Gt Bentley Half 2018 – Results

4 February 2018 - By James Crisp

22 hardy Witham Running Club members turned out this morning in the wintery conditions for the ever popular Great Bentley half marathon. 800 places selling out in less than 2 hours after opening kept a lot of people away and with a strict transfer deadline 2 weeks prior to the race, meant a few empty places.

Despite the slightly windy conditions, the cooler temperatures meant plenty of personal bests today and with fantastic support from the Great Bentley marshalls and lashings of post race cake, it was all-round an excellent day at the office. Mark Finbow, although running for his first claim club, South London Harriers, came home in a rocketing time of 1:16:31. David Hunt came home first for WRC with a PB of over a minute at 1:19:54, with Tanya Cregan crossing the line first for the ladies with a PB of 1:42:42. Mark Austin continued his winning-streak finishing 1st Men’s V60 with Owen Dare finishing 2nd Men’s V55.

Congratulations to Julia Bacon on completing her first half marathon in 2:12:04 after successfully completing the New to Club Running Programme in June last year.

Other members travelled further afield for some 10k action with Steve Hennings completing the Chichester 10k in a PB of 44:35. Whilst Chris Wager, Nick Inns, Christine Wager all had PBs along with David Holdich, all took part in the London Winter 10k (results below).

Full results below:

Great Bentley Half Marathon

Position Name Time PB
13 Mark Finbow 01:16:31 PB
24 David Hunt 01:19:54 PB
25 Chris Martin 01:19:56
40 James Crisp 01:22:09 PB
50 Sean Darney 01:24:01 PB
74 Owen Dare 01:26:47 PB and 2nd V55
165 Paul Thomas 01:36:36 PB
212 Nik Bainbridge 01:40:54 PB
213 Giles Sowerby 01:40:54
234 Tanya Cregan 01:42:42 PB
235 Mark Austin 01:42:45 1st V60
240 Hayley Ellen 01:43:31 PB
283 Lee Blake 01:47:18 PB
438 Carina Taylor 01:59:44
465 Karen Flowers 02:02:08 PB
477 Geoffrey Reddin 02:03:47
490 Sylvia Bullen-Bell 02:05:35 PB
498 Dawn Shilling 02:06:47
505 Denise Smith 02:08:37
527 Emma Austin 02:11:15
531 Julia Bacon 02:12:04 1ST
591 Penelope Clarke 02:22:22


London Winter 10k

Name Time PB
Chris Wager 48:20 PB
Nick Inns 49:41 PB
Christine Wager 54:34 PB
Dave Holdich 01:00

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