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Local runner’s century of half marathons

Posted on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 6:00 pm by SH (Editor)

Richard Nuell (back row, centre) celebrates with friends from North Bristol Running Group after completing his 100th half marathon. Richard reached his record by completing the Stroud Half Marathon on 23rd October 2016.

Members of Bradley Stoke based North Bristol Running Group (NBRG) have helped celebrate a noteworthy sporting achievement by one of their most enthusiastic supporters.

Richard Nuell takes part in the 2016 Stroud Half Marathon.

Richard Nuell completed his one-hundredth half marathon in a race in Stroud on Sunday 23rd October and members of NBRG were on hand to cheer him along and share a post-race cake.

The lifelong runner is also a member of Portishead Running Club, but says he does most of his training with NBRG as they are such a friendly group and their regular runs are convenient to attend from his home in Horfield.

“My first half marathon was at Tewkesbury in 1988 and I generally do three or four a year. I joined NBRG two years ago and the support we give each other at events and whilst training is brilliant. I’m so grateful that some of my friends from the group turned out for the Stroud race and I was delighted to hear that a number of them got a personal best time there.”

Appropriately, Richard completed the Stroud ‘half’ wearing race number ‘100’, which the organisers had kindly allocated for his special occasion.

Photo: Richard Nuell (back row, centre) celebrates with friends from North Bristol Running Group.

Richard Nuell cuts a celebratory cake after completing his 100th half marathon. Richard reached his record by completing the Stroud Half Marathon on 23rd October 2016.

Photo: Richard cuts a celebratory ‘100th half marathon’ cake.

This article originally appeared in the November 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 10). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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