Boulton wanders to new best time

PUBLISHED: 14:30 22 October 2015

East London Runner Mark Boulton

East London Runner Mark Boulton


East London runners have been in action all over recently

East London Runners member Mark Boulton took part in the Abingdon Marathon last weekend and finished with a new personal best time.

He crossed the line in two hours 47 minutes and five seconds to come 12th overall out of a field of 713 runners, a fine effort.

Jonathan Wooldridge was one of three runners involved in the Jill Oliver 10k in Edmonton coming 52nd in a time of 45.01.

Sarah Burns (47.51) and Steven Bywater (57.14) were 82nd and 183rd respectively.

Three members ran the Great Birmingham Half Marathon with Alex Thornton first home in 1:38.57, while Iain Mackie (1:42.00) wasn’t too far behind. Tim Aylett (1.53.37) also competed.

In the Sunday Cross Country League at Cheshunt, Thomas Grimes achieved a fine third place finish.

Alex Day was next best in 19th with Antonio Martin Romero (28th), Russell Price (44th) and Dan Gritton (47th) making the top 50.

Samuel Browne (70th) and Jennifer Ansell (75th) got inside the top 100 and the latter was the second women to finish.

Peter Craik was 111th with Rebecca Young (229th) and Tricia O’Neill (289th) inside the top 300.

Maud Hodson (301st) just missed out on that with Doug Mansell (324th), Bernadett Kalmer (331st), Stuart Barton (366th), Sandra Corbyn (376th) and Dave Knight (383rd) inside the first 400.

Don Bennett (433rd) and Maya Goodwin (447th) completed the East London representation.

Thomas Grimes was in form in the second Chingford League event of the season at Loughton.

He finished seventh overall with a time of 27.41 and not far behind was Patrick Brown (28.06) in 10th position.

Antonio Martin Romero ran 29.26 to come 19th and Russell Price (29.42) also beat the half an hour mark to come 22nd overall.

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