St Neots Half Marathon
St Neots Half Marathon This was the last Club Champs nominated event for this year and with ideal weather for endurance running, of the 46 BRJ finishers, 17 acheived PB's and there were 7 Club Half Marathon debutants, which included our top placed runner, Tim O'Connor. Tim's run makes him the 3rd fastest BRJ runner over the half marathon distance, edging out Darren Preston by just 18 seconds. This time also beats Tim's non-BRJ half marathon PB by about 3 minutes. Tim was well supported by our other "elite" men with 6 BRJ men in the top 100 finishers.
Gillian Peck achieved her 6th PB of 2011 to lead home the ladies squad, with Rachel Real just beating Paula Elliott, who scored her first 70%+ age graded score, to the runner-up spot. Anita Girvan, who was personally paced by Alan Hannibal, dipped below 1:45 for the first time. The first 5 ladies home all acheived PB's today. Iain Drylie scored his 2nd half marathon PB of 2011 and I noted that even with the very thick fog, his Union Jack Shorts were visible for miles!