Taunton and Manchester Race Results

Results from the Taunton Half Marathon & Marathon and Manchester Marathon – 3rd April 2022

Well done to everyone who raced over the weekend!

6 members completed Taunton Half with Steve Wood coming in first for the club in 1:18:22 and awarded the M50 prize from Miss Taunton and the Mayor! He was very closely followed by Mark Williams who achieved a PB time of 1:18:27. Next over the line was Gary in 1:24:41, Tom 1:25:27, Alex 1:28:34. Jemma represented the Ladies and was thrilled to get a PB of 1:35:51 and 5th Lady prize.

Morph took on the Marathon distance, running 2 laps of the course. Due to various setbacks over the years this was his first Marathon since 2016 and almost exactly 12 months since his Achilles surgery. A steady recovery and return to racing paid off and he was happy to achieve 20th place and 3:14:33 on a hilly course.

Up in Manchester, Steph and Adrian, who have trained well together over the last few months also ran together for most of the race. Despite a couple of hiccups along the way that saw them not quite reach their target time, they finished well with Steph over the line in 4:28:13 and Adrian in 4:28:40 and are looking forward to the next event!

Ben was really pleased to beat his marathon PB time after a steady block of training, finishing in a great time of 2:46:40. Fran was hot on his heels and was over the moon to also achieve a sub-3hr result of 2:59:40 – celebrations started straight away with prosecco in the car on the journey home (Jon was driving!). James Foster was next home for the club in 3:28:31 (PB) followed by Jen Williams in 3:43:22 (PB).

Congratulations everyone!