East End Road Runners make mark at Halstead Marathon

PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 May 2017

East End Road Runners face the camera at the Halstead marathon

East End Road Runners face the camera at the Halstead marathon


Members out in force at club championships

East End Road Runners turned out in force at the Halstead Marathon on Sunday, which doubled up as their annual club championships.

Ian Pithouse was first home in three hours and 13 minutes, with Phillip Minns clocking 3:23 in his 61st marathon.

Marc Upton recorded his second personal best of the week, following his 1:39 at the Hackney half marathon with 3:46 in Halstead, with Marcella Toth the first woman home in 3:56.

Ulrike Gerstenberg finished her second marathon in as many weeks in 4:07, while Peter Grant clocked 4:22 in his second marathon of the month.

Paul Jackson came home in 4:24 and was cheered on by partner Lisa Naylor, who clocked 1:58 on her Hackney half marathon debut a week earlier.

Making their debuts over 26.2 miles were Martina Lee (4:44) and Emily Bishop (5:18), while Rav Luggah clocked 5:13 two weeks after running the London Marathon and Sherry Moran came home in 5:25.

Supporters on the course included ex-chairman Rodney Baldwin, wife Emma and son Kobi, and current chairman Jamie Zuckerman, as well as Emily Whalan, Chris Chilton, Remi Kubar and his two sons, Charissa Taylor, Callum Millward, Katherine Bellinger, Simon Leung-Chester and Karen Leung-Chester, plus their twin boys.

Meanwhile, Stuart Adamson completed the Prague Marathon with support from wife Claire.

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