On Saturday, Matt Read had a great day at the Brecon Beacons Ultra. The event is two laps of 23 miles, with just under six thousand feet of ascent and descent.
Dursley’s runner Mike Crompton’s run at the Broadway on Sunday was the competitive highlight of the weekend for Dursley Running Club.
After less than half a mile, the athletes start a mile-long ascent up to the Sally Beds, they then plunge back down to a height of 173metres before climbing for another two and half miles through Snowshill, past Longhill Plantation before reaching a high point of just of three hundred metres then returning to Broadway along an undulating route. Mike Crompton won the event, running a new course record of one hour 34:28mins in the process, leaving his nearest challenger over two minutes adrift.
Kate Browning ran another marathon over another challenging course at the Cornish Marathon, completing the 26 miles in three hours 51:44mins (provisional).
On Saturday, Matt Read had a great day at the Brecon Beacons Ultra. The event is two laps of 23 miles, with just under six thousand feet of ascent and descent. Read’s main objective was to get across the finish line under nine hours but he crossed the line in eight hours 56 minutes in 44th place. After a strong first lap, Read’s pace dropped but, with ten miles to go, he got a second wind and pushed on with another runner who had the same goal.
The final results are now in for the Gloucestershire Amateur Athletics’ Association Road Race Series 2017, with the best eight results counting. Dursley Running Club did very well both in individual categories and in team results, the team did well with many members contributing. In the Men’s Open, DRC were sixth overall and seventh in the Men’s Vets.
Nevertheless the DRC women surpassed the men placing fifth in the Women’s Open and fourth of the women’s veterans teams At Wotton.