Minchinhampton 10K Race Report

Minchinhampton was ablaze with the green, red and blue colours of Stroud and District Athletic Club on Sunday as a large number of our athletes took part in the annual 10K race.  The undulating course clearly suited our runners.  With four people in the top twenty and lots of PB’s our hill training is certainly paying dividends when it comes to hilly races.  

Minchinhampton 10k Race Results

11th Mark Dyer 41.12, 12th Jack Grant 41.26, 14th Tony Liviabella 42.06, 19th Dorothy Liviabella 42.48, 27th Michael Stevenson 43.34, 61st Elizabeth Williams 47.10, 66th Sophie Bruce 47.42, 68th Mick Doyle 47.43,  76th Alan Venn 48.37, 82nd Jon Brough 48.52, 90th Mike Dorey 49.15, 91st Mark Calverley 49.26, 101st Mike Clark 50.28, 102nd Andrew Arnison 50.34, 123rd Andrew Milner 52.05, 124th Charlotte Prior 52.06, 127th Rebecca Williams 52.26, 155th Laura Cooper 53.57, 168th Gina Thomson 54.45,  194th Sarah Coxon 55.43, 211st Becky Chinnick 56.51, 212th Helen Hurn 56.51, 223rd Kate Pearse 57

2018 UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships

Tom Mortimer, representing Gloucestershire, has made history by winning the first U20 Inter-Counties title for Gloucestershire in the 92 years this event has been staged. Tom won comfortably by 21 seconds leading from the front and setting the pace from the start.
Cheltenham's George Watson was next home for Glos in 43rd, and the young Stroud & District AC runners (who have just moved up from the U17 age group) closed the team with Thomas Bury in 126th, and Freddie Wilson in 135th. A great performance from our lads.

Berkeley 20/20 Fission Race Results

With Spring Marathon training now in full swing our runners headed down to Berkeley yesterday to take part in the Berkeley 20/20 Fission road race.  On a flooded course which in places resembled a pond our Stroud men’s team consisting of Lee Rankin, Nicholas Coyle, Martin Low & Daniel Brook who all ran fabulous sub 2:25 times proudly took 2nd place.  Our 1st ladies to finish were Joanna Parr & Diane Rankin in 2:55:09.  Well done to you all.

Marshals needed for Westonbirt House 10k 30 Mch

DB Max is in need of marshals at the Westonbirt House Easter 10k at Westonbirt House, Nr Tetbury on Good Friday 30th March between either 11:30 and 13:30 or 10:00 and 13:30 . The event has sold out is its inaugural year and it sees competitors tackle 2 laps of the house and gardens as well as the quiet country roads which surround the house.

Anglesey Half Marathon Results

Our intrepid travellers Alison Robinson & Steve Andrew made their way up to North Wales to take part in the Anglesey Half Marathon last weekend.  Alison ran around with Steve on this occasion and they finished in 2:29. They enjoyed running across the famous Menai Suspension Bridge and would recommend the race for next year

No showers at Archway Tue 6 March

James Jeffery, Manager, has advised that the Archway Sports centre hot water and heating has shut down, possibly as a result of the severe weather conditions over the weekend.

They have engineers on site seeing to the problem but do not know if it will be repaired before our session on Tuesday. Please be aware and spread the word among club members.

Bourton 10K Results 2018

Bourton 10K is a popular local race that sells our very quickly and normally produces some fast times with a competitive field and relatively flat course. This year was no exception. The weather was fine and dry but cold, with a keen easterly breeze as the runners gathered in the village ready to begin. The race starts with two laps of the village, out and back along Rissington Road before one final lap of the village into the finish making a good spectacle for a large crowd that created a good atmosphere.