Sunday 28th April – Greater Manchester Marathon

Report from Lisa Maughan:

“Just back from the Greater Manchester Marathon – my first ever Marathon! What a brilliant day it has been. The race organisation was seamless and the crowd support was amazing!

Having my name on my shirt was definitely a bonus, as I felt like a celebrity with everyone cheering me on. The endless supply of sweets and chocolate was very welcome, particularly towards the end of the run and high-fiveing lots of little kids made me smile throughout.

I took a tumble at mile 20 though – which didn’t make me smile – and this lost me a bit of time although I dusted myself off and limped home from there!

Still very pleased with my chip time though (4.16.38) and 3,168th position overall”.

Also for OAC, Sara Richard finished 2,992nd (4.13.30).

From the results, the race was won by Dave Norman (Altrincham) in 2.20.19 and the first lady in 22nd position overall was Issy Menzies (Edinburgh AC) in 2.38.51.

  1. #1 by Emmajones on April 28, 2013 - 6:32 pm

    Spectacular result partner !!

  2. #2 by Joanna Hobson on April 28, 2013 - 7:10 pm

    Fabulous result Lisa, all that training was definitely worthwhile, hopefully you can now get some of your life back!!!

  3. #3 by Matt Broughton on April 29, 2013 - 5:52 am

    Congratulations to you both. Give it a couple of weeks and you’ll be contemplating your next one.

  4. #4 by Tamara on May 2, 2013 - 9:17 am

    Well done, you two! Lisa, that tapering down helped!

  5. #5 by Richard S on May 2, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Congratulations you two!

  6. #6 by matt on May 2, 2013 - 11:54 am

    Well done to both of you – great times. Come and do an offroad one sometime – a whole different type of fun – but no goody bag or T shirt

  7. #7 by Hannah Mallinson on May 7, 2013 - 9:14 pm

    Well done ladies, proud of you both

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