Monday, 20 November 2017

A busy weekend of sport with 33rd half marathon

HUNDREDS of road runners descended on Henley for the town? 33rd half marathon on Sunday

HUNDREDS of road runners descended on Henley for the town? 33rd half marathon on Sunday.

The event, which is organised by the Rotary Club of Henley Bridge, saw 888 finishers in total with Mark Harris, 30, from Maidenhead, taking the win in one hour, 12 minutes and 34 seconds.

Last year?s winner Ben Reynolds, from Harwell, who has won the event right times, finished second.

Rhian Martin, from Beaconsfield, was the fastest woman, completing the distance in one hour, 29 minutes and 30 seconds.


In the Henley Standard 10K there were 383 finishers with Roy Maddams, 34, from Charvil coming home in first place with a time of 37 minutes and eight seconds.

He said: ?It was a tough course but I enjoyed it once I got to the top of the hill.?

Florence Wiggins, 17, from Kingwood, was the fastest woman and recorded a time of 43 minutes and 38 seconds finishing 10th overall.

Calum Best, who is set to open a new gym in the town later this month presented the trophies.

He was joined by his mother Angie, who owns the Metaphysical gym at Henley Business School, off Marlow Road. The gym will open on another part of the site.

The Mayor of Henley Lorraine Hillier finished in 371st in with a time of one hour 27 minutes and 17 seconds.

Race organiser Peter Wilkinson said the club was delighted with the event and believed it had raised about £25,000.


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