Burgess Hill Runners take on the Hackney Half Marathon

Jo leading the ladies (courtesy: Jon Lavis)
Jo leading the ladies (courtesy: Jon Lavis)

Burgess Hill Runners Ann Savidge, Wendy Spicer and Vivien Smith travelled to London for the Hackney Half Marathon last weekend.

The ladies ran together and finished in 2 hours 55 minutes, whilst spreading the famous BHR friendly ethic to other runners along the way.

Ben makes his debut (courtesy: Jon Lavis)

Ben makes his debut (courtesy: Jon Lavis)

Meanwhile the club retained their hold on 2nd place in the West Sussex Fun Run League, only a point behind the league leaders, as they finished joint first at the five mile Portslade Hedgehoppers event. The club scored maximum points thanks to another big turnout of 69 runners and high scores from Gary Woolven (33:06, fifth place), Jon Boxall (34:48), Steve Bird (35:10), Jo Bryce (35:29, first lady), Kirsty Armstrong (39:15), Miranda Skinner (42:12) and Gayle Tyler (42:20). Ben Page and Chania Hemsley-Smith completed their first league races for the club and finished in superb times of 43:33 and 52:21 respectively.

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