Marathon Madness Begins

The blue vests of Bentley packed their passports in more ways than one this weekend. Not only did we have Paris and Brighton marathons, there was some playing away with our park-runners too.
Loyal Colcestrians were Chusa Batista, Charlie Keitch, Paul Hollidge, Harrison and Shawn Leek, Claudia Keitch and Bee Palmer Barnes. With Scott Young being the first Bentley vest home in 22.12. Ade Cherry took on a tough course in Bristol, 23.11 was had at Ashton Court. Caroline Searle took in the sights on her way round Barnstaple Park run in a time of 26.27. Whilst Debs Cubberley (27.57) made her way up to South Manchester.
Men’s Captain, Chris Warren started how he means to continue by taking first place in the Flitch Way 10k with a time of 38.21. John Bush travelled to Harlow to compete at the St Clare’s Hospice event. Technical problems looked like delaying the official times for quite a while. However John did get confirmation of his first sub hour 10k of 59.07(PB).
This weekend also saw those who are mad enough to take on the 26.2 distance start things off.  Relative newcomer Luke Groves chose Paris to begin his marathon career. Paris has been providing this epic event since 1976, although it can be traced back to 1896. Taking to the streets of the French capital in an energy sapping temperature of 21 degrees were Anna Mills 3.40.05 and Luke Groves 5.35:40(PB).  Mike Belton stayed a little closer to home. Having previously participated in London twice, Mike chose Brighton to bow out of this distance with a time of 4.06.34.