Dulwich Runners achieved individual and team performance highlights at Sunday’s Vitality Big Half Marathon in London, which was also the club’s second championship race of the year.
Ali Campbell (81:32), Elkie Mace (83:21), Marta Miaskiewicz (83:37) and Hayley Seddon (84:15) all secured big PB performances to finish in the top 40 and achieve one of the best ladies’ team performances.
Ed Chuck had another cracking race for the men’s team to finish 52nd (70:37) just behind the overall women’s race winner – Charlotte Purdue.
Lee Fedden was another top 100 finisher in an assured display (93rd – 73:02). Andy Bond secured another club record (73:39) in the 45-50 age group with a PB and the second best performance in his age category.
Some excellent pacing and team work in blustery conditions saw PBs under 80 minutes for Daniel Mann, Ed Harper, Tom South, Paul Devine and James Burrows.
Steve Smythe was first M60 finisher in 86:03 and Michelle Lennon was second W50 finisher in 92:28. Excellent runs by Charles Lound, Yvette Dore, Lucy Pickering, Clare Steward, Bob Bell and Andrew Murray rewarded them with top 10 performances in their respective age groups.
Over at Lee Valley, Dulwich’s track contingent had another successful day at the British Masters Indoor Championships. Clare Elms set another world record in the W55 age category – this time a 10:13 run in the 3,000m. Current record holders must be dreading opening the post each morning with this her seventh world record of 2019.
Tony Tuohy picked up a double silver in the 1,500m and 3,000m in the M55 age group. Ros Tabor won gold in the 3,000m and bronze in the 800m (W65 age category).