Benfleet Running Club took to the congested streets of the Capital last weekend for the 36th London Marathon. First runner home was James Caldon with a 4 minute PB of 2:40:30. Andy Low achieved an 8 minute personal best of 2:40:41, setting a new Vet 40 club record in the process. Dan Carter capped off his third sub-three-hour marathon this year in 2:47:44, followed by Paul Todd in 2:52:03. Next to finish was Tim Tomlins in 3:11:44. Joining the sub-four-hour club was John Goud (3:13:11), Jayne Stacey (3:30:12), John Hanrahan (3:31:43), Shelley Hall with a 3 minute PB of 3:41:17, Nikki Leigh (3:57:44) and Chris Wright (3:57:08). Ange Hall secured a 3 minute personal best of 4.00.25. Tarnya Parker, Alison Horsley and Katie Wilkinson completed the course in 4:00:25, 4:05:07 and 4:10:41 respectively. Mark Cowan finished in 4:15:22, tailed by Jessica Dudley (4:26:25), Kandy Roscoe (4:30:53) and Kevin Judge (4:31:21). Phillippa Baillie broke the five-hour boundary in 4:55:00, with Kevin Massey trailing just behind in 5:00:02. Audrey Morris was the next runner home in 5:09:31. Other five-hour finishers include Kay Markwick (5:12:54), Morgan Reddish (5:21:14), Ian Jordan (5:21:54), Lee Allen (5:45:56), Aoife Howell (5:47:51) and Grace Whitwell (5:48:02). Matt-Harper Ward – decked head to toe in snowboarding gear on behalf of the charity WellChild – made it round it in 5:59:00. Other BRC competitors include Tracey Fagg (6:02:08) Natalie Kitchen (6:02:09), Martin Jobson (6:02:18) Tracey Meyers (6:55:26) and Tracy Powell (7:09:14).
The runners were supported throughout by a robust army of Benfleet marshalls.
Vienna City Marathon
Benfleet Running Club member Ciaran Bryn conquered the Vienna City Marathon in 3:18:26.