Paris Marathon on Sunday 15th April. The unseasonably hot weather did
cause a few problems as temperatures soared to 26 degrees and some of
the feeding stations suffered a shortage of water.
Hannah Stevens completed her first Marathon in an excellent 3 hours 51
minutes, with Jamie Cherrie, also making it a first at the distance,
achieving a creditable 4 hours 34 minutes. Fay Stanton, who finished
in 4:53, said that, while it was very hot, it was a great course and
there was a very good atmosphere on the day.
The competitors in the 27th London Marathon also experienced
uncomfortable temperatures for the time of year, but many runners
still produced good results on the day.
Ian Sills finished his inaugural Marathon in an impressive 2:56,
putting him in 596th place overall. Ian Rowland came in not far
behind in 2:59 in his 13th Marathon to date, placing him 824th
overall. Stuart Hay completed the course in 3:20, 2322nd, with Anne
Hay finishing in 3:43, 5738th. Pete McIvor, also taking part in his
first ever Marathon, finished well in 3:49 and 5834th overall, with
Frank Weissgerber finishing in 3:58, 7397th, and Val Herring finishing
in 4:40, putting her in 18583rd place overall.
Well done everyone