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Sunday 6th October – Bournemouth Marathon


Report from the new treasurer Ian Broadbent

I ran the inaugural Bournemouth marathon today in sweltering weather on the south coast. It was a strange course circling around the town going back on itself a couple of times and taking in both piers. The finish was good with a stretch out to Poole and back. Managed a provisional time of 4 hrs 4 mins and 33 secs, a PB but I was hoping for a sub 4 hours. But seeing the numbers walking in the heat I’m quite happy.

Full results available here that confirms Ian’s time of 4:04:33.  The winner was Ebisa Merga Ethiopia in a swift 2:16:41.

  1. #1 by Richard S on October 7, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Crackin’ stuff Ian, congrats!

  2. #2 by Hannah Mallinson on October 7, 2013 - 8:10 pm

    Well done on your pb!

  3. #3 by Matt on October 8, 2013 - 7:23 am

    Well done mate running in the heat must be worth at least 5 minutes.

  4. #4 by Ursula on October 9, 2013 - 10:37 am

    Sounds tough so well done – the heat really takes it’s toll! With that performance in those conditions a sub-4 is definitely on the cards for you.

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