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Members travel to Rutland to race in half and full marathon

Leverington Three Counties Running Club members travelled to Rutland to race in the half and full marathon event on Sunday.

Tim Clough raced the full marathon in memory of his father who sadly passed away a few months previously. Tim was running extremely well on the hilly mixed terrain course until half-a-mile from the finish line he suddenly collapsed and fell unconscious. TCRC members Arthur Sargeant and Teresa Rodrigues, who had already finished their half marathon, ran back and stayed with him in the ambulance until he was able to stand.

Phil, Teresa and Arthur at Rutland (4202169)
Phil, Teresa and Arthur at Rutland (4202169)

Tim, with the help of his club mates, managed to cross the finish line in 4:54:22. Tim and TCRC would like to thank all the medical staff and club members for their support.

In the half marathon, first club member home was Arthur Sargeant, equalling his PB of 2:00:49, followed closely by Teresa Rodrigues in 2:01:42. Phil Newton’s hamstring popped at 250m into the race but he still managed a great time of 2:06:45.

Junior Parkrun again saw another good turnout of 31 runners. First club runner home in 2nd place and 1st female was Maisie Macdonald with a PB 8:55.

Other results: Hayden Hall 9:18, William Durkin 10:46, Casey Grange 10:53 2nd female, Rowan Coultard 16:17 and Laurence Durkin 25:02. Casey was also awarded her half marathon wristband and certificate for completing 11 Junior Parkruns.

Other Parkrun results, Boston: Colin Apps 23:30. March: Victoria May 28:46, Melvin Green 30:31PB. Toyen Oslo: Steve Rhodes 24:11, Sandra Rhodes 34:30(1st in age). King’s Lynn: Gary Bligh 20:32, Trudy Sayell 22:18, Michelle Brown 22:59, Tracey Else 23:53PB, Gary Ingrey 24:01PB, Emily Clarke 27:36, Sarah Lamb 29:40, Keith White 29:41.

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