With no series races on in the county this weekend, many runners headed further afield to get their racing fix. For some it was the Robin Hood Marathon / Half in Nottingham, for others the slightly(!) longer Cotswold Century at 102 miles. There were even contingents from Hayle Runners and Mud Crew that traveled to Berlin, setting marathon PB’s on the same course where the world record was broken yet again!
Robin Hood Half Success for Emma Schuck
Emma Schuck of Hayle Runners continued her excellent season with a second place at the Robin Hood Half Marathon today. Knocking over three minutes off her previous PB set only a fortnight ago at the Truro Half, she finished in 1:21:21, beaten only by rising Kenyan star Gladys Kwambai. Club mate Matt Curtis posted his best half marathon time since 2012, and another Hayle Runner Steve Cooling PB’d by over four minutes, to finish in 1:27:01 and 1:33:11 respectively. It turned out to be an unexpected pay day for Emma, who took home a £350 prize; this should keep her in racing flats for a while!
Mud Crew and At Your Pace runners at the front of the Cotswold Century
Duncan Oakes (Mud Crew) and Steve Wyatt (At Your Pace Trail Team) ran large chunks of this tough race together, and finished joint fifth – well done gents! A large contingent of Mud Crew runners traveled to Bath for this event – do let us know in the comments how you got on!
Hopefully everyone will have heard by now that the marathon World Record was broken today, as Kenyan Dennis Kimetto ran 02:02:57 to break the 02:03:00 barrier for the first time. In the ladies race, the Ethiopean Tirfi Tsegaye won in 02:20:18, one of the top 30 all-time marathon performances by a female, and third fastest in the world this year. Not to be outdone, Hayle Runners and Mud Crew had a small contingent taking part, and we managed to track down their results:
Obviously we may have missed a few other Cornish runners, but as you can see, not everyone mentions their club, so it can be hard to track down results. If we have missed anyone though, please do let us know in the comments and we’ll give you a shout out!