Hilly Half 2013
On a bright, sunny, but cold day in the South Cotswolds a smaller than usual field of 166 novice and experienced runners competed in this very scenic running experience.
The Hogweed Hilly Half Marathon is one of the toughest ‘all road’ half marathon courses in the UK and the Course Record is set at 76 minutes and 4 seconds. On a mission to try and break that was this years winner Lee Rankin from Stroud A/C just missing out with a time of 79.41. Second place was the Clubs very own Jaroslav Motyka nick named the Polish Bullet he also made it look very easy in 84.18. Completing the podium was third place Chris Offer unattached club runner in 84.30. The First Lady Was Kate Britten of North Somerset A/C in 96.08, followed by Jill McGee of B.R.A.T in 1.36.31, Rebecca Topham of Dursley and District RC in 1.37.46 and Ingrid Harris of Almost Athletes in 1.41.46.
Age Category Male winners were: MV40 Ben Anderson of BAD Tri in 1.28.22, MV50 John Curtis of Hogweed Trotters RRC 1.30.55, MV60 Terry Onions of Gloucester AC in 1.43.59 and MV70 Michael Coupe of Nailsea Running Club in 1.55.35. Our Lady Age Group winners were: LV35 Gill Tavner of Stroud & District AC in 1.42.34, LV45, Sarah Richard of Hogweed Trotters RRC in 1.44.10, LV55 Rose Niland of Cotswold Runners in 1.53.48 and LV60 Judith Wilson of Yeovil Town RRC in 1.51.27.
Full results are available here.