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Written by Sport4Salisbury Reporter   
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:35

CITY of Salisbury’s biggest ever group of runners qualifying for the Virgin Money London Marathon made their mark on Sunday’s outstanding renewal of the race.

The club had 18 finishers, led by the in-form Stuart Holloway, who knocked eight minutes off his previous best at the distance.

World-class professional Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race in 2:05.48, while the women’s title went to fellow-Kenyan Mary Keitany with 2:17.01.

Among 40,000 starters, Holloway made the most of the cool conditions, going through the 13-mile checkpoint at halfway near Tower Bridge in one hour and 13 minutes. He crossed the finishing on the Mall in an excellent clubrunners’ time of 2:30.41.

James Mills also did well to beat three hours, clocking 2:55.43.

Endurance specialist Phil Smith was timed at 3:04.03, closely followed by Rithy Hy 3:04.49, Nick Cooke 3:15.30, Angus Paton 3:27.38, Andy Budgell 3:38.49, Melanie Murphy 3:44.57, Darren Neale 3:45.26 and Nick Willetts 3:55.48.

In increasingly warm sunshine, James Welsh made the finish in 4:11.00, then came Jane Whiteley 4:28.44, Charlotte Ingram 4:34.32, Charlotte Morton-Haworth 5:06.45, Gavin Barrett also 5:06.45, Chrissy Gorham 5:14.35, Colin Martin 5:24.14 and Marie Manning 6:37.20.

A dedicated quartet of James Ballard, Steve Mitchell, Andy Fallon and Liz Roberts added further to the Salisbury numbers by completing the 26.2 miles in reverse in the official ‘midnight marathon’ running through the night in the hours before the start of the main event.

Meanwhile, closer to home at the Southampton marathon, Peter Callanan recorded a good 3:16.17, with Mike White clipping half a minute off his personal best with 3:30.38. Then came Phil Perry in 3:46.46, Richard Larcombe 3:49.41 and Nick Hudson who reached the finish in five hours despite injury.

In the linked half-marathon, Mike Brewster took second spot in his age group with 1:25.07 followed by Lee Syrett 1:32.00, the improving Jef Hutchby 1:59.47, Hannah Reeves 2:11.21 and Jana Tomblin 2:11.37.


Report by John Ruskin


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