Category Archives: ROAD RUNNING

Tracy Barlow secures GB European Champs spot at London Marathon

Tracy Barlow 2:32:28 to take second in the English Championships at London Marathon 2018. Photo credit: Keith McClure

Tracy Barlow guaranteed her place in this summer’s European Championships after her ninth place finish and placing second British lady at the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Tracy has had a great winter, recently breaking her half marathon club record when representing GB at the world half marathon championships and running the quickest long leg at the national road relays. In such fantastic form, Tracy was hoping to go better than her two hours, 30 minutes and 42 seconds achieved from last year’s race and was well on pace with a 74 minutes first half but the tough warm conditions prevented her running a new personal best time.

Afterwards Tracy said “I was hoping for sub 2:30 but in those conditions, I think I am happy with how it went’’.

Tracy was pleased to get to the finish and settle for her second best marathon time of 2:32:09, which was well inside the 2:36:00 qualifying mark for the Euros that takes place in Berlin, Germany.

We will now look forward to seeing Tracy competing at some shorter distances on the road and on the track where she will help TVH defend their UKWAL title before heading to Berlin this August to be part of a six strong British women’s team in the European Marathon Cup.

Anna Lawson was TVH’s first lady home in the masses race. Anna race an impressive 3:17:21, a huge personal best over her 3:28.51 set in Dublin two years ago.

TVH also had eight men running at the London marathon. Simon Prigent had a brilliant run to come home first TVH athlete and 37th overall in new lifetime best time of 2:31:29, next home was James Ellis just 1 minute down on his best time with 2:39:36. Ryan Keane who is getting quicker with every race ran a well-judged race for a new PB of 2:46:57 with Sage Higgins-Pearce just 14 seconds behind also in a PB. Jonathon Baird missed out on his PB by 20 seconds with his strong 2:58:24. Experienced marathon runner Paul Woodgate ran his second quickest time over the marathon with 3:08:44, finishing just ahead of London marathon debutant, Naol Abagibe, who ran 3:09:26. TVH’s final finisher was Rizwan Rauf in 5:15:26 for TVH’s sixth PB of the day.

TVH Ladies win bronze Southern medals at the National Relays

Ann Marie McGlynn breaks own 10k Club Record

Congratulations to Ann Marie McGlynn for taking 5 seconds off her own 10km club record.  Ann Marie won the Hyde Park Spring 10k last Sunday 25th March in a record time of 33:50.  She was very pleased with her run after the snow changed her race plans the previous weekend.

Ann Marie was not only the first lady to cross the line but in a field of over 450 runners she also beat all the men too, winning by over half a minute.

TVH are delighted to have Ann Marie in such great form going into the upcoming national road relays and our big season on the track this summer.

Link to results here.

 

South of England Road Relays in Milton Keynes Cancelled

The SEAA Endurance Working Group have inspected the course at Milton Keynes today. Unfortunately it has been decided that tomorrow’s Southern 12 and 6 Stage Road Relays is cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

TVH will now be concentration on getting good teams out for the National Road Relays on Saturday 14th April in Sutton Park.

The National 6 and 4 Stage Autumn Road Relays which are on Saturday 6th October will replace the cancelled Southern Spring Road Relays for points towards TVH’s Ron Hopcroft Endurance Cup.