Top Braintree Boggle marathon finish for Dunmow runner

PUBLISHED: 12:13 08 February 2017

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners' Claudine Davie at Great Bentley

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners' Claudine Davie at Great Bentley


A misty Sunday morning did not deter Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners (GFDR) from taking part in the Braintree Boggle marathon or a half marathon at Great Bentley.

Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners' Steve Read at Great BentleyGrange Farm and Dunmow Runners' Steve Read at Great Bentley

The biennial Boggle marathon started at Black Notley and took runners on a mainly off-road course around the Braintree area.

The race attracted 87 competitors, including five from GFDR.

Joint winners, in 3hous 16minutes 45seconds, were GFDR’s Alistair Brown and Allen Smalls of Colchester Harriers Athletics Club.

GFDR’s James Bosher finished third in 3.17.28 with Dan Reynolds taking fifth place in 3.22.22.

Ian Lawson finished in 4.49.59 and Jo Bisset-Smith in 4.58.10.

Meanwhile, 665 runners, including 18 from GFDR, took part in the Great Bentley half marathon.

The race was won by James Connor of Kent Athletics Club in 1.08.38.

Steve Read in 1.26.16 was fastest for GFDR.

The flat course and good running conditions resulted in nine personal best times for GFDR: Claudine Davie (1.32.55), Jason Bepey (1.39.22), Colin Jackson (1.42.06), Charlotte King (1.43.05), Brady Ramsay (1.49.28), Richard Robertson (1.50.56), Mark Smith (1.53.12), Hayley Morley (1.57.28) and Glenda Jackson (2.11.06).

Sean Henderson finished in 1.36.06 followed by Simon King (1.37.15) and Gerard Geurts (1.37.33).

Kerry Harrington in 1.44.08 was followed by Gillian Robertson (1.46.32), Dan Wright (1.50.32), Martin Jackson (1.52.51) and Laetitia Corbett (2.04.02).

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