Another grand TV running spectacle yesterday, as the 2019 Virgin London Marathon took to the capital’s streets. 40,000 participants, millions raised for charities, personal bests to aim for and among the professional elite athletes, some truly world class marathon running.
First though: TEAM ELSWICK! – (positions in category):
Richard Houghton 2.59.16 (1153rd). Mark Turnbull 3.04.07 (165th). Jason Old 3.19.06 (660th). Robert Emson 3.22.24 (443rd). Dean Pepperell 3.28.46 (2532nd). Simon Lynch 3.34.11 (1195th). Debra Spoor 3.45.06 (364th). Joanne Brown 4.14.02 (801st). Elspeth Aspinall 4.14.02 (981st). Kay Thompson 5.03.41(1895th). Well done everyone and congratulations!
You have to have to admire Eliud Kipchoge’s world class time of 2.02.37. Simply brilliant. Callum Hawkins from Scotland had a fine return back to the event with a superb 2.08.14. Mo Farah was 5th in a time of 2.05.39. Englands Jonny Mellor ran a fine 2.13.25. In the women’s race another world class performance from Keyna’s Brigid Kosgei: After a slow first half she blew the field away with a second half split of 66 minutes, a finishing time of 2.18.20, saw her take the ladies title. A superb run by England’s Charlotte Purdue in 2.25.38 an a 10th place secures a world championship place and an Olympic slot for Tokyo. Tish Jones ‘famously’ crawled over the fish line to claim a world championship qualifying time of 2.31.00. GB’s Lily Partridge, Hayley Carruthers, Tracy Barlow, Sonia Samuels, Natasha Cockram, finished in 17, 18, 19, 20th positions respectively. Superb running from GB’s women elite athletes.
The same day saw Team Elswick athletes take to he start line on race number two for the club championship: The Terry O’Gara 5 km road race, hosted by Wallsend Harriers at Cobalt Business Park. results here.
Well done everyone, some good times there! Keep it going!
This weeks senior training:
Tuesday: 23 min loop at Walbottle Bank.
Thursday: Indoor circuits followed by 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1 pyramid on the field.