2 marathons to report on for Long Eaton running Club. The Toronto Marathon was a fantastic one for Neil Renault with his time of 2:18:50 putting him 3rd in the British ranking list. A call for the GB team can't be far away, maybe even for 2008 and China. The Berlin Marathon was also a good one for Sean Matthews and Ian Chant, with a new PB for 26.2 miles for Ian, with both runners finishing under 3 hours.
Shorter distances of 5 miles and 10k at the Goose Fair Gallop and the Merrill 10k were also very successful with the Club, defending the team prize at the Gallop. The weather was almost perfect for running and the multi-terrain undulating course produced first place for the mens Team, of Luke Seamer 6th and first junior, Alan Seamer 9th and first vet 45 and Phil Abbott finishing 16th in a time of 33.01. Barbara Bostock was also 1st female vet over 45. John Hay, after his new PB in the recent Kibworth Half Marathon, set a time of 36:40 and Stuart Bell in a rare race outing finished 81st.
First was also the position that Rod Harris finished in the Merrill 10k in 32.42. Paul Lewis was 8th in a new PB of 35.17. Ian Chant also scored a PB with 37.14 and 28th and Duncan Gedge set a new best of 46 minutes dead. Sharon Orridge, Monica Fee and Dawn Shillingford also ran the race with Sharon finishing 2nd lady in a time of 38.11. Monica finished 11th lady, back in 42.33 and Dawn set a time of 49.17. It was interesting to note that all of the 12 LERC runners finished well inside 50 minutes and nearly all were in the top half of the field of 349 finishers. Yet another good race for Long Eaton.
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