Annabel notches up Stroud half marathon hat-trick

ANNABEL Granger retained her women’s title inAnnabelGranger the Stroud half marathon yesterday.

The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured right) actually made it three wins in a row as she raced to victory in a time of 81mins 02secs, just 16 seconds ahead of fellow veteran Serane Stone of Tiverton Harriers.

The time is Annabel’s slowest on the course having clocked 79:43 last year and 79:28 in 2014. In addition she finished third in 2013 and was sixth in 212 so it is a race that she clearly enjoys.

Bradley Stoke 10k Run 2013. Men's race winner Andrew Cooke (Bristol & West AC) with Rick Wallis (left) and Nick Rose (right) of sponsors Up & Running.

The men’s race was won by Cirencester AC’s David Bell with some ease as he finished 66 seconds clear of Stroud’s Alastair Cambell.

Bristol & West’s Andrew Cooke (pictured above in the centre) was seventh in 74:49 which clipped 11 seconds off his best set in Bristol last year.


Stroud half – marathon – men: 1 David Bell (Ci) 70:09; 2 Alastair Cambell (Stroud) 71:15; 3 Stephen Price (UK Net) 73:07.

M40: 1 Davd Tomlin (CHelt) 75:44.

LOCAL: 7 Andrew Coke (B&W) 74:49;

Women: 1 Anabel Granger (B&W, W40) 81:02; 2 Serane Stone (Tiv, W40) 81:18;  3 Shona Crombie-Hicks (Chelt, W40) 84:21.

1384 finishers.

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