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Stroud Half Marathon 23 October 2011

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Although it wasn’t a hot day, the course was made unexpectly tough by the strong headwind on the second half of the course.

Chris ‘GPS’ Hale was first strider across the line. Chris ran a strong race completing the course in 1.22.32 Dave ‘Smeath’ Smeath was not far behind, and dispite running a very hilly half marathon only two weeks previously put in a more than decent performance achieving a time of 1.24.10

Other notable performances from the men came from local boy Joel Freeland, who flew round in a time of 1.28.35, Simon Dee in 1.36.16 and Philip Hodder in 1.45.00.

First lady home for the club was Jo Wilkie, who smashed her PB, and dispite running at Cardiff half marathon only one week ago ran amazingly to finish in 1.36.16. Lucy McNulty also ran well achieving a time of 1.41.49. Patricia Woods followed and swiftly completed the course in 1.45.55.

Club results are as follows:

44 Chris Hale 1.22.32

60 Dave Smeath 1.24.10

108 Billy Bradshaw 1.27.50

109 Jamie Paterson 1.27.51

126 Joel Freeland 1.28.35

150 Paul Edwards 1.29.46

213 Richard Mann 1.33.17

270 Simon Dee 1.36.02

277 Jo Wilkie 1.36.16

306 Richard Cannock 1.37.13

461 Lucy McNulty 1.41.49

567 Philip Hodder 1.45.00

597 Patricia Woods 1.45.55

803 Nicola Christian 1.51.56

927 Dan Harte 1.55.15

993 Dawn Addinall 1.57.09</p>