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Burnham Beeches Half Marathon 18th August 2013

On a perfect day for running a distance race 7 HAC athletes cut a swave through the undergrowth of the opposition to run rings around the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon. On a course that can only be described as undulating it is not easy to branch into the realms of PB territory however according to the power of 10 that is what Dave Newman V50 achieved with his performance of 1:27:26. I’m sure he must have run quicker when he was a sapling. I (Martin Bateman)  must be barking mad to be preparing for another marathon and was our first finisher in sixth in a modest training time of 1:19:35 some way behind winner Phil Wicks of Belgrave who is also training for a German marathon. Scott Farley V40 improved on last years performance in the race, which was run in stifling heat, to finish 11th in 1:22:09. Dave was next in 35th followed by newcomer to the HAC family tree Phill Weall who finished 55th in 1:31:01. The first woman for HAC on the day was Lynda Copson V50. Lynda who is training for a ultra marathon came 237th in 1:59.48.  Brian Feldman V60 who likes to do the odd 100 miler completed his run to the shops via BB in 2:10:36 and 300th. Jackie O’Dowd V50 crowned a good day by running her best time for many years I’m realiably informed by clocking 2:15:35 for 317th. 365 finished. Results here.