Busy Weekend for Vegan Runners UK Women

Some great results coming in from last weekend, well done Nina Nickerson finishing 4th lady at the Bungay Half.

‘4th lady at Bungay half marathon 1:38:24 wanted to get under 1:40 so pleased! 1st lady (1:25!) was also vegan 🙂 ‘

Nina Nickerson Bungay Half

Nina Nickerson

Brilliant win for Alex Portwine – it’s amazing how some people run marathon after marathon and get faster and faster. Interesting article I was reading the other day about how less than 50 years ago women weren’t regarded as capable of running marathons – they got that very, very wrong!

‘I was 1st female at Ashford and District Marathon today! Finish time was 1 minute outside my PB, which amazed me, seeing as I am running a marathon a week at the moment, and so haven’t got close to that kind of form in ages! (80 10 10 plus a big increase in training is paying off!)’

Alex Portwine

Alex Portwine

Maria Pali hasn’t exactly been hanging around either with her 3rd marathon PB in a row (more on Manchester Marathon here).

‘Marathon PB hat trick today at Greater Manchester. 3.36 according to my watch. Never believed I could ‘run’ before but I do now. I’m elated. Boyfriend paced a friend for a sub 3. Everyone happy today.’

A great start to the triathlon season for Verna Burgess:

‘Triathlon season kicked off today at New Duston near Northampton. Knocked 5 mins off time and 2nd in age cat, happy with that result.’

Taking a look at the results and I see that Stephen Burgess was also 2nd in his category and 20th of 378 overall, well done Stephen 🙂

Verna Burgess

Verna Burgess

Jo Brown had the interesting experience of entering a race on spec and getting the excitement of starting twice – what a bargain!

‘I couldn’t quite manage a PB today but pleased to see my plodding along race pace is getting slightly faster! Did the Fairoaks Five today after stumbling across it late last night and signing up on the day. It’s the first race I’ve done where we’ve been sent back after the start but apparently the narrow path we were thundering along had a horse who didn’t want to move ambling along it, so 2 minute warm up followed by a proper run. I do wish I’d got my running to the point I was faster overall and not just good for a sprint finish, but hey it always brings VR a bit if attention 🙂 ‘

Barbara Xella – refusing to be constrained by running injuries – took to the water at the Swimathon:

‘I obviously had to wear their cap but I made sure I wore my vest and jumper before and after 🙂  2.5K in 53’34”, I am pleased with it as I haven’t been swimming for nearly 3 weeks in the last month due to a very bad cold – I could only be back to the pool twice last week.’

Barbara Xella Swimathon15

Barbara Xella