Race Update 26th February

Thorpe Park Marathon
Andrew Low of Benfleet Running Club, proved his amazing run of form again at Thorpe Park Half Marathon. Low not only secured 26th place overall, but he also managed to cross the line in first place in the V45 category in 01:17:03. Michael Banham also of Benfleet RC also delivered an excellent performance with a time of 01:33:52. Husband and wife team Ann and Paul Reed  from BRC crossed the line together in 1:59 with the Red and White contingent closing with Alex Brooks who secured a time of 02:07:43 in his first Half Marathon
Roding Valley Half Marathon
Tough conditions with early rain greeted the Benfleet Running Club runners at the undulating Roding Valley Half Marathon. The day settled allowing the Benfleet runners to pace each other around for the early stages of the race. First Benfleet man over the line was Graham Douglass with an 8 minute personal best at 01:50:19. Continuing her series of charity runs, Isla Sinclair was the next to finish the race in 01:52:04, the 26 female to finish. Mark Cowan was the next to finish in 01:52:50. The day was wrapped up for Benfleet Running Club with Kay Markwick crossing the line in 02:23:02.