Verna Burgess writes….
A unique combination of events saw me in Newent on a glorious evening for the Gloucester Half Marathon on Saturday 25th July 2009. It had a rather unusual start time of 6pm but it was well organised and on quiet country roads. I did not know what to expect as I had not done a half since Watford in February and have had intermittent injuries since then. However, I was hugely pleased with a time of 62 minutes at 8 miles and thought I was on for a PB. I rather lost it from then on though and finally finished in about 1:46. [still a good time though! Ed] I’d recommend this race – good value for money at £11.00 which included chip timing and an excellent goody bag.