Andy Rayner was the Blackheath & Bromley’s first finisher in this years Virgin London Marathon. In his first race at the distance he finished in 74th place in a time of 2.32.44 having passed halfway in 72.51. Alex Gibbins was close behind in 81st place in 2.33.50 with Samual Barnes third in 321st in 2.44.04.
Kevin May (2.49.34), Paul Sharp (2.56.07), Danny Brewer (2.59.36) and Mark Skelly (2.59.54) were also inside the three hour mark.
Julie Reynolds was the first woman from the Club to finish. She was the 457th female finisher and 3883rd overall in a time of 3.25.58. Next was Sarah Belaon in 3.49.25 followed by Kate Pratten in 4.08.39. Sprinter Helen Godsell made her marathon debut and finished in 4.18.58.
Mike Peel continued his amazing record of having run in every London Marathon, one of only 16 people to have done so. He finished in a time of 4.36.00 a dramatic improvement on last years 5.21.09.
Scott Overall, who has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Marathon, was pace making the race. He was supposed to drop out at the halfway point but a slight hamstring strain meant he had to retire at 15km as a precaution.
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