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On a beautiful day in and around Portishead, Clevedon and Abbots Leigh 175 runners enjoyed our local area in the Gordano Round Marathon and long half marathon.
First in for the long half was Paul Deaton from Southville running club (in a time of 1.58.03) closely followed by Rob Paddock of GWR in 1.58.26 - after running together throughout. In third was Robert Larder in a time of 2.03.50. For the ladies, Abi White led the way in 2.15.17 with the pair of Annabelle Richards and Judith Gamblin coming in together in 2.29.46. Judith kindly giving Annabelle the second place due to it being her birthday.
In the marathon, our course record was smashed by our second place from last year Luke Hanson of Nailsea Running Club in an amazing time of 3.32.54. Put this in the context of the 27.5 miles of off road course with stiles, gates and many, many hills and we at Portishead Running Club take it as absolutely amazing! In second place (after leading for much of the first half) was Sam Tabberner of Bristol and West AC in 3.39.57 (again beating last years record) and Mark Ducker from Southville RC in third in 3.42.29.
For the ladies in the marathon, Jane Colman led the way in a time of 4.28.38 again beating the course record by 10 minutes. Cat Mills of GWR came in close on Jane's heels in a great time of 4.29.42 with Michelle Claydon of TACH taking third with 4.47.42.
Many thanks to the many marshals out on the course during the day providing support as well as much needed food and drink. Back at the finish line many thanks go to the timing ladies (outdoors for 5 hours) and the group of ladies who welcomed in the runners to the warm sports hall with mugs of soup and much needed coffee, tea and cake.
Special thanks to Race Director Tim Haysom and deputies, Sam Elms, Simon Faulkner and Stu Wallace.
With help from our sponsors Tesco, Wards Solicitors & South West Medics we hope to raise over £4200 and increase our total fundraising over three years to £10000 in what is the tenth anniversary of Charlton Farm Children's Hospice (CHSW).
On Saturday 1st July, PRC members took charge of all volunteering duties at the weekly Burnham parkrun. Coordinated by our Social Secretary (Stu Wallace) and Club Captain (Simon Faulkner), our members did a grand job of marshalling, time keeping, scanning etc. whilst supporting all those Saturday morning early bird runners. Well done to everyone who was able to help out and thanks to the Burnham parkrun Director for allowing us the privilege to support such a fantastic weekly event.
A fantastic turn out from PRC at the Clevedon 10k! A glorious summers evening was brightened up further by our orange runners. Well done to all those who took park, and a very special well done to all the new ladies who completed their first 10k following the Wednesday night 5k to 10k programme.
Great swimming by the 'PRC Seals', who swam 91 lengths at the 21st annual Swimathon at Parish Wharf. Well done Lucy, Cath, Judy, Charlie, Caroline & Richard!
Second March Couch to 5k, graduating at Burnham parkrun 18th March. Well done ladies! Great PRC support :)
First of our two, ladies couch for 5K graduations this March was a great success at Burnham parkrun Saturday 11th March 2017.
Ladies couch to 5k group are graduating 11th and 18th March at Burnham parkrun. Hope to see lots of PRC members there to support :)
Lovely 6.4 mile run starting and finishing at the Windmill Pub in Portishead. Route details - https://www.strava.com/routes/7817847
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