Some excellent runs to finish the spring marathon season. In the Cheshire elite marathon Martin Green was Mr Consistent as ever and powered round in 2.31, at age 47 one of the very top in Britain, and indeed Europe, in his age group. Also a 5 minute PB of 3.12 by Ben M in Dorney while jet setting Gloria B at 54 years youn ran a well judged 5 min PB with 3.42 in Copenhagen .
Stepping down distance, Hallam Girardet in Wales continues to progress and won both the Wye Valley 10k and the Severn bridge half marathon, setting a fine PB of 74.12 on a hilly course. Nick Impey, having now turned 40, actually equalled his PB with 69.18 in the Gold Coast half marathon in Australia, having won a swathe of Singapore parkruns and placed second in Vietnam's ho chi minh half marathon. By way of novelty Nick dabbled with his ultra debut, which turned out to be a hilly off road 56k in the tropics of Singapore. Which turned out to be a race he won!
Paul Piper trimmed his own parkrun PB to 15.30 at Dulwich, won the Harry Hawkes 10 miles in a controlled sub maximal 54.18 and ran a strong 69.35 at the Great North Run. Martin Green snatched wins at the half marathons in Conwy, Lancaster and Bedford over summer with perhaps his strongest result being in the Bristol 10k, clocking 33.16 as he builds towards his autumn marathon.