Rother Valley Marathon, 17 Nov
Report by Paul ALexander
Paul Alexander travelled to South Yorkshire on Saturday to take part in the Rother Valley Marathon. This multi-lap course transitions through a variety of terrains and incorporates a total of 9 laps of the 2.9mi route around the lake. As well as the physical demands of the marathon distance, this race was a real mental challenge due to the repetitive nature of the lap format. Paul put in a solid performance to finish in 3h15 for 12th place overall and 3rd v40. Winner Jonathan Walton of Leeds City AC won the race comfortably in 2.34. This event is in its first year and forms part of the weekends runner festival which also includes a 10k, a half marathon and a 50k ultra-marathon.