Weekend update

Nick Goolab podium with Sesseman and Fitzgibbon mile

This weekend, some of our best endurance runners were in Brighton for the 10k and the marathon, which produced the biggest field of the weekend.  With over 13,000 finishers in the combined road events and great weather it was the place to be for a PB!  The 10k winner, Nick Goolab (28:22) is pictured above along with another sub 29 man Phil Sesemann (28:58 in 5th place overall). 

Peter Le Grice (handicap -5.4) was the overall marathon winner in a PB of 2:16:22 almost two minutes ahead of runner-up Paul Navesey (handicap -4.8) with Ian Leitch (handicap -4.0) completing the podium in 2:18:33.

The women's marathon saw Helen Davies (handicap -0.5) head the field in a new PB of 2:34:06 well ahead of Jill Collett (handicap 2.0) who ran 2:48:14.

The accompanying Brighton 10k proved to be the headline event with Nick Goolab (handicap -5.7) running an awesome 28:22 at the front of the field with major battle behind him for the English championship medals with Adam Hickey (handicap -5.8) winning the runners up spot ahead of Andy Heyes (handicap -5.5) in 28:53 and 28:56 respectively. The top six all ran lifetime bests.

Mick Hill (handicap -1.5) was the top M40 with an impressive comeback and a 31:40 clocking.

Steph Twell (handicap -1.8) showed her rivals a clean pair of heels as she won by over a minute on the South coast, smashing her personal best in the process. Getting the better of her fellow GB internationals Mhairi MacLennan (handicap -1.2) and Emily Hosker-Thornhill (handicap -1.5), who clocked 32.59 and 33.03 respectively, Twell stopped the clock in 31.58, to put herself 13th on the UK all-time list. Such is the strength in depth in British female distance running at the moment, she sits third on the 2019 rankings.

Grace Copeland (handicap 2.7) was an impressive u20 winner with a PB of 33:54

Some of the bigger races of the weekend were:

 Brighton Marathon

 - 10,229

 Sheffield Half Marathon

 - 6,034

 Brighton 10K

 - 3,322 

 Mersey Tunnel 10K

 - 2,191

 Bushy parkrun

 - 1,232

 Vale of York 10

 - 1,216

Other results via the following links:


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