Abingdon Marathon, 20 October

Abingdon Marathon, 20 October
Alex Portwine posts on Facebook of a further PB
I was photo snapped double checking my Garmin at the finish of Abingdon Marathon last Sunday, and yes it was a PB 03:40:45! It was a friendly race, and well organised, with really supportive marshals (thanks Nik Windle!) Good fun, but I find the scenery at road races pretty uninspiring…who really wants to run around an out of town business park! I’m running another trail marathon in a few weeks, so am looking forward to that a lot!

Shelley Van Der Berg posts on Facebook

…from mile 15 my cruciate ligament injury flared up (anyone out there that has torn this ligament will know it’s an excruciating pain) but thankfully I adapted my running stride and by mile 20 it eased off. Very happy, had a great race that aside. (Ed: finished in 3.50)
Nik Windle posts on Facebook as a marshal this year
Nice to see Alex and Shelley both running happy and strong at todays Abingdon Marathon. There was one prolonged shower but a good bit of sun as well so not as bad as forecast. I very much enjoyed marshalling – great way to be part of the race without messing up your legs.

[ Editor comments: Shelley’s achievement was after only a break of 2 weeks since the Bournemouth where she was only about a minute faster so, very consistent performances! ]
Confirmation of results:
Alex Portwine 3.40.45, position 342
Shelley Van Der Berg 3.50.48, position 410
Alex crossing the line in PB