Good Morning All
It looks like the results list from London Marathon I was using yesterday was not complete and as a result 4 Harriers (so far) were missed. (virtual Marathons are not recorded in TWH results book)
Attached is a revised list from yesterday with apologies for the omissions.
For those new to Tunbridge Wells Harriers, Personal Bests are recorded in the Results book only for races completed since joining TWH.
I expect many of today’s participants will have their own stories to tell about one Sunday in April 2023 when they made their way to Blackheath or Greenwich Park to embark on their journey through the streets of London in the TCS London Marathon of 2023.
The day started with the first PB of the day when our Coach to the start arrived on time at our pickup point by Sainsbury’s, Tunbridge Wells. It appeared that the weather gods were going to be kind to us as the showers that had been forecast had stopped. The second PB of the day was that everybody was at their respective pickup point (including Steve Bright – well done) on time and we were able to make our way into London, delayed only by a Road Traffic Accident, just minutes from our destination. Captain George and our Coach Driver navigated our revised route and we had arrived. Having collected the last minute items from Race Control we were able to say goodbye to the runners in our group and take our marshalling positions ready for the many starts of the various races.
Shortly after the start the precipitation that we had hoped would stay away came upon us and those with few layers on began to feel the chill. Unfortunately, it appeared that most of the Harriers that were running were on The Red start so few of them were seen as we began to use the tracking app to follow our members, with half of them making their Marathon debut.
I look forward to reading their individual reports of the day and how their individual races turned out. From the results that I have attached, we can all see how good today was with Dillon Hobbs breaking our Senior Mens Marathon Club Record that had stood since 1991. Tony Lavender (previous record holder) immediately sent his congratulations to Dillon. It is probably the first time that the Club has had four finishers completing the distance in under 2hrs 50mins. I shall check on that from the archive.
Well done to all concerned.
If your result is not included in the attached, please let me know and I shall investigate.