassic Coast Challenge – a challenging and hilly ultra-trail run of three marathons in three consecutive days starting at Charmouth and ending at Shell Bay, Studland, via Portland Ferry and Lulworth Cove.

Five club members took part in the Forest of Dean Spring Trail Half Marathon with Andrew Callard first member home in 1:37:39, followed by Philip Rowe in 1:42:31 (PB) and first lady Julie Willis in 1:50:08.  Adele Mitchell and Heather Roberts followed in 2:08:29 and 2:10:22 respectively.

Seven club members took part in the Pendock Spring Chicken Run 10K with Simon Barker coming home in 47:11, followed by Adrian Fishpool in 49.10.

Other results: Helen Kelly 1:01:41, Yvonne Featherstone 1:04:39 (and won the Easter Egg in the raffle), Susan Baggett 1:08:51, Jill Barker 1:08:56, Claire Price 1:09:28.  Lisa Mansfield finished the 5K Run in 30:41.

Text courtesy of Gloucester Citizen.

FODAC Christmas Tree Race & Myositis Festive 10K 2016

FODAC Christmas Tree Race

FODAC Christmas Tree Race. Photo credit Gloucester Citizen.

In the run up to Christmas 13 Newent Runners participated in the annual FODAC Christmas Tree Race held at Ellwood, near Coleford.

The Gloucester Citizen stated:

It was a hilly, muddy and thoroughly enjoyable Sunday morning.

I’m not quite so sure about that last bit!  James Griffiths was our first member home in 47.25, other results:

  • Andrew Callard 50.45
  • John Featherstone 51.47
  • Micaela Swan 56.51
  • Russ Dyer 61.44
  • Chris Barber 63.40
  • Karen Johnson 69.59
  • Sara Carter 66.56
  • Yvonne Featherstone 71.14
  • Claire Price 74.55
  • Emily Trenwith 76.36
  • Susan Baggett 77.55

Lynn Latham represented us in the Canicross race, finishing in 1.16.49.

 Elsewhere, Emma Poole ran the Myositis Festive 10K in Evesham, coming third in her age category in 52.58.

Newent 9, Rogue Runs & Shakespeare Raceway 2015

Newent Runners had a busy week with several members competing in events and hosting the inaugural ‘Newent 9’ road race on Sunday.

The weather was kind, much to the relief of the marshals, and six members were able to take part.  Henry Willis won the M19 category with a 42.20 time, followed by Andrew Callard, second in his MV50 category, in 42.49.  Adrian Fishpool (44.30), Adele Mitchell (54.47), Jane Mulford (58.05) and Lisa Mansfield (1.03.28) also put in good times.

Eleven members braved the elements on Thursday night at the Rogue Run Moseley Green Night Race.  James Griffiths was first member home in 47.47 followed by Megan James in 55.31.  Other results: Andy Chambers (56.19), Sarah Carter (58.03), Micaela Swan (1.10.39), Lynn Latham and Helen Kelly (1.10.40), Kerry Cawkwell (1.10.41), Emily Trenwith (1.14.03), Claire Price (1.14.14) and Susan Baggett (1.14.24).

On Saturday, two members travelled to Long Marston airfield.  David Jones completed the Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon in an impressive 1.39.19, winning the MV60 category, and Carey Russell finished the 10K event in 1.09.25.

Great Highnam Court Run, Newent Triathlon & Two Tunnels 2015

NRs at the Highnam Court 10k 2015Newent Runners came out in force this week to take part in the inaugural the Great Highnam Court Run.

Both the female and male team categories won the 10k event, with Adrian Fishpool coming home first in fifth place with a time of 45:25.  Other results were: Phil Rowe 47:45, Russ Dyer 53:22, Chris Barber 54:48, Karen Johnson 59:32, Liza Barber 1:01:34,Lynn Latham 1:02:56, Lisa Mansfield 1:03:55, Susan Baggett 1:06:09, Emily Trenwith 1:07:35, Claire Price 1:13:27 (PB), Sally Taylor 1:17:54, Heather Jones 1:17:55, Deborah Bird 1:19:57, Angela Maile 1:20:16.

Kerry Cawkwell and Hazel Cutting, who was competing in her first race, represented the club in the 5K finishing in 44:17 and 44:18 respectively.  A special mention needs to be made for a star of the future, Owen Fishpool, (Adrian Fishpool’s teenage son), who finished the 5K in 2nd place in an impressive 20:32.

Newent Triathlon took place on Sunday and was well represented by the Club as competitors and support Marshals.  Times were not available at the time of publication, however, Henry Willis finished in 3rd place overall and was first in his category m19.  Peter Cox and Julie Willis were both 2nd in their categories of m60 and f50 respectively, followed by Steve Hurley who was 4th in his category m50.

Other competitors were Angela Sonn, who was competing in her first triathlon finished in seventh place, Russ Dyer, Helen Kelly, Jonathan Miles, Andrew Callard, Yvonne Featherstone and Cath Jones.

Susan Pritt took on the tough Two Tunnels Marathon in Bath finishing in four hours 32 minutes, her first event at this distance.

Race to the Stones, Gloucester 10k, Evesham 10k & London 10k 2015

John, Jonathan and Mark at Race to the Stones

John, Jonathan and Mark at Race to the Stones

Seasoned Newent Runners’ ultra-runner Mark Cryer introduced two novices to the distance, John Featherstone and Jonathan Miles, at the 100K Race to the Stones.  All enjoyed the experience, even the camping out, and completed the challenge, which was an impressive achievement by all.

Seventeen Newent Runners members completed the Gloucester 10K on Sunday with Henry Willis being first member home in 44:32:8, in his first race at the distance.  Not to be outdone, his mother Julie Willis finished second in her category (F 55-64) in 49:20:3.

Other results: Adrian Fishpool (44:47:3 PB), Andrew Lloyd (46:50:4 PB), Philip Rowe (47:00:8), Steve Ollis (52:17:0), Micaela Swan (52:31:0 PB), Adele Mitchell 52:35:7), Nick Hill (55:31:8), Nicola Hill (55:32:6), Susan Pritt (56:54:4), Melanie Villegas (58:26:6), Leah McAteer (59:22:3), ), Helen Kelly (1:00:11:8), Lisa Mansfield (1:00:13:6), Mandy Whittington (1:05:47), Trudy Jones (1:06:55)and Kerri Greenwold, who has recently graduated from the 0-5K Group, finished her first ever race in 1:09:55.

Also on Sunday, the Club were represented at the Evesham 10K by David Jones, who finished in an impressive 49:33 while pushing his grandson in a buggy. Heather Jones and Sally Taylor finished together in 1:14:30.  David and Heather’s grandson, Isaac, gained a further medal that day after completing the Toddler’s 500m Fun Run, showing credentials for being a potential star for the future.

Mandy Hampton, supported by Josh Hampton, completed the London Vitality 10K, crossing the line together at 1:04 along with 20,000 others. They raised over £200 for Cancer research.