Even though I found the idea of a running club a bit daunting, I've found everyone to be really friendly and supportive. Running as part of the beginners ladies is a great way of keeping fit and meeting friendly faces from around Portishead. I would definitely recommend it to any lady no matter what level of running experience they have! - Michelle
I started going along to the ladies running night with great reluctance and not a great love for running. I now look forward to it and have seen a massive improvement in my (limited) ability over the last few months. No one new need worry about being judged, all the ladies are lovely and we move along at a pace everyone can manage. - Paula
The club has really boosted my confidence in running, now I really look forward to a weekly catch up with the ladies, whilst having a run around Portishead. - Marie
Well done to Tim Haysom and Richard Nuell who ran in the 5km off road cake race yesterday. After a 2km walk to the start line, the race started at the base of Crook peak with a 450m run with 150m of climb to the very top. After a short rocky descent from the peak, runners then followed round the valley before another shorter but sharper ascent (only 60m climb) to the top of Wavering Down. Everyone then ran past and touched the trig point before several steep descents to the finish line. A great race for all the runners rounded off nicely when the winners divided their prizes (two large cakes) between all of the finishers :) at the race HQ at the White Hart pub.
Well done to the 17 PRC runners in last weeks Mob Match 10k race along the towpath in Bristol. For those who don't know, a mob match is a race which includes as many members as possible from local clubs and every runner from the fastest to the slowest both contributes to the score for their own club as well as pushing up the scores of the runners behind them from other clubs. The overall score for each club is the sum total of all of the placings for the first 35 runners from the club. Any club with lower than 35 runners has their missing runners allocated the last place plus one result (in this case 282).
The race was dominated by Bristol and West AC who had the first 6 placings in all under 36 minutes! They also had nine of the first 12 places. The first Portishead runner was Tim Nabosi finishing in a great time of 38.38 despite the heat and humidity. In second was Simon Faulkner in 41.11 closely followed by our first lady, Jo Gallagher in 41:29.
Other runners were Duncan Manning, Nick Dyer, Matt Hall, Helen Tunnicliff, Charlie Hurcum, Steve Corbett, Mike Martin, Beth Manning, Lind Foley, Chris Houlden, Cath Taylor, Ann Singer, Chris Jones and Richard Nuell.