20 BRC runners competed in the hottest London Marathon of all time this weekend, having trained throughout the winter months they took to the streets of London in temperatures exceeding 24 degrees.
With even the elite athletes struggling in some cases, we had PB’s, sub 3 hours times, 1st timers, mad multiple marathoners and even a Guinness world record!
First across the line for Benfleet was Lee Baynton in 2.42.42 a PB of just under 2 minutes and a fantastic position 212 out of over 40,000 starters, next was Andy Low in 2.48.07 in 350 place and 26th in his age category followed up by Chris Wayman the 3rd of our runners to complete in under 3 hours in 2.52.30.
Finishing in sub 3.30 were the following Nick Rankin 3.03.23, Adam Matthews 3.12.25, Peter Stalley 3.12.57 , Dan Carter 3.13.33 (3rd marathon of 7 in 6 weeks) & James Caldon (More later!) in 3.28.48.
Sean Allison (3rd of 3 marathons in 3 weeks) finished in 4.42.50, Kevin Judge 4.56.19, Paul Daly 5.07.20, Sussana Hunt 5.53.58, an injured Mandy Cooper in 6.37.55 and Lee Allen in 6.42.15.
As many of you are aware we also had a club member attempting a world record, James Caldon who is a qualified tennis coach attempted to beat the world record running his 6 London marathon this time dressed as a tennis player with full kit including racket and balls. The record previously set at 3.44 was smashed by James who finished in 3.28.48.
In quite a different race for James he said “The crowd and other runners were amazing all the way through the race, I lost count of the times I got called Roger, Rafa, Andy, Bjorn and many more tennis player names. It was the hardest race I’ve completed with the outfit and the weather but it’s all been for a great cause and we’ve raised some money for our charity, Project Orangutan”
We should also mention all our marshals and supporters on the day who I am sure our runners would want me to extend their thanks to for their cheers and encouragement around the course and on our official marshal point.
FULL RESULTS BELOW
|Place overall||Place gender||Place cat.||Name||Finish|
|212||212||164||» Baynton, Lee (GBR)||02:42:42|
|350||345||26||» Low, Andrew (GBR)||02:48:07|
|544||537||386||» Wayman, Christopher (GBR)||02:52:30|
|1350||1296||11||» Rankin, Nicholas (GBR)||03:03:23|
|2128||2006||412||» matthews, adam (GBR)||03:12:25|
|2186||2057||428||» Stalley, Peter (GBR)||03:12:57|
|2259||2123||1223||» Carter, Dan (GBR)||03:13:33|
|4149||3697||1840||» caldon, james (GBR)||03:28:48|
|6958||5708||2664||» Churchyard, Steven (GBR)||03:46:46|
|9672||2201||322||» Hall, Shelley (GBR)||03:59:53|
|16272||11739||1873||» Douglass, Graham (GBR)||04:31:37|
|19524||5779||3086||» Bath, Georgia (GBR)||04:45:26|
|20965||14622||6940||» Humphrey, Matthew (GBR)||04:51:32|
|22704||7061||600||» Billington, SUSAN (GBR)||04:58:32|
|24605||16731||7997||» Caulfield, Alan John (GBR)||05:07:07|
|24652||16757||2585||» Daly, Paul (GBR)||05:07:20|
|33460||12311||2228||» Hunt, Susanna (GBR)||05:53:58|
|38131||23036||2433||» Allen, Lee (GBR)||06:42:15|