Burgess Hill Runner Sargent sets new personal best at the London Marathom

BHR getting ready for the off at the London Marathon (courtesy: Nick Dawson) YX4BdrDTUofN4Sb7pPf0
BHR getting ready for the off at the London Marathon (courtesy: Nick Dawson) YX4BdrDTUofN4Sb7pPf0

Paul Sargent set an astounding new PB at the London Marathon last weekend with a time of 2:40:27.

The highly televised and popular event saw many Burgess Hill Runners put in excellent performances.

Kirsty and Jo awarded at the Bluebell 10 (courtesy: Jay Wadey) FJysbhHhbB1mkiCn0DQt

Kirsty and Jo awarded at the Bluebell 10 (courtesy: Jay Wadey) FJysbhHhbB1mkiCn0DQt

Jason Collett followed Paul with a fantastic PB of 2:58:53, Neil Grigg (3:10:11), Glyn Merritt (3:15:49 - PB), Gareth Brennan (3:24:32), Andrew Baillie (3:43:50 - PB), Alison Dunks (3:52:10 - PB), Sally Symes (4:19:43), Karen Harvey (4:27:26 - PB), Oliver Dewdney (4:27:43), Nick Dawson (4:29:25), Marie Carey (4:36:05 - PB), Gary Foley (5:01:13) and John Carey (5:39:25).

At the Bluebell 10 mile trail run in Angering, the Burgess Hill ladies dominated the podium. Jo Bryce was first female with a superb time of 1:08:16, whilst Kirsty Armstrong was 2nd female in 1:15:42. Paul Prosser narrowly missed out on a podium position himself, finishing 4th in 1:01:36. Following him were: Gary Woolven (1:06:34), Simon Alexander (1:17:12), Simon Thompson (1:20:49), Oliver Jones (1:20:56), Benny Coxhill (1:21:35), Nigel Cruttenden (1:23:08), Martin Skeats (1:23:24), John Palmer (1:27:34), Catherine Kempton (1:28:13), Jane Owen (1:32:33), Flic Archer (1:33:07), Jason Wadey (1:33:09), Keith Delderfield (1:35:00), Diane Delderfield (1:37:24), Laura Fowles (1:38:53), Katia Hannah (1:39:07), Clare Payne (1:41:05), Angela Bower (1:42:23), Kim Cruttenden (1:45:31), Hugh Stevenage (1:46:01), Fiona Turton (1:52:13), Hannah Watkins (1:55:14) and Malcolm Slater (2:03:49).

Finally, club member Jacqui Sims completed her first ever half marathon, the Southampton Half, in 2:19:51.

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