Many Congratulations to everyone who ran the London Marathon yesterday! - 27/4/15

In perfect running conditions Thames flew a number of Saltires around the iconic course. First home was Andrew Lawrence (running for Morpeth) in 2:29:13; followed very closely by Gordon Pearce with a huge PB of 2:30:38. The Gould family had a particularly successful day, with Nic also running a big PB of 2:33:43, and Annette also clocking a speedy best time of 3:27:31.
Ed Catmur demonstrated his grit and determination by running 2:39:15 despite having pulled his hamstring. David Symons was not far behind in 2:41:03.
The Saltires then flew in thick and fast, with Jamie Hinton running 2:44:03; Toby Pearson in 2:44:34 and just one second later James Whetman in 2:44:35.
Joe Gale did very well to run his first marathon in 2:48:07. Anthony Dootlittle then finished in 2:50:04. Simon Wurr suffered out on the course, but did well to finish in 2:53:54. Peter Woodburn was then not far behind in 2:54:14.
Jarry Watson ran 3:04:52 and I was pleased to bump into Julian Gordon on my way home, who ran 4:50 and was 65th in the V70 category.
After Annette the girls came in pretty close together, with Charlotte Saunders running a best time of 3:28:19; and Kimberley Bainbridge running 3:30:57. Jane Snell also had a good run to finish in 3:49:29.
A special mention must go to Chris Finill who has yet again managed to run every single London Marathon in under three hours! This year clocking 2:52:39. A seriously impressive achievement.
Commiserations to Matt Jones and Andy Weir who had to pull out of the race due to injury.

Ilona Kriauzaite ran the Madrid Rock and Roll Marathon in 4:20:58; just one week after running the Manchester Marathon so hopefully her legs are not too sore!

OUR STAR GIRL ALEX COOK breaks record, wins Exmoor CTS Marathon - 15/4/15

Wow what a stunner: In her own words, Alex says she must have been a mountain goat in another life

Alexandra Cook ran in the CTS Exmoor Marathon on Saturday and not only won her race, but was 5th overall and beat the ladies' course record by a cool 14.1 minutes. Gritty Alex is...... She ran over 27 miles along cliff top paths, steep downhills (not her best skill Alex admitted) and an ascent of 5251 metres, Alex came out very much on top of the world. WELL DONE ALEX and the very best of luck in the Ultra next month which is also on Exmoor.

The Exmoor Marathon - 14/4/15

Many congratulations to Alex Cook who won the over distance Exmoor marathon (27.1 miles) in 4 hours 14 minutes. The race was run over a tough cross-country course which included 5500ft of climbing. Alex also got the course record by a stonking 14 minutes.

The Rotterdam Marathon - 14/4/15

Well done to Alex MacKula who ran a very evenly paced marathon to finish Rotterdam Marathon in 3:31:36.