Runners find Nessie in Loch Ness Marathon
4:02pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Sport
PENARTH and Dinas Runners took part in two contrasting challenges on the weekend.
Whilst a team of runners took part in the hilly Loch Ness marathon, two other teams featuring Penarth runners overcame obstacles in the Survival of the Fittest challenge.
Penarth club members taking part in the 10km Survival of the Fittest challenge included Steve Goodfellow, Andrea Goodfellow, Malcolm Bradley, Mandy Barrington and Andrea Pace.
On Sunday, September 29, club members also took part in the Loch Ness marathon.
Lisa Cleary and Chris Herdman were involved in a fierce battle to be the first Penarth runner to cross the finish line in the 26.2 mile marathon, with both being able to claim they had won.
Only one second separated the duo at the finish line as they finished in 3.29.23 and 3.29.24 respectively.
Although Chris crossed the line first after a sprint finish, Lisa achieved a faster chip time to ensure honours were shared.
Lisa achieved a new personal best, taking off over four minutes from her PB and running under 3.30 for the first time, with an impressive 3.28.40.
Chris was close to his PB with 3.29.08.
Andrea Hurman, who ran the Boston Marathon earlier this year, also achieved a PB of 3.33.09.
Ruth Owens finished in a PB of 3.51.11.
Michelle Hoey achieved a PB of 4.15.51.
Sara El-Khatib finished in 4.26.44.
Yvonne Williams, who is set to run the London Marathon next year after achieving a Good For Age entry, finished in a time of 4.36.41.
Lindsey Hunt took an impressive 15 minutes off her PB with a time of 4.36.41.
Anne Wendt finished in 4.48.06.
Penarth and Dinas Runners’ next race will be the Cardiff Half Marathon, which also serves as a club championship race, on Sunday, October 6.
Penarth and Dinas Runners meet every Monday evening at Penarth Leisure Centre at 7pm.
Runners of all abilities are welcome to attend the club for a free taster session.