Dougal THORBURN claimed victory with a time of 02:24:51 (his personal best time). He finished one minute 47 seconds ahead of Ciaran FAHERTY. Finishing third was Jonathan JACKSON (02:30:37).
In the ladies race, it was Liza HUNTER-GALVAN who took the top spot in 02:50:11 for the 6th time. Last year the former Olympian had finished 3rd. She bested Mel AITKEN who crossed the finish line 3 minutes 50 seconds behind her. Finishing third was CANDICE HAMMOND (02:58:02).
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Oska BAYNES and Aaron PULFORD finished the race in the same time of 01:06:34, but the victory went to Oska. Finishing third was Michael VOSS (01:06:50).
For the women, Olivia BURNE scored victory with a time of 01:15:31 . She finished 36 seconds ahead of Rowan MARIE TORCKLER. Rounding out the top three was Lydia O’DONNELL with a time of 01:17:01.
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Sean EUSTACE won the race with a time of 00:31:25. He finished 3 seconds ahead of Ben MUSSON. Wayne GUEST (00:32:34) made notched third place.
For the women, it was Alice WILSON who took the top spot in 00:38:22 , ahead of Melanie ANGLAND (00:38:31). The third place went to Sarah ALEXANDER with a time of 00:38:59
Next year, the marathon will be held on June 4th.