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Holiday to remember for Steven and Janet Bywater of East London Runners

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 August 2017

Steven Bywater (right) and Janet Bywater are all smiles after their latest challenge (pic: East London Runners).

Steven Bywater (right) and Janet Bywater are all smiles after their latest challenge (pic: East London Runners).

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Antonio Martin Romero also impressed in Spain with impressive run in the Cross of Sanlucar

East London Runners Antonio Martin Romero celebrates success in Spain (pic: East London Runners).East London Runners Antonio Martin Romero celebrates success in Spain (pic: East London Runners).

East London Runners’ Steven and Janet Bywater had a holiday to remember as during their trip to Spain they took on the Cross Popular Minero Llano Del Beal in Murcia on Saturday.

It proved to be one of the toughest challengers to date for the duo in the searing heat, while they also had to deal with the extremely hilly and mountainous 8.5km course in the little mining town of Llano Del Beal near the coast.

Steven Bywater completed the course in a time of 51 minutes and 22 seconds for 272nd spot overall, while Janet Bywater was 17 places further back having finished in 289th.

They were not the only East London runners out in Spain either over the weekend, as Antonio Martin Romero also made the most of his holidays to compete in the Cross of Sanlucar, which takes places over an 8km beach course.

Despite Romero still being in his pre-season, he produced a great run to finish in a time of 30.08 to claim second overall, while also taking the title of the first M30 athlete across the finishing line.

Much closer to home, Jonathan Wooldridge was one of 348 finishers of the Isle of Wight Half Marathon on Sunday.

He stopped the clock in a time of 1:39.26 for 72nd spot in the island event.

Meanwhile, at the recent Orion 5km On The Rides event, Thomas Grimes was the first past the post for both the club and the overall event in a time of 16.49 to secure more success.

Seven other club runners took on the event and Aaron Williams was just outside the 20-minute barrier with a time of 20.04, which was good enough for 11th spot on the day.

David Hallybone finished the course in 33rd spot after clocking a time of 23.51, before Marc Akers was also inside the top 50 with a 24.30 time sealing 42nd place.

Jason Levy recorded 26.15 which saw him come home in 51st, while Helen McGuinness stopped the clock on 29.59 for 77th position.

Joanna Wood was just three places further back after completing the course in 30.22, before Sonia Cheadle finished in 89th position having claimed a time of 33.48.

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