Manchester Marathon & others!

After the months of training the big day finally arrived for those running the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon and an amazing turnout of 17 Striders covered the 26.2 miles, a significant number for the first time.

First to finish was Mark Jackson in a brilliant new PB time of 3 hours 12 minutes and 6 seconds, second was Christopher Young in 3:26:25 and third was Jon Rawson 4:16:51 followed by Jason Cobb completing his first marathon in a fantastic time of 4:17:10. Next home were our first and second lady finishers Sara Carter 4:22:51 PB and Hannah Thomson 4:32:43 PB. Steven Padgett 4:42:42 PB alongside Simon Palmer 4:42:43, third lady Becky Clift 4:48:09 PB, Donna Wright and Matt Pattinson 4:50:29 PB, Niceeta Padgett PB and Jacqui Jackson together in 4:54:12, Stacey Atkins, Sarah-Jane Cobb PB and Kath Scott 5:32:15 and Anthea Moisey 5:57:26 PB.

Can’t wait to hear all the stories everyone. Elsewhere Mark Winter was competing in the Rutland Spring Half Marathon, finishing in 1:45:06. Jan Bailey and Dave Dews completed the Belvoir Half, Jan finished in 1:20:08 PB and Dave in an excellent time of 1:44:08, cruelly 1 second outside his PB. Dan Endersby ran in the Bourne 10K, finishing in an unofficial time of 55:56.
Well done everyone!