Royston Runners take the challenge
SIX Royston Runners completed this year s Edinburgh Marathon. Tony Price, Paul Haynes, David Marriage, Geoff Russell, Karl Howard, and Jane Landon took part in the challenging race, alongside 6,500 other competitors. Starting in the city s Regents Road,
SIX Royston Runners completed this year's Edinburgh Marathon.
Tony Price, Paul Haynes, David Marriage, Geoff Russell, Karl Howard, and Jane Landon took part in the challenging race, alongside 6,500 other competitors.
Starting in the city's Regents Road, the course followed the coast road out to Gosford House, before heading back to Musselburgh Race Course where the runners were treated to a grandstand finish.
First home for the Runners was Price, with a time of 3 hours 20 minutes 58 seconds. Haynes was next in, 3:46.48, ahead of Marriage, 3:46.57, Russell, 3:51.5, Howard, 3:58.7, and Landon 4:30.47 secs.
Both Haynes and Marriage registered personal bests.
Haynes said: "It was a fantastic day, the weather was near perfect, and although the wind was strong in places, to finish in finish in front of so many cheering spectators was great.
- 1 Street Food Heroes return to Royston
- 2 Recap: Thameslink passengers urged to delay travel due to 'incidents'
- 3 Last-ball victory keeps Reed on the rise up the Championship
- 4 Recap: Tree on the tracks disrupts London, Stansted and Cambridge trains
- 5 A-level results 2022: When is results day and what can I expect?
- 6 Grandad celebrates 18th sailing championship win
- 7 Product sold at Tesco recalled due to risk of disease-causing bacteria
- 8 Hertfordshire under Met Office yellow warning for storms
- 9 Vintage tractor run to raise money for churches
- 10 Recap: Wire damage disrupts Hitchin and Peterborough trains
"I'm very pleased for all of us, because we trained really hard for the event - which makes it all worthwhile."
n Reed Cricket Club's first team wicketkeeper Simon Jackson swapped his gloves for running shoes and completed the course in an impressive time of 2 hours 58 minutes 36 seconds to set a new personal best.
He said: "I was really pleased with the time, especially in beating the three-hour barrier, making the hours of training worthwhile.