Brighton Marathon 10k 2019

Brighton Marathon 10k 2019
Another year and another Brighton Marathon although this one was the 10th anniversary run. Arena had a great turnout in both the BM10k and the BM Marathon and came away with some very good results.
In the men’s 10k race:
Our first Arena man home was Richard Clayton who has been focusing all his training on the London marathon. It was another steller run from Richard and with a time of 33.23, this was only 2 seconds off from his PB time set in Chichester in 2018. Not bad going for a long distance training man.
Ricky Coleman deserves a shout as one of those that ran Manchester Marathon last week and hitting the 3 hour marathon time which smashed his previous PB by 50 odd minutes for it. Ricky this week went in the 10k and with his time of 36.51 gained a new PB time beating his previous best of 38.23. I wonder what a fresher pair of legs would have produced for him.
In the men’s M45-49 Dan Vaughan placed 5th with a time of 37.53 and just 23 seconds out of last years’ time at this race.
Now a man that quietly gets on with the job and gets the work done is John Orden. In the M60-64 John took 2nd place with a time of 43.54 with a super run. John has been ticking over nicely this year and has gained several top 3 places in races already this year so this will be a nice addition to add to them. In the same category, there was a top 10 placing for Neal Udeen as he was the 10th man with a time of 50.33.
First lady home for Arena was Maisie Trafford who had a super run and was placed as 22nd lady overall in the female category. This was only some 40 seconds off from her PB set in Chichester earlier this year so still in very good shape and no doubting there is so much more yet still to come from this emerging athlete.
In the F18-39 I would like to mention Jo Marshall, who having taken on the Manchester marathon last weekend in which she went sub 4 to post a new PB by some 20 minutes, she then took on the 10k this weekend to post a new 10k PB time of 44.23, not bad going on a pair of legs which are far from fresh.
Isobel Muir took 6th place in the F40-45 with her time of 46.36 and good to see her getting back to some form again. Kate Rowinska came in 11th in the F40-45 with 48.53 which was exactly 20 seconds quicker than last year’s BM10k time.
In the F45-49 race Tara Shanahan took 3rd place with 40.46. Tara had gone into this race with an injury so was not able to fully commit to the race so I’m sure she will be pleased with her top 3 placing and perhaps unexpected considering the build up to this one. Also in the F45-49 was Lorraine Hale who took 5th place and with her time of 44.21 she was only 18 seconds off her PB time. It’s been wonderful to watch Lorraine’s progress over the last couple of years and I believe that there is still more to come from her yet.
Well done to all of our athletes that took part and especially those that took home PB’s.