Road Runners impress at London Marathon

Zena Boreman, Pearl Bayford, Karon Colley and Zoe Ellis
Zena Boreman, Pearl Bayford, Karon Colley and Zoe Ellis

Five Bridlington Road Runners were among the 35,000 people who lined up for the start of the London Marathon on Sunday.

Sarah Wood, who is midway through a challenge to complete all six of the major city marathons, was first back for the club, finishing just 39 seconds off the three-and-a-half hour mark.

She was closely followed by Pearl Brayford and Karon Colley, who trained and ran together, crossing the line side-by-side in 3.39.44.

Zoe Ellis set an impressive time of 4.14.07 and Zena Boreman set a marathon personal best of 4.19.24, while Antonio Vicente finished the 26.2 miles in 6.41.58.

Honorary club member Ben Smith, who is in the process of running 401 marathons on successive days, also completed the course. He is raising money for two anti-bullying charities and will be back in Bridlington on May 12.

On that day, he will run the Bridlington Half Marathon course twice and any local runners who want to join him to run all or part of the route, or to cheer him on, will be made welcome.

The Saturday morning Parkruns also continue to be increasingly popular with Bridlington club runners enjoying the friendly, timed 5km runs.

This week’s stand out performance at Sewerby was from Duncan Smart who set a new personal best time of 20.01.

Nick Jordan continues to run well, and now breaking 19 minutes, he finished fourth overall in 18.57. Not far behind was Josh Taylor in 19.47.

The new Dalby Forest Parkrun has also proved popular, with Kirsten Porter, Amanda Tindall and Ashley Porter all taking part at the weekend.

Peter Gulc travelled to Hull, completing the course in 19.45, and Patricia Bielby, in Huddersfield, completed in 24.00.

Becky Clifton and Charlie Kilburn took part in the York Sprint Tiathlon, completing a swim, bike ride and run.

Clifton was ninth finishing in one hour and 15 minutes and Kilburn was not far behind in one hour 18 minutes.