The Four Villages
The 4 Villages is a very popular half marathon which quickly reached its entry limit with 1621 finishers. The start was quite congested but on a windy day that was a good thing providing plenty of moving wind breaks to follow and there were some impressive results despite the adverse conditions.
First back for Sale Harriers was Pete Crawford in 1:17:32 and 22nd overall. Followed by John Mosley (1:19:13) and Chris Heyes (1:27:59), very pleased with his time after so long out injured. Timothy Rainey in 1:35:57, (almost exactly 10 minutes slower than pb). First lady back for Sale was Louise Robbins with a fantastic PB of 1:37:06. Mike Wharton did 1:38:08 followed by Jerry Smith, 1:39:41 who'd paced Zoe Gmerek round to 1:39:53 in her first half marathon. Carla Ousey improved ran 1:42:33 her 2nd best time ever. John Battersby struggled in the later stages after being injured a few weeks ago, running 1:43:42. Newcomer Kimberley Wilson entered under her old club Liverpool RC, she did 1'44'46. Miran Aprahamian did 1:52:28; Diane Hennigan enjoyed her 2:05:42 and Jenny Miles PB'd by 7 minutes in 2:05:47.
Posted 25/01/2012 21:47