Distance Running News, 8-13 April

The Harriers sent a contingent of 6 athletes to the London Marathon and came away with some noteworthy results. The first three Harriers finished within one minute of each other, led by Andy Gore in a time of 2h 42m 58s. This was good enough to placehim in the first 300 overall, and 45th in the 40-44 age group. He was followed by Elliot Prince in 2h 43m 20s, also in the top 300.

Dave Rantell performed well in the 45-49 age group, where his time off 2h 43m 43s secured a fine 23rd in the category. Martin Ford, making his debut in the 70-74 age group, recorded 3h 21m 50s for an excellent 4th place in his category.

Ian Giles finished in a creditable 3h 11m 39s, whilst the Harriers final representative, Michael Imeson came home in a new PB of 4h 8m 11sAt the latest

Yeovilton 5k road race, Russell Forsbrook ran a good race to take 5th place in 16m 20s, whilst Steve Maguire improved his PB by over 20 seconds to finish 15th in 17m 30s.

The first of the Hereford 5k road race series resulted in a comfortable victory for Jon Barnes, in a time of 16m 15s.

In an open track meeting at Watford, Beth Hawling had a rare outing over 3000m and was rewarded with a new PB of 10m 12.66s, almost one and half minutes faster than her previous best.