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Some race results are included below but also see Results tab for results for Uckfield Runners in recent races.

It was a busy weekend with 5 of our runners in the Paris Marathon, 9 in the Brighton Marathon and 4 in the Brighton Marathon 10k.  Running Paris were Tanya Edmondson 4hrs 26.49
Peter Wilkes 5hrs 00.56, Judith Pyett 5hrs 33.06, Steve Ward 5hrs 52.33, Kathy Gore 6hrs 35.21.  In the Brighton Marathon, Richard Coates 3hrs 58.58, Tara Johnson 3hrs 59.19, Jamie Tyler 4hrs 09.09, Stewart Gasson 4hrs 32.57, Jamie Fox 4hrs 49.52, Jason Remington 4hrs 14.43, Laura Grove 4hrs 32.47 and Andy Taylor 6hrs 54.48.  And in the Birhgont Marathon 10k Nicole Douglas 59.20, Rebecca Holden 1hr 03.47, Jan Groom 1hr 06.00, Dayle Bryant 1hr 06.01.

Seven of our runners from Emma's Thursday group completed the Rome Marathon in torrential rain.  This was Chris Lugg, Sam Kedwards, Stephanie Pharo-Hanson, Victoria Holmgren, Rachel Lhrey, Micheal Hill and Aimee Payne.  This was the first marthon for Sam, Steph, Rachel and Victoria.  We also had five runners in the Paddock Wood half marathon enjoying the sunshine, Stuart Mills 1hr 17.56 (4th V50), Graham West 1hr 33.53, Emma Hyland 1hr 39.19, Tanya Edmondson 2hrs 01.20, Becky Pettit 2hrs 06.52 and Kim Burges 2hrs 22.35.  Emma, Becky and Kim all ran PB's

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There was a good turnout at the Hasting half marathon today, the second Sussex Grant Prix event of the year.  The rain held off but that headwind in the last 2.5 miles along the seafront was a killer.  It is a hilly course with in particular a 4 mile climb from mile 3, and it attracts a big turnout with over 2,500 runnners.  Running from Uckfield were: Graham West 1hr 36.48 (5th M55), Richard Coates 1hr 41.44, Max Williams 1hr 43.58 (PB), Stewart Gasson 1hr 47.25, Duncon McNeill 1hr 47.48, Tara Johndon 1hr 49.34, Peter Wilkes 2hr 05.40, Christine Tait 1hr 09.04, Caley Pearce 2hr 10.22, Kathleen Gore 2hr 48.12.

Also well done to Emma Hyland and Laura Gove who ran the Reading Half marathon today.

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Pett was the final race for the year. This is a hilly cource and is a mix of woodland and field.  We finished fourth securing our overall position of fourth place out of 12 teams. A great result.  Running from Uckfield today were Jamie Keddie, Lee Adams, Graham West and Catherine Harker.

Ten of our runners battled the winds on the Eastbourne half marathon.  This is the first Sussex Grand Prix of the year.  The course is mostly flat but there is pretty mean hill from 2 mile to 3.5 mile before a quicke descent to the seafront.  Seafront courses are great, generally flat and scenic but offer no protection from the wind. The full force of the wind hit you from about 11 mile to 12.5 after coming out from the marina back onto the seafront heading west running today were Richard Coates  1hr 35.06, Andy Taylor 1hr 38.36, Graham West 1hr 28.51, Max Williams 1hr 47.11 (First half marathon), Stewart Gasson 1hr 47.37, Jason Remington 1hr 52.49, Chris Lugg 1hr 58.36, Samantha Kedwards 2hrs 03.24 (PB), Sue Collett 2hrs 21.20 and Michael Hill 2hrs 40.36.

There we also a few runners out on the Eastbourne Parkrun on Saturday: Graham West 27.27, Rebecca Holden 29.42, Lindsey Griffiths 30.43, Sara Patience 30.53, Lorraine West 45.22.  Well done to Rebecca for getting under 30 minutes and Lindsey and Sara not far off it: next time maybe.  Lorraine improved by about 2 minutes from last week just missing out on her target of 45 minutes.