Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2016

Last weekend a group from 26.2 RRC headed to Bournemouth for the annual marathon festival. This weekend has become a firm favourite for members of the club and once again it did not disappoint. Although the weather for parkrun (done at a mix of Bournemouth, Weymouth and Poole) kicked things off in a rather soggy fashion, the weather soon cleared and we were treated to a lovely weekend by the seaside.

Rainbows after a brief shower (photo by Aviva Jewel)
Rainbows after a brief shower (photo by Aviva Jewel)

On Saturday we had particpants in the 1.5km children’s race, 10k Supersonic run and 5k Supernova (run at night with glow sticks). Charlotte and Zoe Pritchard were our first medal winners of the weekend. In the 10k the honourable mentions go to Lee Hilton who stormed round to a new PB (with more that a little encouragement from Steve Ramek) and Vicki Kirk who returned to racing 3 months after giving birth to Alex. The evening run was a treat for families Grecian (full complement) and Whiteman (minus Greg). Superb efforts from both families, particularly Sarah Whiteman on her first ever 5k, she was our Supernova Superstar!

On Sunday the distances were increased with 6 club members tackling the early start for the half marathon and 3 opting for a longer lie in, but also longer run with the full marathon. The weather was ideal for the half but getting a bit hot for the marathon. Fabulous efforts from Alastair McGeoch-Williams, Laura Hooke and Richard Hall for completing the marathon. Others completed a different kind of marathon by remaining in the pub supporting until all runners had passed.

Early start for the half marathon.
Early start for the half marathon.

These 26.2 on tour weekends are generally informally organised so if you are interested in attending a future weekend away, please do ask around to see what events are going on. For club organised weekends away, why not look into Green Belt Relay or Cotswolds 24 hour.

Results for club members are included below.

Bournemouth Supersonic 10k 2016

01 Oct 2016 – 10k

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Libby Marchant 00:43:08
2 Danny Norman 00:43:11
3 Lee Hilton 00:53:53
4 Steven Ramek 00:53:54
5 Victoria Kirk 00:58:40
6 Kate Hancock 00:59:27
7 Sonia Pritchard 01:03:47 Yes
8 Simon Pritchard 01:08:41 Yes
9 Lizzie Wilson 01:15:29

Bournemouth Supernova 5k 2016

01 Oct 2016 – 5k

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Zoe Grecian 00:36:29
2 Sue Grecian 00:36:30
3 Peter Grecian 00:38:07
4 Zak Grecian 00:38:08
5= Hannah Whiteman 00:50:41 Yes
5= Sarah Whiteman 00:50:41 Yes

Bournemouth Half Marathon 2016

02 Oct 2016 – Half Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Greg Whiteman 01:43:46
2 Huw Keene 01:46:42 Yes
3 Matthew Pritchard 01:47:46
4 Richard Kirk 02:04:42
5 Mike Gray 02:09:33
6 Maria Cenalmor 02:13:40

Bournemouth Marathon 2016

02 Oct 2016 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Alastair McGeoch-Williams 02:52:47
2 Laura Hooke 04:23:01
3 Richard Hall 04:42:22 Yes

* PBs are based on data available in the 26.2 records. If your result is incorrectly marked as a PB, please enter your correct. Log in to add your own results.

Blue skies. Taken by Maria who should have been running not taking photos!
Blue skies. Taken by Maria who should have been running not taking photos!