Thousands of racers from across the city and beyond took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022, as the city’s biggest running event made a triumphant return to the city.
Spread across two days, events included the marathon itself, half marathon, 10km and 5km runs, as well as a series of events for children on the Saturday.
Well done everyone who represented QRC
Zoe Hipwell – 04:34:17 – Position – 5543 Rob Glover – 05:26:12 – Position – 7698
Elaine Kennedy-Walton – 01:33:30 -Position – 746 Craig Fothergill – 02:47:25 – Position – 9460 Louise Innes 02:59:18 – Position – 9695
Louise Innes – 01:16:45 -Position -1755 Jane Skudder – 01:17:27 – Position -1805
Entries for the 2023 Edinburgh Marathon Festival, which takes place on Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, are open with an early bird discount for everyone who registers before midnight on Sunday 12th June at www.edinburghmarathon.com
Dylan Naylor, running for the Royal Navy-Royal Marines Team, in the 10k got a PB with a time of 32:25. It is a feather in the club’s cap that he is now representing the Royal Navy at the national service level.
The Great Manchester Run took place again in May for the first time since 2019. While last year’s race did take place in September, it has not taken place in spring since before the coronavirus pandemic.
Once again thousands of people – including elite athletes, club runners, and fun runners – took part in the 10km and half marathon races.
The first runners set off at 8.30am for the half marathon followed by the elite wheelchair, men and women’s races, and the remaining 10km waves – the last starting at 12.47pm.
QRC was represented by the following;
Matt Thornton – Position – 237. Time – 01:29:37 David Bean – Position -2520 .Time – 01:59:26 Angela Waddington – Position – 5330. Time – 03:15:23 Joanne Punt – Position – 5370. Time – 04:01:15
The Leeds Half Marathon is Yorkshire’s biggest and probably loudest event of its kind. Jane Tomlinson CBE herself was proud to start the race back in 2003.
The much-loved run raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity every year and often attracts more than 7,500 runners.
But what makes it special is the crowds. Support for runners along the route is always phenomenal, whatever the weather. Every participant will get a boost from the words of encouragement they receive.