Five go Mad in Manchester
Of the eight DRC members who entered the race, only five made is to the start line of the Greater Manchester Marathon. In various states of injury, disrepair and discombobulation they were greeted by what turned out to be possibly the best organised event in the UK running calendar, and near ideal conditions for distance running, as for once there wasn’t a drop of rain to be felt over the Old Trafford Cricket Ground race village. Trams were caught, vaseline was applied, bags were dropped and off to the start they went.
Updated – 18th March 2017
Damian’s Marathon Journey Blog
Most people know about my running journey which started in January 2015 as part of the Dursley Running Club Walk2Run programme, so I won’t dwell on it here. I knew quite early on that I wanted to run a marathon as after finishing my first half marathon at Stroud in October 2015, I was gutted that I hadn’t entered the 2016 London Marathon. However, the evening after I’d completed the Stroud Half with Rach, I signed up straight away for the Gloucester City Marathon in August 2016.
Three DRC athletes completed Half Marathons on the Sunday Annette Heylings ventured into windswept Wales today for Newport Half she was very pleased with her time back to her 2016 best. At the Warwick Heart Foundation Half Micki Cowle ran a PB of 02:08 and change, with Karen happy to make it around with out gloves, well done ladies!
Damian Lai, Mark Sprigings and Kate Browning ran the Gloucester Winter Marathon around the lanes of Epney and Longley on the 5th of February. A tough course with a number of hills and 3 laps to complete, the good news was cool damp conditions were good for running, unlike the rather warmer 2016 Summer equivalent!