And so into April and the heart of the spring marathon season. Starting in Manchester where Chris Oddy ran an excellent 2.23,within seconds of his 2021 PB. Fred D had a super debut,running 2.43 with a notable negative split, whilst James Smith ran a very impressive 2.59, breaking the iconic barrier at 43 and having improved by over 20 minutes since we linked up 10 months ago.
A week later in Brighton Will Green placed an impressive 3rd overall, his 2.30.02 no mean result on the undulating course and particularly swift as he is now 47.
Then onto Boston, never the fastest route with its famous hills in the last third and it's often tricky weather which this year brought a headwind for the point to point course. Particular credit then to the 4 coachees who excelled there. Megan A running a 4 minute PB of 3.15 to reflect her onward improvement across distances; Paul Piper 2.28 to complete his sub 2.30 portfolio across the 6 world majors; and super close to PB results by Jeremy Agnew, 2.41 at age 46, and 2.54 by Andy Yiannouzis.