Well its finally done and some fantastic results especially from the ”Marathon Virgins”.
Seventeen RSE runners were amongst the 19000 who travelled to Rome for the Marathon last weekend. The route which was set by the tourist board started and finished at the Colosseum and took runners past all the main sights including the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and St Peters Square. Well done to Sally Jamieson, Caroline Terry, Caroline and Paul Coates, Jo Weavin and Jasmine Hebden who ran the distance for the first time. First to finish for the club was John Buck in training for the Comrades in South Africa finished in 3.31.25. Congratulations to Sharon Smith who finished first for the ladies in 3.59.12 and 3rd in her age category.
Well done to Sharon Rastelli , 4.03.12 who smashed her marathon PB by 36 minutes and Jon Collins, 4.31.02 who also achieved his PB. Laura Maddison using the race as a taper for the Marathon Des Sables finished in 4.45.47.
Times: Sally Jamieson 4.01.47, Jo Weavin 4.25.44, Paul Coates 4.30.57, Kirsty Pitts 4.38.57,
Jasmine Hebden 4.42.51, Caroline Terry 5.13.00, Caroline Coates 5.27.44, Louise Abbott 5.34.08,
Tracey Pitts 5.34.11, Jacki day 5.41.23, Christine Coombes 6.03.38, Sallie Clatworthy 6.03.40.