Mark is the Ryall deal as he leads MMKAC home in the London Marathon

Mark Ryall smashed through the three-hour barrier as he finished the London Marathon inside the top 200 on Sunday.

Monday, 24th April 2017, 12:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:28 pm
Athletics

Eleven MMKAC athletes took on the course, with six of them coming in under three hours. Ryall was the first of those, finishing 159th overall in a time of 2:35.45, his best time in MMKAC colours improving by 44-seconds from his race in San Sebastian last autumn and the 9th fastest in the club all-time rankings.

He ran the first half in 74.54 and the second in 81.51. Jamie Seddon made an excellent debut, 349th in 2:41.05 with near even splits of 78.40 and 82.25 and coming in at 22nd in the club rankings. Dan Webber was just ahead of Jamie at half-way and finished 23 places(372nd) behind, recording 2:41.27, just under 2-minutes slower than last year.

The brother and sister act continued from last years’ London as Wendy Webber produced another outstanding London Marathon, 26th female clocking a PB of 2:53.48 consolidating her position as the fourth fastest MMKAC lady.

Dan Webber

As usual Wendy ran a very even paced race with only 2mins08 between her two half-marathon times on the day.

David Moody made his club debut setting a PB of 2:57.22 clipping 5mins from his previous best set in Manchester last year.

Tom Hayman was just over a minute behind David having led at half-way by almost 2-mins and clocking 2:58.38, slightly slower than he ran last year in London.

Linsey Ryall ran 9-secs quicker than she ran in San Sebastian finishing 186th lady in London with 3:10.34 and ninth best club all-time.

Wendy Webber

Steve Martin ran 3:42.42 hacking some 22mins off his PB from Milton Keynes last year whilst Robby Taylor, in his debut clocked 3:45.52.

Julie Freeland(F40) , also in her debut, was well pleased to finish in 3:49.15 and the club contingent was closed in by Mervyn Phillips (in the M60 age group) recording 4:47.21.

David Moody
Dan Webber
Wendy Webber
David Moody