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Robin Hood Half

We are pleased to bring you the results from this weekend on our results page

In the last six days we have added 72,761 performances to our database from 275 events.

The big events were:

Robin Hood Half Marathon - 6,585 finishers
Ealing Half Marathon - 3,983 finishers
Windsor Half Marathon - 3,738 finishers
Bupa Great Yorkshire Run 10K - 3,608 finishers
Baxters Loch Ness 10K - 2,631 finishers
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon (Inc Scottish Champs) - 2,264 finishers
BMW Berlin Marathon - 1,923 (British) finishers
Barns Green Half Marathon - 1,240 finishers
Redcar Half Marathon - 1,155 finishers
Bushy Park parkrun 5K Event 483 - 963 finishers

The BMW Berlin Marathon, known for its flat and fast course and held every year in late September when conditions are almost always cool but dry, saw Wilson Kipsang from Kenya set a new world record of 2:03:23. However, according to our handicap scoring system the course only warranted an SSS score of 1.4 and this suggests that conditions were certainly not perfect. This score is only marginally better than the 1.5 that the Virgin London Marathon got in April. John Glibert (handicap MINUS 4.2) was the first British finisher. He demonstrated his strength over the marathon with a time of 2:19:11 that took his handicap back down to the all-time low of MINUS 4.2 that he achieved at the 2013 Virgin London Marathon. Gladys Ganiel (handicap 0.1), from North Belfast, also reduced her handicap score to an all-time low with her time of 2:39:26.

Despite very warm and somewhat breezy conditions the Robin Hood Half Marathon's SSS was 0.6 giving the runners the chance to improve their half marathon times. The event, that also included the marathon and a mini-marathon, saw almost 10,000 runners across the three events. Paralympic gold medallist, Richard Whitehead, who has just completed 40 marathons in 40 days gave a speech to the runners at the start of the event.

Aaron Scott (handicap MINUS 3.9) won the half marathon in 66:54 and was closely followed by Alastair Watson handicap (MINUS 4.0) in 66:58 and Darren Deed (handicap MINUS 3.6) in 77:16.

Poline Wanjiku (handicap 1.0) was the first female finisher in 76:10 with Perendis Lekapana (handicap 3.1) not far behind in 76:44. Nicki Nealon (handicap 5.0) claimed 3rd spot with 82:10 and Sarah Cooney 4th with 82:27. Nicola Green (handicap 4.4) finised 5th in 83:27  and Helen Grainger (handicap 6.7) claimed 6th with 85:31.

Neil Renault (handicap MINUS 3.1) won the full marathon, that was given an SSS of 1.8 in 2:27:08. Stuart Spencer (handicap MINUS 3.1) finished in 2nd with a time of 2:35:27 and James Moles (handicap 0.9)  had a great run for 3rd and a time of 2:43:36. First female was Melissa Pritchard (handicap 10.9) who broke the 3 hour barrier with 2:59: 13.

The Ealing Half Marathon (SSS 0.8) was won by Matthew Kiprotich Kimutai (handicap MINUS 3.9) with Colin Leak (handicap MINUS 1.6) in 2nd. Gladys Ruto (handicap 1.9) was the first woman and Katie Webster (handicap 2.1) was 2nd.

The Windsor Half Marathon was won by Kojo Kyereme (handicap MINUS 3.6) and given as SSS score of 1.8. The first woman was Lesley Locks (handicap 1.7).

Ryan McLeod (handicap MINUS 4.9) repeated his victory at the Great North 10k by winning the BUPA Great Yorkshire 10k (SSS 1.1). His time of 29:40 was his fastest for the year. The race came down to a thrilling finish between himself and Yared Hagos (handicap MINUS 4.1) who ran 29:45. Gemma Steel (handicap MINUS 1.5) won the women's race in 32:20 from World Marathon 10th placer, Susan Partridge (handicap MINUS 1.2) who ran her best time ever of 33:18. Jilly Woodthorpe (handicap 0.5) continued her recent fine form by running a time of 34:58 for 3rd.

Megan Crawford (handicap 4.5) took full advantage of perfect running conditions to set a new women's course record at the Baxters Loch Ness marathon  on her debut at the distance with a time of 2:46:35. The Edinburgh-based runner shaved two secs off the previous leading mark for the course set by Ethiopia's Dinknnesh Mekash Tefara in 2010. Crawford pulled away from Romanian favourite Alina Nituleasa after the halfway mark and went on to win by more than three minutes. She was ecstatic about winning the race and collecting her first national title. She said "I had absolutely no expectations as it was my first marathon but it's a nice feeling to win. I knew I was running well in the lead up to the race as I finished third in the Moray half marathon recently. After that I felt I could run a decent marathon time but I had no idea how it might go. I ran with the Romanian runner until around the halfway point when I began to get away and from there on I just kept going."

Manchester-based Kenyan Tarus Elly (handicap MINUS 2.6) was an impressive winner of the men's race in what was also his first attempt at the distance. Kenyan Tarus Elly comes originally from the western Kenyan villageof Eldoret, which has produced so many world class distance runners over the years.

The 28 year-old never looked to be in any danger of losing and although his winning time of 2hr 27min 21sec was more than seven minutes outside the course record set by his compatriot Simon Tonui (handicap 0.8) in 2009, Elly looked as though he is capable of running faster in the future. He said: "I was very cautious at the start because it was my first marathon. But after six miles I was feeling good and I thought that the other guys wouldn't be able to stay with me. "I began to pull away and ran the rest of the race on my own. Before the start I was looking for a time of between 2:28and 2:30, so I am very happy to get 2:27. The course is really good and I couldn't believe how perfect the conditions were. It was amazing. Now that I've done my first marathon I know what it's all about and I'd really like to come back next year and hopefully run much quicker." 

EdinburghUniversity's Patryk Gierjatowicz (handicap MINUS 2.5) picked up the Scottish marathon title when finishing runner-up in 2:30:49.  The postgraduate maths student becomes the first Polish athlete to win the national title.  Although delighted to win the award Gierjatowicz was disappointed with his time. He said: "I'm pleased to be Scottish champion but my time wasn't so good as its about four minutes outside my best. I slowed down quite a lot over the final two miles. It's frustrating because I have been injured recently and wasn't able to do all the training I wanted to do."

Ross Clark (handicap 0.0) smashed his previous best time to finish in third position overall and second in the national championship. He said "I can't believe it. I've taken seven minutes off my previous best time which I set at Rotterdamlast year. I've trained really hard for this race and I was aiming for a place in the top ten but to finish third and win a national medal is just amazing. -I had an added incentive as I was also running to raise funds for Yorkhill children's hospital as my nephew was looked after there and I wanted to support their work."


John Newsom (handicap MINUS 3.5) gave his Commonwealth Games marathon qualification hopes a major boost by winning the Baxters River Ness 10K in impressive style. The Nairn-based runner, who competes for Central AC, raced home in 30min  35secs to defeat Dermot Cummins (handicap MINUS 3.7) by 15 secs while the 2011 race winner, Kyle Greig (handicap MINUS 2.8), was a further 51secs seconds behind in third position. Newsom said “I put in an effort to get away from Dermot after about 6.5Km and from there on I just pushed hard all the way to the finish. I'm pleased with the performance as I've now got only four weeks until I do the Frankfurtmarathon. I ran there last year, but this time I'm treating it more seriously and I'd like to think I can have a real go at getting the Commonwealth qualifying time of 2hr 19mins."


Cummins, who led in the early stages had to settle for second position while Greig was disappointed to finish third for the second year in a row despite being just three seconds outside his personal best for the distance.


Keith Hood (handicap MINUS 1.1) won the over-40's prize when finishing fourth overall in 31:57 while Stan Mackenzie (Forres Harriers) led the way in the over-50's when placing ninth in 33:31. Alex Sutherland (handicap 6.8) won the over-60's prize when clocking an impressive time of 40min 11 secs for 69th position of 2,506 finishers.

Great Britain international Rhona Auckland (handicap 1.0) retained the women's title when recording 34min 34secs, which is one second quicker than the previous year. The Edinburgh University student, who was competing for the first time since finishing ninth at the European under-23 championships in Finlandin July, was happy with her performance. She said "I moved into the lead after the first mile and after that I never really looked back. I was happy with the result as it's my first race since July and my time is similar to last year."


Nicola Gauld (handicap 2.0) occupied the runner-up position for the second year in a row and her time of 35:15 is the second fastest she has run this year. Sarah Liebnitz (handicap 4.7), who won the Buckie 10Km earlier this month, finished third in 37:51, an improvement of 68secs on her previous best time for the distance.


Fiona MacRitchie (handicap 8.5) won the over-40 age division prize in 41:14 with Sue Spong (handicap 11.2) leading home the over-50's in 44:43 and Anne Docherty (handicap 18.4) topping the over-60's age group in 53:23.

The Scots Alpha quartet of Scott Shaw, Ross McBride, Andy Richards and James Copeland won the Corporate Team Challenge competition.

Norwegian runner Gjermund Groven finished ahead of a field of close to 1,700 runners to win in the Baxters River Ness 5K. The Bergenathlete was meant to have been competing in the marathon but was unable to do so after he went down with a bad cold. He said "I ran my first marathon here a few years ago and I was looking forward to doing it again as I thought I would be able to run a personal best time. However, I caught a cold which I just couldn't shake off. I knew I wasn't fit enough to run in the marathon but I still wanted to come, so I decided to do the 5K instead."


Well done to all who raced this weekend. We hope to have the results of September's Reward Running for you at the end of this week!