Sunday, 8 October 2017

Royal Parks Half Marathon

A group of GRC members travelled to the capital to take part in the 10th Royal Parks Half Marathon. Rosalind Sadler, Julie Gilbert & Marie Boddington chose to forgo the glory of wearing the green army vest in favour of charity vests thus raising a good amount for their chosen causes. With over 16,000 runners taking part it was a huge well organised event through the gloriously autumnal Kensington, Hyde, Green and St James' Royal Parks. It was a chance to run through the usually busy streets of London whilst temporary closed without taking part in the full London Marathon. The 13.1 mile course started in Hyde Park, went through the royal parks, taking in Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, The Strand and The Mall en route before heading back to the spectacular finish line at Hyde Park. Excellent conditions and good pacing helped Julie obtain a huge 6 minute PB with 2:11:03, Rosalind came within thirty seconds of her PB with 2:11:09, both stuck together until the last 400m and finishing strongly. Marie was taking part for the 2nd year running obtaining a great finish time of 3:23:03 just outside her 2016 time. All the ladies felt rather privileged to have ran such an iconic route and all received a fitting wooden medal, yellow T shirt and goody bag.

Position Time Name
Grading Ranking

9687 02:11:03 Julie Gilbert
FV45 PB 54.97% N/A
9717 02:11:09 Rosalind Sadler
53.87% N/A
16263 03:23:03 Marie Boddington
35.12% N/A

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