THE KENILWORTH Half Marathon lived up to its reputation as one of the UK’s best 13-mile events with almost 1,000 runners taking part in this year’s event.
Organised by Kenilworth Runners, the race also acted as the tenth in the Warwickshire Road Race League with individuals and teams trying to improve their overall position in the series.
For the second year running, Kenilworth Runners’ Andy Siggers won the race in a time of 1:13.30, which was couple of minutes down on his club record set last year.
Siggers was unable to get near his previous time due to a high mileage of training for the Berlin Marathon which takes place on September 27.
David Leadley ran a tremendous race by finishing 16th in a new personal best time of 1:22.53 and new club member Jason Hill also had a fine run finishing 24th in 1:23.58.
Wayne Briggs was the next Kenilworth Runner home in 1:24.30 and these four won the men’s team prize.
For the ladies, Danielle Bryan ran a superb new personal best time of 1:24.10 which was the second fastest time ever to complete a half marathon by a Kenilworth lady. It was enough for her to claim third lay overall and she also finished as the fastest senior lady.
Imogen Peace also had a fine run after finishing as the fifth fastest lady overall and third in the WV35 category in a time of 1:26.12, while Melissa Damro finished eighth in the LV35 category in 1:30.35.
These three, along with Louise Andrews (1:36.26) secured the lady’s team prize. The lady’s race was won by Kate Wright of Stratford Athletics Club in 1:21.26.