08 Sep

Congratulation all the club members who ran the Bristol Half marathon – especially those who ran fast times or PBs. Well done to Claire Hallissey on winning the ladies race in a new PB of 72:02 and securing selection for the GB Team for the World Half-Marathon Championships. Having been the invisible woman as 3 East Africans gatecrashed the UK 10,000 metre track where Claire was UK Champion she obviously wasn’t going to be upstaged by an East African again and so took the race lead from a Kenyan well into the second half of the race before coming home a clear winner (wait til she’s had a few work outs at altitude!!).

A big well done to Tom Merson, Steve McGuigan, Phil Parry, Nikki Brookland, Beth McLean, Phil Lucker, Dave Beddows, Holly Williamson, Rob Witham and Claire Joliffe who were just a
few of the athletes I remember seeing from my various vantage points around
the course.

Well done to Rebekah Randell, second in the Cardiff 10 km – and I know she is disappointed with
runner up after leading until around 100 metres to go.