Retford Half Marathon

2 weeks 11 hours ago #3660 by Jan Forrester
Andy Mellor reports -
On Sunday 10 March a sextet of MACs headed to Retford for a rather wintry half marathon. The course was described (pre-race) by Jason Turner as “fast and flat”, but revised post race to “not as flat as I recalled”.
For the ladies, Emma Turner was chasing an elusive sub-1:40 and smashed it with a 1:39:32.
For the boys, Ricky Wood was first MAC home in 28th place overall (1:19:47) also setting a PB in the process. Dan Ashcroft was second MAC looking far too fresh at the finish line with a finish time of 1:34:11 (201st place). Jason Turner was close behind with finish time of 1:34:26 (205th place). Hot on their heels, and fresh from his warm-weather training expeditions, was Jim Thorneycroft in 1:34:31 and bringing up the rear for the MACs was Andy Mellor, more than happy to finish with everything still working.
There were 993 finishers and a good time was had by all

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