Bournemouth Bay Run, Brighton 10k, Parkruns and a brush with the famous!

Mo Farah is privileged to meet Tim Dence at Seattle Airport
Mo Farah is privileged to meet Tim Dence at Seattle Airport

Tim Dence travels the world with his work, and no doubt has much contact with the rich and famous, but who better to meet than the one and only Mo Farah! This happened recently at Seattle Airport as the photograph shows. Who knows what sprinkling of stardust might follow!

12 April 2015 saw large-scale events at both Bournemouth and Brighton.  The Bournemouth Bay Run Half Marathon attracted a total of 1168 finishers, amongst whom were three of BAC‘s athletes, all with excellent runs.  Anthony Clark was 4th in 1.18.02, Manol Dimitrov 9th in 1.19.16 and Ben Walliman was 45th in 1.30.06. Unfortunately, a marshalling error meant that the first 200 or so runners in the 10k race ran an extra 3k, and therefore no results for this race have been published.  Also, no results appear to have been published for the 1k and 5k races, so apologies to any BAC athletes who competed in these for the lack of any credit here.

Meanwhile, in Brighton, one of the races was also a 10k, which did go according to plan, and, of a total field of 1955, Chris O’Brien, our Web Administrator, ran a PB in 39.39, very encouraging considering Chris has only recently returned to running after a lengthy spell of injury.

Another BAC athlete returning from injury is Jacek Cieluszecki, so it was very pleasing to see that Jacek won the Poole Parkrun the day before, Saturday 11 April, with Billy McGreevy finishing 4th and Simon Way 5th of a total of 512.  Of the 216 competitors in the Bournemouth Parkrun that day, the three BAC athletes were Jud Kirk, Steve Cox and Will Price.