In what were great London Marathon running conditions, Lucy Ashe was the first Harrow athlete home in a resounding 2hours 54:38 mins whilst Ever Present Chris Finill was also under the 3 hour barrier with 2:57:42!
Danny Watkins had another consistent marathon with his 3:26:32 clocking and Paul McGrath was also stepping up in distance to run 4:32:00.
It was also great to see two other Club members in Lyndsey Fairweather (4:32:35) and Julie Peris (5:15:27) taking to the capitals streets in splendid fashion – well done all! Marathon results are here and just waiting for the mini-marathon times to come through.
The results from todays league opener at Bannisters should be available sometime this weekend but here are a few photos to highlight some of our athletes.
For those of you who live in Harrow you may have spotted an article on Pinner athlete Emma Hilton in the April edition of “Harrow People”. Having been the recipient of a heart transplant at the tender young age of 12, Emma has gone onto compete in the World Transplant Games and is currently coached by Steve Allen at the Bannister track and training for this years games in Malaga. We wish her well and you can read the full article here!
Our last winter race of the season left us frustrated despite our best efforts. A few late withdrawals meant we were just short of fielding a full team. Our 10 runners still had a good day out at the sunny but windy Gravesend cyclo-park course. With short legs of 2.6 and long legs of 4 miles, the course was undulating and very windy in parts but saw some strong runs from the squad.
Special thanks to Paul McGrath who was on standby until a few days before the race and made a good club debut. Sean Ledger also helped the team out despite working his way back to full fitness. He only agreed to run as his girlfriend was due to race. However she ended up pulling out due to illness but Sean still made the journey to Kent!
The Club hosted the Harrow Borough trials today for the London Mini Marathon event which is due on 23rd April on the morning of the London Marathon.
Well done to all the athletes who ran and many thanks to all the volunteers and helpers who came along today to make the event run smoothly.
The results are now available online here. Ps: would Callum Smyth in the U17’s event please contact Mike Lepps asap.