Manchester Marathon is famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. A 26.2 mile route around Manchester. We had a few runners take on the challenge. First SADRC runner to cross the line was Richard Gibbs. Considering Richard is a established runner, with a variety of distances under his belt, this was his first official Marathon. Richard crossed the lined in a very impressive 2hr35 minutes! Richard finished 104th in the Marathon. An insane time, qualifying him Good for Age for the London Marathon! Next over the line for SADRC was Angela Thompson in a time of 3hr14. Again, an incredible run from Angela with months and months of hard work and training. Finishing 9th in her age category and a brand new shinny PB! Angela qualifies for London Marathon and good for age! An impressive run from both Angela and Richard. Congratulations to you both!
Amy Mitchell crossed the line in a time of 4hr16. Amy has an aim to run 6 marathons this year. A fantastic goal to reach for the year!
London Landmarks Half Marathon is always a popular and firm favourite amongst many runners. Steph Scott and Adam Patrick both ran the race. They both crossed the line together, Steph a second before, very chivalrous, but crossed together in 2hr09. They both ran the course for the EHE Rare Cancer Chairty in memory of their friend Allana. A fantastic run and a worthy cause....and 13 minutes faster than last year! Congratulations to you both! Ellenor Marsh also ran the London Landmarks in a time of 2hr16.
We also have an abroad runner this week too! Samanthan Fox travelled to Barcelona for the guaranteed sunshine of running a half marathon with the sun out! Sam completed the half marathon in a time of 1hr56.
We had two runners running the Keith Hall memorial 10km in the village of Thorney near peterbough. The course is a flat out and back which offers runners the good chance of a PB. Andrew Thompson finished in a time of 40.54 coming 6th in his age category. Also running was Alan Fountain in a time of 50.59.
They say Families that run together stay together. Paul Wilson, his wife and son ran Rutland spring half marathon together around the beautiful rutland water through the woodlands and open countryside. Paul and his wife crossed the line together in 2 hours and 25 minutes what a beautiful way to spend a Sunday with the family!