Weekly Review – Week Ending 25th August

It was a tough weekend with temperatures reaching 30 but we had a good number of runners battling on.

First up, we have to start with Danny Parker and Annika Davidson at the Green Man Ultra, a 45 mile self navigated loop of Bristol. Two excellent performances with both completing their longest ever runs. Annika had only run 18 previously.

Dave Mackie did the Brecon Beacons Fell Race, around 4,500 feet of climbing in almost 20 miles. I’m sure the heat made it easier.

The Hibles ran the Severn Bridge Half Marathon on Sunday morning. Definitely no shade on the bridge. John finished before dad Stephen.

Lucy Bright did the Avebury Trust 10K and Michael Freegard ran 5K at the Fowey Fun Run.

And of course, we had our collected efforts at parkrun this weekend. A record (possibly) 8 events had 18 runners. 1 at Kingsway (Gloucestershire), 2 at Forest of Dean, 1 at Bath Skyline, 1 at Southwick, 6 at Chippenham, 1 at Brockenhurst (New Forest), 1 at Colby (in the deep depths of South Wales) and 5 in Melksham.

You have one final Saturday this month to improve or post a parkrun time. Doesn’t matter where, just do one.