Lucy MacAlister shines in Bristol Half-Marathon

Lucy MacAlister continued the recent trend of the club star at the Bristol Half-Marathon being a member of the Women’s Team when she finished third woman overall and second british woman behind Gemma Steel and Fidelis Chebet from Kenya (who she closed to within 5 seconds by the finish). With a time of 76:58 Lucy was the first club finisher in fifty-third position. Next to finish was Chris Doe, sixty-seventh in 78:23, Chris has made tremendous strides since joining the club through the Whitehall Recreational Runners Group. Apologies to Luke Grenfell-Shaw (forty-third in 75:23 but Luke was running in the vest of Avon Schools and did not enter as a Bristol & West runner).

Matt Crane finished seventy-fourth in 79:03, while Mark Scrutton rolled back the years as a Vet 50 to finish seventy-eighth (second in his age group) in 79:13 – one place in front of Andy Cooke who clocked 79:26. Next to finish and second lady for the club was Annabel Granger in 81:25.

Other finishers were:

111 Neil Williams in 82:06

124 Pete Woodward in 82:47

138 Rob Whitham in 85:01

162 Neil Scholes 85:01

209 Nick Brenchley 86:48

261 Andy White in 88:12

294 Gary Jennings 88:44

310 Peter Gandon 92:34

315 Grace Crane in 89:11

504 Julia Belyavin in 92:30

509 George Hurford 92:34

687 Stuart Price in 94:52

702 Charlotte Green in 95:00

808 Dave Engledew in 96:14

1235 Clare Joliffe in 100:07

1473 Paul Noyce in 102:01

1544 Mo Osman in 102:38

1631 Karen Watson in 103:19

1942 Dave Taylor in 105:34

2748 Sarah Everitt in 110:26

2814 Lebert Scarlett in 110:49

3759 Alison Engledew in 116:15

4180 Claire Viney in 118:24

4649 Roger Brockelsby in 121:00

5816 Ben Symons in 128:32

6929 Lisa Jordan in 138:15

7086 Kate Monnelly in 139:56

Special mention must be made of Neil Williams, Pete Woodward, Neil Scholes, Nick Brenchley, Gary Jennings, Peter Gandon, Charlotte Green, Karen Watson, Sarah Everitt, Stuart Price, Paul Noyce, Ben Symonds, Mo Osman, Roger Brocklesby, Claire Viney, Lisa Jordan, Kate Monnelly and Dave and Alison Engledew who have all graduated from the Whitehall Recreational Runners Group and all but Kate and Ben were under 2 hours. This is a great achievement for what really are, in the main, novice runners. Thanks to Chris Elson for scanning the results to find their finishing positions and times – and sorry if we have missed anyone.