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  • Noel Carmody

Weekly Update - 26th Apr. 2023

TCS London Marathon

The London Marathon returned to its traditional April date this year and was the biggest ever, organisers said, with more than 48,000 runners taking to the wet streets of London, up from 40,643 in 2022. Eighteen Cambridge Harriers took part with eight running sub-3 hours and six bettering the automatic championship qualifying standards of 2:40:00 for men or 3:14:00 for women.

Current Club President Dean Lacy led the club home, recording a time of 2:27:16, his fastest time since 2012. Thomas Brooke again impressed, reducing his personal best by almost fifteen minutes with a time of 2:29:33. Another to impress was Lucy Foreman who dipped under three hours with 2:58:05 reducing her personal best by eight minutes. James Pitts missed a PB by a mere six seconds.

A good debut marathon for Ross May with a time of 2:39:20. Louise Ahrendsen, who lives in Switzerland, made her debut in the blue of Cambridge Harriers and a special mention to Maria Macdonald and Alex Tringham who ran their second marathon in six days having run the Boston Marathon the previous Monday.

Dean Lacy - Thomas Brooke - Phillip Dickens

James Pitts - Lucy Foreman - Ian Miller

Results (overall placing): 68. Dean Lacy 2:27:16, 120. Thomas Brooke 2:29:33, 445. Phillip Dickens 2:37:56, 555. Ross May 2:39:20, 1494. Dmitrij Savickij 2:50:17, 2370. James Pitts 2:57:07, 2584. Lucy Foreman 2:58:05, 2974. Rob Shearer 2:59:50, 3011. Christian Poulton 3:00:07, 3071. Luke Martin 3:00:32, 3465.Raymond Ramsay 3:03:50, 3583. Louise Ahrendsen 3:04:44, 4776. Tom Coghill 3:12:15, 6944. Ian Miller 3:23:42, 9898. Rose Baker 3:34:53, 12950. Matthew Durrant 3:45:25, 26357 Maria Macdonald 4:27:21, 31310. Alex Tringham 4:44:48. (Apologies to anybody that has been missed - usually due to club not being recorded).

Updated Road Running GP standings can be viewed here.

TCS London Mini Marathon

World 1500m champion Jake Wightman (who ran the Mini Marathon on two occasions) was the official starter for the biggest ever TCS Mini London Marathon on Saturday. Now in its second year as a stand-alone event, held the day before the TCS London Marathon, a total of 10,000 children and young people had registered to take part. The event consists of a 2.6k race, all held around St James’s Park and sharing the same world-famous Finish Line on The Mall as the marathon.

High place finishes were recorded by Iris Williams who was third in the U15G race, Olly Buck eighth U17M and Amelia Lawrence 12th U17W.

Left: Celia Allen - Delilah Lester - Celia Yeatman - Sophia-Rose Bonnar

Right: Iris Williams - Emer Tynan - Sophia Pawa - Alina Pape

Left: Oliver Cook - Tom Ravenscroft - Joshua Wellings - Amirat Iyengar - Henry Reynolds

Right: Evie Ravenscroft - Inez Rice - Mia Harris - Amelia Lawrence

Results: U13B: 56 Monty Brown 9:47; U15B: 29 Joshua Wellings 8:45, 77 Oliver Cook 9:30, 78 Amirat Iyengar 9:30, 115 Tom Ravenscroft 10:09, 148 Henry Reynolds 11:19; U17M: 8 Olly Buck, 8:02, 37 Aidan Newton 8:34, 63 Samuel Holloway 8:59; U13G: 29 Celia Yeatman 10:11, 50 Delilah Lester 10:39, 51 Celia Allen 10:41, 67 Meredith Cummins 10:56, 80 Sophia-Rose Bonnar 11:06; U15G: 3 Iris Williams 9:11, 20 Emer Tynan 9:47, 94 Sophia Pawa 11:14; U17W: 12 Amelia Lawrence 9:36, 78 Mia Harris 11:45, 82 Evie Ravenscroft 11:50, 85 Inez Rice 12:01, 109 Alina Pape 14:31.

Friday Night under the Lights 5k, Battersea Park

The weekend’s road running action started at Battersea Park on Friday evening, where a series of 5 kilometres road races were held. Holly Dixon finished in a time of 16:16 and third fastest female on the night. Chris Loudon (M35) recorded a personal best of 14:52 and there were inaugural personal bests for U20 Angus Vosper (15:55) and Georgia Huddleston (18:31).


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