Halstead’s Adam Buckle made it 2 successive weekends of competition over the 13.1 half marathon distance as he followed on from last weeks Ipswich Half Marathon by completing Sunday’s Bristol Half Marathon. Having started strongly Adam was well on track for a PB with less than 3 miles to go, however it wasn’t to be and he finished an agonising few minutes shy of his best time in 1:57:24.
Juan De Gea and Andy Owen opted for Berlin’s Marathon, the course where the current Marathon world record was set last year. A notoriously fast route both De Gea and Owens had strong races and finished within just 7 minutes of each other, with Juan De Gea claiming club bragging rights on this occasion.
Juan De Gea 3:20:21
Andy Owen 3:27:24
Also jetting off this weekend were Chairman Paul Hinsley, Hazel Buist and Rosie Atkins who raced at the Loch Ness Marathon. Raced around the famous Scottish Loch, the 26.2 mile route takes in truly breathtaking views. Recent injury prevented Hazel from running to anywhere near her previous best, however she and Rosie Atkins finished in a very respectable time of 4:56:31. Meanwhile Chairman Paul Hinsley stormed around the route finishing within the top 10 in his age group category in a time of 3:28:52 (pictured at the start, Rosie Atkins, Paul Hinsley and Hazel Buist).
Marathon regulars Andy Wilmot and Dan Smith raced in Saturday evenings Midnight Phoenix Marathon along the banks of the river Thames at Walton-on-Thames.
Dan Smith 4:23:16
Andy Wilmot 4:30:43