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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!

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.

Newent Parkrun

The following have enjoyed personal best Parkrun times in July.

Henry Willis, Claire Swift, Angela Sonn, Char Hamer, Frances Huntingford, Adrian Dover, Julie Willis, John Featherstone, Adrian Fishpool, Simon Barker, Jonathan Miles, Hazel Cutting, and Kath Watson.

Litter on the park run course. Letters have gone out about this worsening problem, to the head teacher of the school. It is my understanding that steps will be taken by the governors and staff, to improve the situation in the Autumn term.

There cannot be many of us who do not take part in the Newent Parkrun, for the few that may not, please try and support it. It is a good way of getting at least one speed session in, in a week, and the spirit and camaraderie makes it all worth the effort, plus the home made cake at the end, of course. Also please try and take up a volunteer role as often as you are able. Having this free, weekly event on our doorstep is something we should keep, and without volunteers it will be difficult to carry it on.