Ian Datlen managed a PB of over 10 minutes at Yorkshire Marathon. His time of 3:02:06 puts him over 12 minutes inside the good for age qualification for London 2024. Ian described the race as a tough day at the office, but was very pleased that all the hard work in training had paid off. Also running was Adrian Sherwood, finishing in a speedy 3:18:43 and Carina Quayle in 5:16:31.
Continuing the marathon theme, Maurice Glatzhofer ran the Amsterdam marathon, his official time was 04:05:14. Maurice said “I was on track for sub 4hrs, but a dodgy knee didn't help. Great atmosphere though with superb support.”
At the Great Eastern Run in Peterborough, Mel Flynn was delighted to achieve a massive half marathon PB today, finishing in 1:56:41. This was 10 minutes quicker than her lifetime PB (set in 2010) and 14 minutes better than her recent PB – set earlier this year. Mel said “I was only aiming for just under 2 hours so was thrilled to be several minutes under! This was a fantastic flat course with lots of enthusiastic supporters along the route”. Also running was Adam Bowller, finishing in 1:10:28, snatching a 94 second pb and 7th place overall. Karen Townsend completed the PB full house with a time of 1:26:23. Karen commented “the route is certainly a PB route with manageable elevation and lots of support around the course”.
Nick Malpeli ran the Bath Half Marathon, despite the weather forecast earlier in the week the sun shone as he finished in just 1:19:49, gaining him the third MV55 place. Nick said “running London marathon two weeks ago didn't have too bad an impact, but I certainly slowed down towards the end of the race”. Also running was new member James Godfrey. He also secured a shiny new PB of 1:36:41, beating his previous record by just over 5 minutes.
Continuing an amazing year of racing, Elwyn Howell travelled to one of his favourite races – the Oxford half. He completed the half marathon in a new PB of 1:41:16, beating his previous best at Cambridge by 5 seconds and shaving 9 minutes off his previous course record.
Down at the Great south run, Tom Webb finished in 28th place with a very impressive time of 53:28 over the 10 miles. Also running was Darren Sunter who finished 39th in a time of 54:53.
Over at the Cambridge Town and Gown 10k, Ian Harvey had a fantastic run with a time of 40.20, a 10km PB. He said “the first 5km was in 19.24, which would also be a 5km PB”. Joining him was Andreea Weisl-Shaw who also beat her previous best with a PB of 55:29. Andreea was very pleased with the result, commenting “This was my first race of this magnitude and on a beautiful sunny morning, with close to 2k runners on the course, I really enjoyed it”. Matthew Ronayne also ran, finishing in an excellent time of 39.17.
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