Parkruns and Marathons!

Great Bentley runners turned out en masse for last Saturday’s Colchester Parkrun, with 16 runners taking part. Ladies captain Vicky Presland was first lady home in 21:08, while daughter Milly Presland was first in her age group in 26:32. Charlie Keitch clocked 18:54 and 4th place. Lesley Fuller slashed her PB by almost 4 minutes in 26:59 Other runners were Patrick Reynolds 19:57, Malcolm Jarvis 20:21(PB), Lee Clarkson 22:12(Parkrun PB), Kevin James 22:34, Scott Young 22:38, Claire Groves 26:18(PB), Phil Presland 26:32, Claire Reynolds 26:05(Parkrun PB), Caroline Searle 28:08, Nicola Thornton 29:50(Parkrun PB), John Bush 30:38 and Sandra James 33:59.

Three Blue Vests ran marathons on Sunday 28th September. Eileen Shadford ran the Berlin marathon, finishing in hot conditions in 3:36:23, a PB by 1 minute 13 seconds. Meanwhile, Samantha and Del  Godden were in Nottingham, running the Ikano Robin Hood marathon. Sam took 14 minutes off her PB to finish in 3:58, while husband Del, who has completed both the Manchester Marathon and a half ironman in the last six months finished in 5:28.