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RSE Race Report – Sunday 4th October 2020

London Marathon 2020

For the first time ever, runners were invited complete the the London Marathon their way, joining up to 45,000 runners up and down the UK – and across the world.

The virtual 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon took place on Sunday 4th October and participants had 23 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds to complete the 26.2 miles, which they could choose to run, walk or jog – making the event the most inclusive London Marathon ever.

Although most people would have looked out the window this morning and decided it was too wet and too rainy to go for a run, let alone a marathon, there were a number of RSE runners that thought otherwise.

Representing RSE was Mark Manley who completed the 26.2 miles of his choice in 3:46:00. Although not directly followed by him due to a choice of different routes as far as times went he was followed by;

Sharon Smith – 3:48:58 and first in the over 70 female category. This time was also only 44 seconds outside the British female over 70 record set in 1993. An amazing result.

Sarah Reynolds – 4:42:50

Liz Farooq – 4:43:18

Tim Wainwright – 4:45:00

Cheri Edwards – 5:13:46

Vicki Mason 5:13:46

A great effort from all of you. Well done

Dirt Run Ultra

The Dirt Run Ultra took place on Sunday 4th October. This 33 mile ultra race was a fantastic scenic urban loop around the historic Black Country. The route was set among some great urban escapes including old railway lines, canal towpaths, tunnels and other exciting things that you just don’t get to see from the roads.

Representing RSE and fresh from a marathon last week was Linda Edwards who completed the run in 7:06:18.

Fantastic effort and definitely time for a relaxing weekend.

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