ATHLETICS: Sizzling showing from BRJ star Hudson in the hottest London Marathon ever held

Leading local runner David Hudson during the London Marathon. Picture: TIM CHAPMAN

Leading local runner David Hudson during the London Marathon. Picture: TIM CHAPMAN - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri star David Hudson delivered a scorching performance in the hottest London Marathon on record on Sunday.

Rod McKee of Hunts AC during the London Marathon. Picture: TIM CHAPMAN

Rod McKee of Hunts AC during the London Marathon. Picture: TIM CHAPMAN - Credit: Archant

Hudson came home in 2:29.42 to take a terrific 25th place out of more than 40,000 runners who lined up at the start of the 26.2-mile course.

He wasn’t the only BRJ member to impress in the capital as clubmate Cy Gearing also broke the three-hour barrier 2:56.36. First lady home for the club was Sabrina Crothall in a time of 3:30.39.

A team of 23 competitors from St Neots club Riverside Runners were also in action in the capital. The ladies led the way with Jo O’Regan first home in a best time of 2.53.26, making her the fifth UK female to finish outside of the elite runners.

Suzy Boast also recorded a personal best time as she finished in 3:14.03 while Barbara Reading was 10th in the V70 age group in 4:55.56.

Riverside Runners members at the London Marathon.

Riverside Runners members at the London Marathon. - Credit: Archant


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Leading the men home was Neil Shorten in 2.54.42, and Duncan Bush finished in 2.56.52.

Riverside members making their marathon debuts were Peter Dowling (5:05.550, Emma Rigby (5:31.26), Diane Hufford (5:35.58), Patrycja Falak (5:36.12), Heather Pateman (6:15.02) and Charlotte Simpson (6:22.55).

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First runner home for Hunts AC last Sunday was Ty Farrer who finished in 2:41.27 to take 173rd place overall. Caroline Archer was first lady to cross the line for the club in 3:40.37.

Other local results from the London Marathon . . .

Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri lady Sabrina Crothall. Picture: TIM CHAPMAN

Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri lady Sabrina Crothall. Picture: TIM CHAPMAN - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon BRJ Run & Tri: Ed Crothall (3:21.42), Simon Moore (3:32.46), Paula Elliott (3:51.24), Jane Roberts (4:08.56), Simon Lumley (4:31.23), Jerry Lay (4:47.49), Emily Cullum (4:56.45), Joanne Muff (5:06.28), Grace Stanley (5:15.43), Jacqui Moore (5:22.20) and Suzie Hall (5:41.53).

Riverside Runners: Piers Serjeant (3:19.26), Malcom Pritchard (3:28.06), Steve Childerley (3:53.07), Clare Jenkins (4:06.16), Lee Radley (4:14.00), Minnie Hall (4.14.50), Michaela Ridley (5:35.58), Stephen Ferguson (6:22.25).

Hunts AC: Caroline Archer (3:40.37), Sean Barker (3:09.55), Katy Burgin (4:05.06), Neil Carrington (5:54.10), Ty Farrer (2:41.27), Caroline Louise King (3:53.22), Darren Matthews (2:58.28), Rod McKee (3:03.04), Amy Steele (4:38.59), Julia Mia Tebbs (6:43.39).

Amie Gough of Riverside Runners. Picture: TIM CHAPMAN

Amie Gough of Riverside Runners. Picture: TIM CHAPMAN - Credit: Archant

Hunts AC members who ran in the London Marathon are, from the left, Caroline Archer, Ty Farrer, Sean

Hunts AC members who ran in the London Marathon are, from the left, Caroline Archer, Ty Farrer, Sean Barker and Darren Matthews. - Credit: Archant

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