Updated: Oct 4, 2022
Its the biggest race of the racing calendar! LONDON'S CALLING!!!
London Marathon; The secret race everyone wants to do whether you admit it or not!
We had 9 SADRC runners running at London allbeit in a club vest or in a charity vest.
Darren flew the flag for SADRC in his running vest after getting a ballot place! Darren has been training hard all year for this and ran a fantastic race in 3:15:43. An excellent result after the GNR.
Matt West was able to run his dream race! We have been following Matt for years, and he has worked so hard in getting his GFA time, but this time got a place in the ballot. Matt crossed the line in 3:38:42. Matt was pleased with the time considering training has been halted.
Becki Atkinson ran the London Marathon for the Soldiers Charity and has raised £750 for the charity. Becki has been training well, doing a few half marathons in the lead up. Becki crossed the line in 4:47:42. Congratulations!
Anna Watson ran for the British Heart Foundation. Anna dedicated each of her miles for someone special and her final mile running for the little boy she is raising money for! Anna completed the London Marathon in 5:48:29.
Dawn Allen and Abby Herdman both ran the London Marathon for Young Lives vs Cancer. An excellent charity and both ran very well. Especially being back on the start line for real as they have both completed the virtual London a few years ago! They have been training well together along with Lee (more to come from Lee). Dawn finished London in 4:55:07. Abby crossed the line in 6:10:33. Well Done to you both, but really the highlight was surely meeting Mr Motivator himself!??..
Georgina Bache ran her first London marathon raising money for Lincs Air Ambulance. Well Done George. George and Millie together have raised £5000 for the charity. Incredible amount of money, Congratulations!
Simon Wise completed his first marathon carrying an injury but managed to cross the line in a great time of 4:00:58. Congratulations Simon.
Adam Coffey ran in just over 2 hours and 59 minutes. Great running Adam and a fantastic run to get under the sub 3 hour marathon barrier! Great running :D
Congratulations to all 9 of our London Marathon Runners.
Next up was Chester Marathon! What a race!
Richard Gibbs raced a fantastic race, encouraging a friend round the race for them to get their own PB and to get their GFA time. Richard crossed the line sub 3 hours in 2:57:45.
Andy Shelton, 2 years ago had an operation on his ankle. He has come back, and absolutely smashed his time! Andy ran an incredible race and finished in 3:11:47. Andy is blown away by his time. This shows what determination after injury, hard work and preparation shows....preparation is not just eating biscuits but consistent running and training! Massive congratulations Andy!
The Darringtons both travelled up to Chester for the Marathon. Brian crossed the line in 3:17:30, a fantastic time but has said he will never race again(?) Louise crossed the line in 4:42:28 which was a minute short of her previous PB. Saying this though, Chester is much hillier than Boston, so a fantastic result! Congratulations Brian and Louise!
Chris Halligan crossed the line at Chester along with Phillip Weaver. Phillip Weaver ran his first ever marathon in Chester with an excellent time of 3:19:07. Phillip commented with it being a nice city and nice course!
Excellent running from all 6 runners who traveled to Chester for this marathon!
Not one, not two BUT THREE MARATHON RACES this weekend were attended. Next up, we travel up North to Bonny Scotland where Lee Cook and Amy Mitchell ran the Loch Ness Marathon!
This was Amy's 6 marathon this year and absolutely smashed her PB by 11 Minutes running a time of 4:05:11. I can see that next year, Amy will be chasing sub 4 hours. Amy said "its an amazing Marathon. The support all weekend was brilliant and everyone was so friendly."
Lee Cook has been training with Dawn and Abby and ran the marathon up in Scotland. Lee crossed the line in 4:32:53 and "was very pleased considering training was missed due to covid." Lee, you ran a great race, and have been working so hard. Technically a PB race as well so congratulations!!!
Not only our marathons but we did have West Pinchbeck 10km this weekend. A great local race organised by Halmer Harriers. We had a stella trio running the race on Sunday Morning!
Jason Green, Andrew Thompson and Alan Fountain both competed in this race. Andrew ran well to complete the course in 40.03 minutes! Just touching that sub 40 time! Alan crossed the line in 54:21 and achieved a cheeky negative split in the second half.
If its windy, it's a tough course it is!
Thanks for a great race this year Harriers, and hopefully we can attend next year!
Congratulations everyone running this weekend!
So hands up, who has entered the ballot for London Next Year?!?!?