Taylor-made return to races for Riverside Runners' Michael
- Credit: RIVERSIDE RUNNERS
Michael Taylor has enjoyed a good couple of weeks with two victories on his return to running.
His first race back was the Queen Elizabeth Half Marathon at the Olympic Park, with a time of one hour 11 minutes 38 seconds enough to take him to the finish list ahead of the rest.
He followed that up with a similar result over double the distance, winning the Blackpool Marathon in 2:26:13, just over a minute slower than his PB.
There were plenty though who did break previous best times, Paul Emery one of them in the London Summer 10k Run, setting 45:47.
He was one of six at the Great North Run and while he didn't move his half-marathon time, Hannah Lord (1:19:04) did as she finished 17th female, two places ahead of Jo O'Regan in her first race back from a long lay off.
Gary Meakin , Wayne Bailey and Craig Losh were the others to take part.
Simon Ashton set a 10k PB on his Riverside debut at the Bedford festival of running, placing him third overall, while Nathalie Williams broke her 5k time by two minutes.
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Adam Harris and Mike Kendall just missed their best time in the half-marathon but still finished seventh and eighth while Diane Hufford was first female in the V60 group.
Caroline Brooks set a new benchmark over 20 miles at Milton Keynes to finish as second female.