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Neil and Nicola run the Newport marathon

Newport Marathon, S Wales, 26.2 miles road

After winning a 40 mile Trail Ultra earlier in the year Neil Corbiere took on the very different challenge of a road marathon. For much of the flat Newport course he was heading for that coveted and hard to earn sub three hour time but slipped towards the end to finish in 3 hours 2 minutes (and 53 seconds) taking at least 7 minutes from a previous PB. Nicola Denning chose sunny Newport for her debut into marathon running and like Neil, and so many more, found that the last few miles can prove exceedingly tough giving her a chip finishing time of 3 hours 55 minutes (and 48 seconds).

1 Chris Bird (Chichester Runners & AC) 2.31.34 (chip 2.31.34)

108 Neil Corbiere (Cirencester AC) 3.02.53 (3.02.45)

813 Nicola Denning 3.57.30 (3.55.48)

2047 finished.

parkruns, 5km trail

Fastest parkrunner of the week was Ollie Pritchard who finished 2nd at Cirencester in a new PB of 17.09 while James Thomas won at Moreton in Marsh in 17.43 and Ian Barrett won at Redruth in 18.34. No other PBs this week but Tom Purnell ran well on his first visit to Eastville, Bristol and Bryan Reid popped up in Banbury.

Cirencester AC finishers:

Cirencester: 2 Oliver Pritchard 17.09, 11 Jacob McAdam 21.51, 37 Alan McAdam 24.11, 82 Rachel McAdam 26.54, 132 Ruth Fulford 30.00, 153 Kate Sackett 30.50, 191 Paul Barrow 33.23, 232 Jenny Brewin 47.01, 247 finished

Swindon: 221 Chris Prevett 27.20, 239 Barbara Thomas 27.55, 561 finished

Moreton-in-Marsh: 1 James Thomas 17.43, 125 Liz Thomas 29.24, 334 finished

Banbury: 217 Bryan Reid 29.13, 426 finished

Eastville, Bristol: 3 Tom Purnell 18.28, 477 finished

Heartlands, Redruth: 1 Ian Barrett 18.34, 156 finished

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