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ING New York Marathon

03/11/2013

On Sunday 3rd November, four Dumfries Running Club members represented the Club and achieved personal ambitions by running the ING New York Marathon...

At 05:30am, in seasonally cold New York autumn weather with 20mph winds, Kerry Walker, John Green, Sarah and Danny Queen joined 50,000 like minded runners who were bussed out to the marathon starting point at Staten Island for the 26.2 miles run back into Central Park in Manhattan.

For Kerry this was her first ever marathon. She sensibly adopted a 10 minutes per mile pace which she executed with precision to finish in 4 hours and 24 minutes, giving her a comfortable mid race position and a feeling of immense personal achievement.

John had been thwarted in his attempt at this race last year when it was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, so he returned to the Big Apple again this year to make amends and give it another try. John's plan was 'sticking to the knitting' and he was delighted to post a time of 3 hours and 53 minutes, finishing in the top quarter of the field in only his second ever marathon.

Sarah had a great run, demolishing her personal best time by over 24 minutes to record a new PB of 3 hours and 25 minutes 52secs. This performance gave her 216th lady out of over 18,000, a tremendous achievement in this her third New York Marathon.

Danny, completing his sixth New York Marathon, beat his course best by over 10 minutes to record a time of 3 hours 17 minutes and 7 seconds. This placed him in the top 5% of finishers in 2,268th place.

All in all a great set of results for the Dumfries runners and an unforgettable weekend of running and fun in New York City.

Report by Danny Queen.

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