News - Endurance
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Fechin Mc Cormick
The 2nd 5k Sizzler in Wythenshawe Park was another scorcher. With an excellent 400 finishers, it was disappointing (but only by my own excessive, personal standards) not to have had closer to 500 finishers. Age-group records continued to fall and on this occasion, we had three new ones. HELEN CLITHEROE, stalwart of the GB team for many years who represented GB on the World XC for 8 consecutive years, smashed LOUISE RUDD’S L40 record set just two weeks earlier, to record a new 16.16 and clock the fastest L40 time in the UK this year. The Sizzlers can now boast at least six of Britain’s fastest age-group times. JEFF NORMAN, Altrincham’s Montreal Olympian, improved Ken Burgess’ M70 record from last year by 14 seconds to set the new mark of 21.03 and record Britain’s 4th fastest M70 time. Rochdale’s BRENDA ROBINSON will also be added to the L70 record list with her time of 29.09.
Forty Sale Harriers took part making an impressive total so far of 94 this year. All but four improved their times over Sizzler 1- very impressive. Two of them, FRANCIS SWEENEY (18.39) and MARTIN SMEDLEY (22.28) were so close (three seconds) it doesn’t really matter and the other two HELEN ARMITAGE (19.34) and TIM RAINEY (24.09) had very good reason in that Helen had just returned from holiday and Tim was pacing a colleague, so every club member had good reason to be satisfied. The club also had several prize winners: - 3rd place M40 GAZ RAVEN (15.24); MATT BEACOCK (16.12) took the U20 prize; GLEN SAVAGE (17.38) the M50 prize, MICHAEL DUNNE (21.02) the M65 prize and JACKIE CORDINGLEY (20.47) won the L55 prize. Well done to them.
If there was one area of improvement, I’d like to see a massive increase in the donations to St. Ann’s Hospice. Again, just less than £400 was raised through their collection buckets on exiting the car-parks and, though great in itself, it quite measly (a) in terms of St. Ann’s needs viz £16,000 a day (b) the numbers who participate in the Sizzler and (c) as an indicator of the level of gratitude people feel leaving the race fit, well and able against those bed-ridden and faced with life-threatening illness.. I’d far sooner see expressions of tangible gratitude for the Sizzlers rather than mere word..
As you know, full results are available at www.race-results.co.uk If you notice errors, please let me know and it may also be necessary to contact the Power of 10 (http://www.thepowerof10.info ) to have your profile updated.
Thanks to LOUISA CANDIOLI and her friend, a large number of photos from the first Sizzler can now be viewed as an album with the Sizzler 1 report. Thanks to club photographer ERNIE GREENWOOD for his photos of this 2nd Sizzler.
Finally, thanks again to all the marshals, officials, those who helped fill 500 goody bags; brought them home for safe-keeping etc etc. Let’s do the same again on Tuesday evening July 21st and Thursday July 23rd.A special thanks again to DUNCAN & BARBARA SHUTTLEWORTH and their Accountancy Business, Topping Associates, who’ve massively improved the goody bags and added immeasurably to the quality and reputation of the Sizzlers
Posted 15/07/2015 08:35
Fechin Mc Cormick
Over four hundred finishers made it the second largest turn-out for a first Sizzler since the series began way back in 2002 as a Commonwealth Games legacy. There were the usual fast times led home by winner Patrick Martin (Stockport H) in 14.29. Patrick came within 10 seconds of the course record so doubled his prize-money. His club-mates Northern Cross-Country Champion Andrew Davies (14.33) and Jack Morris (15.01) broke the 3-man aggregate time of 45 minutes and so also shared a further £100. Amelia Pettitt (Vale Royal) was the impressive ladies winner in 17.07 with L40 Louise Rudd (Stockport H) (17.35) and club colleague Sally Radcliffe (17.41) in second and third place. Former Sale Harrier Louise, broke the L40 course record to record the 4th fastest 5k time in Britain this year and so trebled her prize-money. She further shared a bonus £100 with her club colleagues Sally Ratcliffe and Jenny Knass (17.55) for smashing the 3 x club women benchmark of 54 minutes.
A record 52 Sale Harriers, beating last year’s tally of 42, mixed it among the four hundred finishers. Three won their age- categories (Gary Rowlinson –M50, Mike Curley – M65 and Jackie Cordingley – L55). Twelve ran lifetime best performances, somewhat fewer than in the past, but interestingly 99% of Sale Harriers have recorded their PB’s on this fast course. How did everyone perform?
Nigel Martin (15.32): Recorded his PB (15.12) at Christleton so wanted to dip under 15.
Dave Marsh (16.02): Fastest since his PB of 15.47 way back in 2006.
Callum Rowlinson (16.04): A 35 second improvement on his 2012 Sizzler PB.
Rob Flannery (16.31): His PB of 15.32 goes back to the 2004 Sizzler.
Alex Bradford (16:55): An 8 second PB on last year’s Sizzlers
Andy Carlin (16:59): A 30 second PB on last year’s Sizzlers
Gary Rowlinson (17.01): First M50. His PB of 16.40 goes back to the 2012 Sizzler.
James Walsh (17.16): He recorded his PB in last year’s Sizzlers.
Peter O’Neill (17.24): A four minute PB on last summer’s Sizzlers
Matt Ray (17.43) ????
Gary Lyons (17:56): His first 5k since he recorded his PB of 17:56 at last summer’s Sizzlers
Luisa Candioli (18.14): Recorded her PB of 17.54 at the Cristleton 5k a few weeks ago.
Katie White (18.36): About 10 seconds off last year’s Sizzler. Her PB is 17.54
Francis Sweeney (18.40): First 5k since he recorded his PB of 18:53 at last year’s Sizzler.
Ben McIntyre (18.43) His first 5k since last July's Sizzler, and a 7 second PB. Getting back to full fitness following a marathon injury.
Alistair Kell (18.45): Fastest since he recorded 18.45 in the 2011 Sizzler.
Rachel Cavanagh (19.16): A PB by over 90 seconds. Worth returning home for!
Steve Parry (19.17): His fastest since he recorded 18:52 in the 2013 Sizzler.
Ben Fox 19.18): His PB of 18.44 was recorded in last year’s Sizzlers.
Helen Armitage (19.19): Her fastest since her PB of 19.02 in 2002.
Mike Curley (20.03): 1st M65. Just one second short of his first Sizzler last year.
Jane Thomas (19.23): Her PB of 18.23 was set in the 2013 Severn 5k.
Gareth Webb (19.37): His fastest since he recorded his PB of 19.30 in the 2013 Sizzler.
Damien Jones (19.56): Only his 2nd 5k road race since his PB of 18.23 last summer.
Craig Bradbury (19.59) A PB! Knocked over 90 seconds off last summer’s Sizzler PB
David Allinson (20.22): His first race of 2015
David Connolly (20.23): His PB comes from the ’07 Sizzler. First road 5k since then.
Rob Heggs (20.27):His only other race of 2015 was the Wilmslow HM
Damien Van Alderwegan (20.36) ?????
Jackie Cordingley (20.47) : First L55. Equalled last year’s Sizzler. One of her fastest .
Jenny Fox (20.57|); 2nd L35 in her debut 5k.
Eve Gibson (21.00): A super 5k road debut for this youngster..Experienced in Parkruns.
Tim Rainey (21.03): Fastest 5k since 2012 for our prolific racer.
Frank Cordingley (21.09): Encouraging 2nd fastest this year following illness.
Mike Wymer (21.15): His fastest by far since his Sizzler ’14 PB of 20.34
John Battersby (21.17): Fastest (including Parkruns) since last year’s Sizzlers.
Mike Dunne (21:20):2nd M65. His fastest for years....and years .Since those heart by-passes.
Jo Robbins (22.00): First 5k (exc.Parkruns) since last year’s Sizzlers.
Martin Smedley (22.25): Is this his debut road 5k?
Sarah Waldron (22.53): A 90 seconds PB. & faster than in the recent North Cheshire series.
Cat Jones (23.03): Has been developing her interest in sprints. Her PB is 22.22
Geoff Beattie (23.27): Equalled his 2nd fastest of eight 5k’s so far this year (exc. Parkruns).
Marinda Breddy (24.51): An exciting 50 second PB on 2012 times.
Samantha Wheeler (25.09):
Lucinda Summers (25.51): A tremendous 20 second PB from last year’s Sizzlers.
Mark Ferns (25.58): Getting fitter. his PB from 2014 is 21.27
Mike Howe (30.29). 3rd M75. Is maintaining excellent consistency.
Posted 30/06/2015 07:43
Massive congratulations to GARETH RAVEN, PAUL GREEN, PHILIP SCOWCROFT AND EMMA FINNEY who took on and completed the challenge of the Tour of Tameside between 19th and 21st June.
The iconic Tour of Tameside running event, last run in 2003, was created in the 1980s by legendary British Marathon runner Dr Ron Hill MBE and it became World famous, attracting top runners from all over the UK and the World to compete. Whilst the original tour comprised of 6 races run over 7 days, the current format is 3 races over 3 days.
Runners who took on all three days covered the distance of a full marathon, with each day covering different routes and types of terrain across a mixture of closed roads, trails and country routes.
All four Harriers took top 10 places on all three days, with GARETH RAVEN winning 1st V40 for the overall tour and PAUL GREEN 2nd V40. The three men also took home the team prize.
For those not wanting to take on the full Tour, individual races could be entered and SARAH DOUGLAS ran another impressive race in the Hyde 7, finishing 2nd lady.
Overall Tour positions have not yet been finalised but the individual results for the three races are as follows:
Copley 6 Mile Hadfield Half Hyde 7 mile
Gareth Raven 00:34:37 (2nd) 1:12:08 (3rd) 00:36:33 (2nd)
Paul Green 00:36:50 (5th) 1:18:06 (6th) 00:42:24 (10th)
Philip Scowcroft 00:40:16 (10th) 1:23:59 (9th) 00:42:01 (9th)
Emma Finney 00:48:39 (4th) 1:35:13 (3rd) 00:47:51 (5th)
Sarah Douglas 00:46:37 (2nd)
Posted 22/06/2015 13:50
The last two races of this popular local 5k series took place this week, with Dunham Massey on Thursday 10 June closely followed by Hollins Green on Saturday 13 June.
At Dunham, first home for Sale was Tim Kennedy in 18.08, with Zoe Gmerek first Sale female in 21.00 (Zoe is making an excellent return to competition following the birth of her two children in 2013 and 2014). Frank Cordingley was next in 21.20 followed by Jerry Smith 21.29, Tim Rainey 21.49, Jackie Cordingley 21.54, Michael Wymer 22.20, Sarah Waldron 24.36, Vicky Cordingley 25.04 and Fechin McCormick 27.31. Tim, Michael and Sarah were all recovering from having run the tough Coniston Trail Marathon the Sunday before.
At Hollins Green Aidan Raftery was first Sale man home and second M55 with 19.00 followed by Stephen Parry returning to form with 19.29. Frank Cordingley also improving all the time in 20.54 closely followed by Jackie Cordingley in 21.07. Next was John Battersby in 21.47 and Victoria Cordingley in 24.28.
Special mention and congratulations go to Jackie Cordingley who was first L55 in both races and who won the overall series prize for her age category, and to Frank Cordingley who was second M50 for the series.
Posted 17/06/2015 10:52
Last weekend saw 40 Sale Harriers and their fantastic support crew take a little jaunt through Wales! Over the course of 2 days, The Welsh Castles Relay runs from Caernarfon to Cardiff covering over 200 miles throughout 20 different legs. Each year we field 2 teams (both a men’s and a ladies’ team) and the sense of team spirit and camaraderie throughout the weekend is fantastic, as you follow each runner along their leg, chanting, cheering and even wearing a supportive dragon costume if the need arises!
The weather was not kind to the early runners on day one as they battled with a brutal wind along the Welsh coast. This didn’t deter GAZ RAVEN from putting in a sterling performance on the first mountain stage of the day, leg 3, finishing in second place but winning a coveted yellow t shirt as the Veteran Stage winner. The Sale men’s team won several Veteran Stages over the course of the weekend with some epic performances from LEE KAUFMAN on leg 5, STEVE MCCARRON on leg 7, PAUL GREEN on leg 14 and continuing his outstanding PB year, OLLY GAILLEMIN on leg 15.
MIKE ASHBY was our standout hero on Saturday, bringing home leg 9 to our first outright stage win of the weekend and much to the extreme excitement of his wife Hayley who has vowed to get back on those mountains next year after baby Ashby’s arrival! DAVE MARSH stepped up to the mark on a very sunny day two and fought off a late surge from Serpentine and Les Croupiers to win leg 16. NIGEL MARTIN ran a brave leg to finish Saturday’s racing and finished second on leg 10 to a strong Salford performance. Overall, the men’s team finished a tremendous third place to top off a fantastic weekend!
This year the women’s team didn’t have any stage wins but did have some outstanding performances. Unfortunately, KATIE WHITE’S utterly brilliant run on leg 14, the brutal mountain stage to Drovers, in which she took over 4 minutes off the previous course record, was only enough to see her in second place! Our ladies team finished a fantastic second place in the Queen of the Mountains category, a title they had held for the previous 2 years and were 3rd in the ladies’ competition overall. Special mention must go to those women who stepped up to support their club despite not being regular members of the endurance squad: KATE GAVIN, AMY GAILLEMIN, HEATHER BRINT, VICKY CORDINGLEY and TRACEY TAYLOR. LOUISE ROBBINS deserves a special mention for epitomising the team spirit found amongst the endurance runners, as she agreed to run at the eleventh hour despite having to race back to Manchester airport and make a flight!
The support for all runners was phenomenal throughout the whole weekend and we would like to thank all those parents, husbands, wives, children and friends who provided lifts and cheers along the way. Thanks to JERRY SMITH for driving the minibus for the duration, including the beer journey back from Cardiff to Newtown.
Posted 10/06/2015 11:49
Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves at the first Handicap Run last tuesday and a big thanks to all the helpers who gave up a nights training to record times and act as guide runners: Jenny Miles, Paul Barrett, Sian Rowley, Stefan Schumacher and Jerry Smith (my apologies if i missed anyone off).
Fastest Man: Nigel Martin (With a new men's course record: 24:57)
Fastest Lady: Sarah Douglas (Hayley Ashby retains the women's course record: 29:43)
Most Improved Man: Andy Carlin
Most Improved Lady: Jenny Fox.
Posted 02/06/2015 09:48
The Mad Hatter’s 5mile race around the Vale of Reddish was well represented by Sale athletes. It was a lovely spring evening and the race took place just past Tesco’s near to the M60 motorway.
The race was described by the organisers Bell Vue Racers as ‘undulating’ but to a Mancunian like myself, it was distinctly hilly. This did not put off our athletes who somewhat dominated the presentation, walking away with 6 prizes.
First home in 3rd place overall was Andy Carlin in 30:20. Olly Gaillemin, 3rd vet 40 did 32:13 with Katie White (33:20) second female. Next came Aidan Raftery taking the Vet 55 crown (33:51), followed by Steve Parry who was 3rd vet50 (34:24). Sarah Douglas ran well to take 3rd female prize with 34:27 closely followed by Anne Chinoy who took the F40 prize. Helen Armitage was next in her first ever race in the vet 40 category (she was 3rd) with 36:56. She completed the winning ladies team of Katie, Sarah and Anne.
The ladies V55 prize was won by the evergreen Jackie Cordingley (39:43) who keeps annoyingly beating her handsome young husband Frank Cordingley (39:57). (He can dream.)
Jerry Smith was 3rd Vet 60 with a time of 41:07.
The presentation took place in The Carousel pub and grill and it was a conspicuous Sale Harriers table that was covered in prizes by the end of the evening.
Posted 19/05/2015 13:32
Sarah Douglas and Katie White Smash Leg 6 Course Record!
What an amazing day Sunday was as 36 club members all came together to put three competitive teams in this prestigious event. Calder Valley took the honours with a stunning performance however Sale Harriers had plenty to cheer too. The club has rarely been associated with the fells (mainly because they didn’t develop the power station hills high enough!), however this event allows us to be competitive against some of the more established fell clubs, permitting us to change the usual track and field perception.
The men’s A team came 4th overall with some cracking performances across the board, notably Steve McCarron/Chris Donnerly and Dave Marsh/Nigel Martin who were all fourth fastest on their respective legs. The team were in 3rd position for a long period of the race, and with three minutes between 3rd and 4th teams going into leg 6, there was real optimism that the bronze medal would be gained. However, when you’re up against whippets who were the fastest runners on leg 6, sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and tip your hat to chasing team as they come flying past. John Mosley and Andy Carlin were hat tipping, as Holmfirth flew past them with approximately a mile to go finishing 1m 40s ahead. Overall the team finished in 6hr 17m 05s which was only slightly down on the winning time of 2013.
With a depleted number of ladies due to the fertile water in South Manchester, the club decided to field a strong B team instead of trying to compete in the mixed category. However it was two ladies who stole the show and created Calderdale history! The organisers, in their attempt to inject some quality into the event offered a bounty of £100 per leg if anyone was willing to break any of the previous leg records. Sarah Douglas and Katie White didn’t realise this when the set off however their time was inside the set record by 7 seconds (it would have been greater had they not stopped for an early left/right navigational conundrum), resulting in their name being etched onto the honours board and prize money of £50 each to boot. The B team finished 12th overall (and 1st B team), with encouraging performances across the board.
The 3rd team entered was a mixed team. This team finished 4th Mixed team and 43rd overall out of 88 teams. Again, there were some solid performances and more encouragingly; they managed to beat the cut off times all the way up to the 5th leg.
Overall, everyone enjoyed themselves and it was great to see so many new faces to fell running. A post race meal back in Sale was enjoyed with most of the 36 runners coming along to review another enjoyable fell relay. Thanks must go to Helen Carter for organising the meal!
Posted 19/05/2015 08:44
Fechin Mc Cormick
The large number of Sale Harriers in this year’s GMR was especially evidenced from the televised first phase of mass starters behind the elite runners. The Great Manchester 10k is also Sale’s Great Run because of the club’s annual substantial commitment to it from the forty or so runners again this year to a similar number of club marshals and then we had club Chairman DAVID BROWN as chief Starter again and, of course, this year a group of elite African runners trained at the Wythenshawe track.
There were slightly more club PB’s than last year but still relatively few due possibly to the deceptively strong breeze on the return journey and many still recovering from Spring marathons. Nevertheless, everyone gave 110% evidenced from the grimaced faces as they returned along Bridgewater Way and every one of them echoed their immense gratitude for the enthusiastic support from the Sale supporters along the route that put a spring into their steps. From a club perspective, a day’s highlight was seeing club stalwart BILL FOX and his family along the route supporting CAROLYN and LAURA STELFOX who ran their hearts out for their dad Bill and his charity of pancreatic cancer, raising over £1000 and were only two minutes outside their target time. Again, the club wishes Bill and his family well. To donate please click here.
Incorporated into this race is the Great Run Challenge where the winning club goes into a lottery which could result in Sale winning an all expenses trip to the Great Ethiopian Run. Fingers crossed Sale win it this year. So! On to the individual performances......
DAVID MARSH 32:31: A strong, impressive run and PB.
JAMES WIGNALL 32:35: Almost 30 second PB improvement on March’s High Leigh 10k
NIGEL MARTIN 32:48: About a minute slower than Trafford 10k. Pleased as he ran it as a tempo to save his legs for Friday’s Christleton 5k
PAUL GREEN 33.18: Over 30 seconds faster than his last GMR in 2012. His PB is 30:11 from the 2004 GMR
STEVE Mc CARRON 34:21:More than a minute faster than Trafford 10k & only 15 seconds from his 2014 PB (Ribble Valley 10k). Getting back to top form.
JENNA HILL 34:40: Happy with 34.40. A 35sec PB in only her 2nd 10k (the first was this year’s Trafford 10k). Great for a middle distance track specialist.
JOSH RIDLEY 34:52: His PB his 31:16 from the 2014 Trafford 10k
CARL BARBER 35:37: Just a few seconds short of his two other PB’s this year (Trafford and Salford).
TIM KENNEDY 35:38: Most of his past 10k’s are all under 35 minutes!
He said 'My personal best is 34:17 from 2010, and this one was my fourth and worst! Started at what I thought was steady – and got harder and harder to maintain that pace, despite trying to follow Rob Downs who was pacing 35 mins. Slowed the last 2 miles – didn’t feel that tired but couldn’t go any faster! Wonderful support from fellow Harriers though, both marshalling and the others running! Outsprinted by Carl Barber at the end, despite being comfortably ahead of him for the second half of the race!
KEVIN FOSTER 36:20: Did 35:44 in this year’s Trafford 10k but still his 2nd fastest 10k –has Manchester Marathon in his legs
PETER O’NEILL 36.47: 30 seconds slower than Trafford 10k but also recovering from the Manchester marathon
LEE FAUFMAN 37.04: Faster than Bolton 10k but not as fast as High Leigh 10k both earlier this year
KATIE WHITE 37:19: Happy with that as her first race since injury.
GLEN SAVAGE 37:40: A PB and more than 2 minutes faster than last year’s GMR.
AIDAN RAFTERY 38:41: Missed another PB by just a few seconds, last achieved in the Trafford 10k. 1st in his age group though.
MARK FOX 38:42: Debut 10k
PETER SHIPLEY 38:42: A 17 second PB on his previous best set way back in the 2012 GMR
SARAH DOUGLAS 38:53: Her previous GMR PB was 39:47. Was hoping to be faster. Has now progressed from just under 45 minutes in 2010!
VICTORIA HAYES 40:42: Debut 10k on the roads.
GARETH WEBB 41:04:
CRAIG BRADBURY 41:38: A 2 minute 51 second PB from last year’s Salford 10k. Delighted and another spurred on by the fantastic support running in a Sale vest!
HELEN ARMITAGE 41:55: Found it tough but pleased to be running again following injury. 5th in her age category and her last race as a V35.
ALEX CASSON 42:09
JONNY CHRISTMAS 42:49: ??????
NICK SCHOLES 43:43: Debut 10k
JENNY FOX 43:48: Massive PB and big improvement on her 5 x 10k’s already this year.
CRISPIN MILLER 45:29:
JERRY SMITH 44:37: Wasn't in race shape so decided to have a steady run and enjoy the atmosphere and again appreciated the great support from Sale Harriers.
MARTIN SMEDLEY 46:59: A 2 minute PB on last year and a superb M60 time for a relative newcomer.
KATE DUERDEN 48:47: A 3 ½ minute PB on last year’s GMR, her only other 10k race.
JAMES LAMBE 49:08: His first 10k for three years
GEOFF BEATTIE 49:32: He’s successfully managing to avoid that 50 minute threshold!
DAWN HOLDING 50:09. Very consistent with Trafford 10k but was sub 50 last year
LOUISE ROIBBINS: Following her earlier Lakeland Trail Run, says she was “too mentally lazy to get under 50 minutes”
CARLA OUSEY 51:13: Paced some of her 6th Formers round the course and found it ‘more enjoyable than flogging herself around’
TRACEY TAYLOR 53:54
NATALIE WOODFORD 54:08
GILES BENNETT 55:35
JANET PICKERING 57:26
PAUL CAPEY 1:02.06
DORETTA MAYNARD: 1:15.06: The club’s sprint coach ran her 1st ever ‘marathon’ in support of 'Manchester Life Centre’ a Faith Life Centre outreach initiative which exists to help meet the practical and spiritual needs of Central Manchester, UK.
GREAT MANCHESTER MINI-RUNS
Dozens of the club’s youngsters also took part in the Great Mini-Runs at Heaton Park. Outstanding among them were: -
FRANCESCA BRINT – 1st in the U15 girl’s category
JOEL STRINGER – 1st in the U13 boy’s category
LIZZIE TWITE: 3rd in the U13 category: this was Lizzy's first junior run. She has previously won Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle..
ISABELLE BURKE: 2nd in the U11 girls category
Posted 11/05/2015 12:58
If ever there was a race to inspire runners of all abilities it is this years London Marathon. Due in part to the legend Paula Radcliffe (vet 40) who was the darling of the crowds with an inspirational run from the mass start to finish under 2:37. One of the best times for a female Brit this year and fastest none elite female runner.
Sale Harriers was well represented with many achieving great personal goals.
Sonia Samuels in the elite female race ran 2:31:46 for a chance to be selected to reprisent GB in the next Olympics.
Gareth Raven 2:24:08 winning the vets 40 class in the bargain, Richard Brown 2:43:05, Chris Donnelly 2:43:54, Olly Gaillemin 2:44:46, Rob Dunn 2:46:38 pb by 7:30 (Chester 2:54:15), Nick Webb 3:09:50 pb by 9:50, Alistair Kell 3:11:21 pb by 3:35.
Mark Fox 3:11:59, Jenny Fox 3:35:29, Jenny & Mark Fox made their marathon debuts at London having been lucky enough to be allocated club slots. They said “We have set benchmarks for hopefully many more marathon journeys ahead, Jenny did 3:35 (her target was 4:45) – Elated, Ran for charity: Salford Royal Frailty Unit securing over £1k!! Mark ran 3:11 (his target was 3:10), 1:29 at half way on for sub 3, at 2:30s properly hit the wall and faded rapidly so a bit disappointed. More miles needed to get marathon fit. Great experience. A day we will always treasure & remember.”
Sarah Bowman 3:42:15, Crispin Miller 3:45:59, Kate Duerden 4:11:56.
Posted 26/04/2015 15:06