Ogden is marathon marvel

Nine runners from Spenborough Athletics Club took part in the London Marathon last Sunday.

Saturday, 28th April 2012, 6:30 pm

In ideal conditions for running most ran their fastest times for the distance.

Kevin Ogden was the first Spenborough runner to finish in a time of two hours 44 minutes 35 seconds; just seven seconds short of his best time. Kevin was 339th man in the race.

Dean Pearce completed the distance 20 minutes faster than he has ever done in a time of three hours nine minutes 45 secs to finish 1886th. Next to finish was Ian Ogden in a personal best time of three hours 15 minutes 13 seconds in 2428th.

Robert Moon had a fine debut run in 3-36-20. Alex Boryslawsky ran his fastest time in 3-43-57s ahead of Samantha Boryslawsky in 3-53-25, another personal best time.

Other Spen runners to beat the four hour time were Edward Wilkinson 3-57-29 and Hazel Pike 3-59-21, both achieved their best times.

Suzanne Plimley finished her first marathon in 4-13-36. This is the best club performance in a marathon in recent years and is a credit to the months of training that the athletes have put in on the track at the Princess Mary Stadium and on the roads around Cleckheaton.