Ben takes to MK Marathon like a Fish to water

MK Marathon (Pic: Quickshot photography)
MK Marathon (Pic: Quickshot photography)
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Ben Fish smashed the MK Marathon record on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Blackburn Harriers runner came home in 2:31.14, more than five minutes clear of James Baker in the men’s race. Paul Adams completed the podium.

Super Hero run (Quickshot photography)

Super Hero run (Quickshot photography)

Kate Wright was the first woman over the line in 3:03.41, ahead of Lindy-Lee Fisher and Melissah Gibson.

Nearly 2,000 runners took part in the marathon, including plenty from the local running clubs.

Genci Papaj led home the Redway Runners in a time of 2:56.35 - good enough for 23rd.

Jeremy Vick was first across the line for MMKAC in time of 3:08.32, which was good enough for 51st place, while Lakeside Runners were led in by Mark Atkinson, who completed the course in 3:26.50 (165th).

Race winner Ben Fish. (Pic Quickshot photography)

Race winner Ben Fish. (Pic Quickshot photography)

The full 26.2 mile course wasn’t for everyone though, with plenty of races taking place throughout the weekend.

Steve Way won the half marathon in a time of 1:09.53, while Sophie Carter won the women’s race in 1:25.29.

There was also the ever-popular Super Hero Fun Run after the marathon runners had set off, while short distance runners got their chance to compete on Sunday in the Rocket Run.

>> For a full list of results, visit www.mkmarathon.com

Women's race winner Kate Wright. (Pic: Quickshot photography)

Women's race winner Kate Wright. (Pic: Quickshot photography)