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01/03/2020

Half Marathon in London

Vitality Big Run 2020
On a sunny but cool day around 14,000 runners set off on the Vitality Big Run in London. The course distance of around 13 miles featured such London landmarks as Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and the Cutty Sark. Not as many spectators as for the London Marathon but still a good turnout to cheer the runners along. Many runners were running for their favourite charities and were well supported by the various organisations along the route. At the front end Kenenisa Bekelee was the winner with Chris Thompson of the UK a fighting second. In the Womens race three Brits filled the first 3 places Lily Partridge, Samantha Harrison, Stephanie Davis first,second and third respectively. While in the wheelchair event Brent Lakatos came first with David Weir and JohnBoy Smith 2nd and 3rd respectively. Whilst in the womens wheelchair event Shelly Woods was first with Eden Rainbow-Cooper and Mel Nicholls coming home 2nd and 3rd. For the bulk of the runners the time wasn't so important although a PB would be nice! It is more about completing the course and having a good time as well!