June's racing kicked off for Dursley Runners with a Duathalon on Wednesday the 03rd results yet to come in so the headlines are for the 9 Dursley runners who ran this Thursday in Severn ACs Fitness 4 Miler. the hot conditions did not put off a record entry and a faint breeze gave a little respite from the heat. After Mel William's impressive PB at Berkeley and 1st LV45 hopes were high for further good performances.
This popular race organsed by Stroud and District AC had 443 runners taking part in this year around Frampton-on-Severn. It was won by Steven McGuigan in 32.40 just 4 seconds ahead of Dursley’s Gary Hughes who was 2nd in 32.44. Kevin Jackson was 39th in 38.53. John Burt was really pleased with his run finishing in 53rd place in 39.34, John Delafield 137th in 44.57, David Saunders 154th in 46.07, Andy Kilby 159th in 46.18, Mel Williams 215th in 49.09, Emma Woodward 398th in 101.41, Moira Woodward 411th in 1.03.04.
Severn AC's Boxing Day 4 Miler saw good turn out from Dursley with Mel Williams taking the prize for first LV40 cruising home in 31.03, a little way off her personal best on this testing course.
A cold December morning greeted the runners and a chill headwind faced the runners for the outward leg. Dave Durden reached the turn in around 12.24 a somewhat sluggish leg but hearing the split time from Terry Haines and seeing Neil Parry hard on his heels focused him to the task in hand running sub 12 to finish in 24.18. Neil Parry running the course for the first time was very pleased to go under 25 minutes with 24.56. John Burt running the course for the first time in 2008! came home unscathed in 26.40 with Ray Williams following him in in 29.26, a good run considering the number of layers he was wearing! and continuibng injury problems. The winner was J Bradley, Cheltenham Harriers in 20.38.