Damian Lai, Rach Goatman-Thomas’ faithful running partner, took himself off on his own to complete the Worcester Marathon.

At the Southampton Half Marathon Janet Mathews ran her second PB of the year, 01:52:32, with Deb Peake completing her first half in the same time.

'... and in the Rome Marathon, Dave Halford ran 04:25:59 (8903rd) ...'. Read on for the full story of Dave's less-than perfect build up and then the marathon itself, told in his own inimitable style (pictures are on Facebook). 

Eight Dursley Running Club athletes ran the London Marathon on Sunday 24 April 2016: Graeme Hawkins, Andy Hara, Dave Halford, Peter Woodward, Nathalie Langley, Neil Malpass, Rich Shirley, Laura Gaby and Rachael Goatman-Thomas. Read Dave's article to hear more about the race and, most importantly, how our fellow Dursley runners fared.


Tara Truman and Andy Kilby ran the Manchester Marathon in 03:51:15 (95th FV40) and 04:48:39 (7507th), in the Rome Marathon Dave Halford ran 04:25:59 (8903rd).