Possibly the best day in the history of local running club
After all the months and miles of training the big day finally arrived for those Newark Striders who were running the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon. There was an amazing turnout of 17, the most club members ever in a single marathon, many running the 26.2 mile distance for the first time.
First to finish was Mark Jackson in a brilliant new PB and club record time of 3 hours 12 minutes and 6 seconds, second was Christopher Young in 3:26:25, third Jon Rawson 4:16:51 followed by Jason Cobb completing his first marathon in 4:17:10. Next home were our first and second lady finishers Sara Carter 4:22:51 PB and Hannah Thomson 4:32:43 PB. Steven Padgett 4:42:42 PB alongside Simon Palmer 4:42:43, third lady Becky Clift 4:48:09 PB, Donna Wright and Matt Pattinson 4:50:29 PB, Niceeta Padgett PB and Jacqui Jackson together in 4:54:12, Stacey Atkins, Sarah-Jane Cobb PB and Kath Scott crossed the line in 5:32:15 then Anthea Moisey 5:57:26 PB.
Elsewhere, Mark Winter was competing in the Rutland Spring Half Marathon, finishing in 1:45:06. Jan Bailey and Dave Dews completed the Belvoir Half Marathon; Jan finished in 1:20:08 PB and Dave in 1:44:08, cruelly 1 second outside his PB. Rob Wilkinson represented Striders in the Sheffield Half Marathon and completed the 13.1 miles in 2:26:24. Peter Davis finished 14th overall in the Friskney Half Marathon in a time of 1:40:10 and was the winner in his age category. Karen Hichisson travelled to the south coast for the Bournemouth Bay 10K and finished in a time of 55:57 whilst Dan Endersby ran in the Bourne 10K. That's 523 miles of racing in a single Sunday. Well done everyone.