Portishead runners finish ultra marathon

PUBLISHED: 14:40 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:40 18 March 2015

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Six Portishead Running Club members took part in the 45-mile Green Man Ultra Marathon.

SIX members of Portishead Running Club ran the Green Man Ultra Marathon, following a 45-mile circular loop of Bristol on the well established Community Forest Path, starting from Long Ashton.

Giacomo Squintani, Stuart Wallace and Tim Haysom finished just under the nine-hour mark with Stephen Roberts finishing in 10 hours eight minutes and Cath Taylor and Simon Faulkner in 10 hours 31 minutes.

Overall, Portishead won the trophy for the fastest team beating the second-place team by only five minutes.

A team of seven Portishead runners also joined with friends from Southville Running Club to run the Barcelona half marathon, combining a PB course with some welcome winter sunshine.

Duncan Manning led the team in 87.34, with Tim Haysom and Laura Collacott in 91.44, Charlie Hurcum (99.58), Beth Manning (1.44.45), Sam Elms in her first half marathon (1.45.16), Oli Martin (1.48.44) and Jo Finkel (2.08.48).

On the same day, six Portishead runners took part in the 10-mile Two Bays Tough Ten race in Weston. Good results for Matt Palmer (78.57), Helen Tunnicliff (79.23), Jane Roscoe (89.21) and Cath Taylor (92.41).

Special congratulations go to two runners who started with the ladies-only club last year and running their first 10-mile race - Marie Palmer (1.51.30) and Paula James (2.06.03).

Portishead Running Club is a friendly running club who welcome all runners regardless of experience and meet at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for club running and on Wednesday evenings at 7pm for ladies running - www.portisheadrunningclub.co.uk

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