Chelmsford Marathon Weekend

Another exciting weekend of racing with a strong number of runners attending races from Suffolk to Harwich

First race on Saturday was the CTS Suffolk marathon with Lee Baynton racing and retaining his title in an impressive 3hs 8minutes.
But Lee’s racing weekend didn’t stop there! (More below)

On Sunday a strong and prepared group of runners ran the 5th Chelmsford marathon in ideal weather conditions. First home was Ben Green in 2hrs42mins a new PB by 6 min and 4th overall, second home was Lee Baynton in 3hrs4min followed closely by Stephen Burton, Keiron McGill, Steve Wise, Mark Cowan, Sean Allison and Ian Caldwell completing his first marathon. Stephen Burton achieved first in his age category and a new club record

A great race also for the ladies with Ann Reed and Susanna Stidston completing the tough 26.2mile distance .Ann Reed added Chelmsford marathon to her collection, running 3 marathons in 5 weeks.

Closer to home turf a strong team attended the nearby neighbouring host Leigh on Sea 10km . First home for the men in 8th overall was Damien Harvey, followed closely by Ciaran Daniel Bryn, Michael Waters, Graham Douglas and Terrence Allen

Last but not least was the Essex championship Wix 5 mile race, a full competitive field of 455 runners
First home for the men was Andrew Low in 28:24 and 18th overall, followed by Nick Rankin, Alan Clark, Brian Venton, Steve Churchyard, Andrew Watson and Kevin Judge.
Hannah Watson was the first BRC lady home finishing in an impressive time of 34:49 and first in the U18F category, followed strongly by Sam Venton with a 2 1/2min PB