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London Vitality Half-Marathon

Some 16,000 runners took part in this half which is basically run on the the less attractive parts of the London Marathon route. A very chilly day and early start, in addition to not the prettiest course, led to this not being the greatest supported race in the calendar. One big highlight was crossing a crowded Tower Bridge at around 7 miles. Four runners from the club took part: Dave Aguirre, Samantha Robinson, Sheena Moseley and Laura Kent. Linda and Mike Younger were there in support, walking most of the route in reverse in an attempt to see the runners and to keep warm. After spending some 30 to 45 minutes getting from the finish line at the Cutty Sark to the meeting point in Greenwich Park, the cold runners all said that they had quite enjoyed it and were satisfied with their times. The highlight was Laura achieving her customary pb, 2.09.01, an improvement of 42 secs over her previous best at Stroud. Overall one has to say that, unlike London Landmarks, it is not a half to break you neck to get into. Dave Aguirre 1.54.19 Laura Kent 2.09.01 Sheena Moseley 2.12.17 Sam Robinson 2. 23.33

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