Brighton Marathon – Sunday 14th April 2019
A Brighton-bound coach full of runners and supporters left Ashford in the early hours of Sunday morning. Paul Ridley was first home for the club with a PB of 3:09:49, closely followed by Julius Samson in 3:10:17. Carl Ireland was next over the finish line in 3:38:54, followed by Rob Barton with a PB of 3:47:25. Max Dallison finished in 4:01:23, followed by Ricky Hickman in a PB time of 4:10:43. One of only 102 runners to have competed in every one of the ten Brighton Marathons to date, Steve Hickman finished in 4:11:53; the achievement was marked with a distinctive bib and commemorative medal. Making his marathon debut, Shaun Snowwolf-Harris completed the course in 4:27:55. Mark Cleworth was next home for the club in 4:34:32. Also marking their marathon debuts, Keith Lynn finished in 4:48:40, followed by Hugh Scarlin in 4:57:19. Paul Spencer was next man home for the club in 5:09:35.
In her first marathon Becks Macey ran an superb time of 3:28:57. Gill O’Connor claimed 2nd in her age category with a time of 3:38:32. Christine Costiff crossed the finish line 60 seconds later, placing her 4th in the age category with a time of 3:39:32. Sandi Mortimer broke through the four-hour time barrier, achieving a PB of 3:57:14. Tracey Calnan was next lady home for the club in 4:04:37. Sarah Homewood achieved a PB time of 4:36:03, followed by Ailis Goddard in 4:47:33 and Kim McHenry in 5:31:55.
BM 10k- Sunday 14th April 2019
Lucy Johnstone continued her London Marathon preparation, completing the Brighton Marathon 10k race in 58:30.
Marathon de Paris -Sunday 14th April 2019
Across the Channel, two A&D runners competed in the Marathon de Paris. Marking his 50th marathon to date, and his 5th so far this year, Rik Holden completed the course in 3:32:00. Karine Reid achieved a PB time of 5:18:47.
Jamaica Pond Parkrun, Boston, USA – Saturday 13th April 2019
Across the Atlantic Scotty Lynch (25:06) and Andrew Noble (25:27) completed the 5K around Boston’s Jamaica Pond, ready for the city’s prestigious Marathon on Monday.