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Lowestoft Road Runner sets new personal best at London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 16:01 26 April 2012

8 of the 10 runners who ran London marathon
left to right 
back row Chris Scott Karen Archbold Shaun Lark Mark Elfflett Jonathon Meadows Simon Bunting 
front    Lizzie and Rachel Allen

8 of the 10 runners who ran London marathon left to right back row Chris Scott Karen Archbold Shaun Lark Mark Elfflett Jonathon Meadows Simon Bunting front Lizzie and Rachel Allen

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TEN Lowestoft Road Runners impressed in the London Marathon last weekend.

The weather was forecast to provide perfect running conditions and yet again it was proved wrong, as the promised cooler conditions held off until much later in the day meaning sunburn and dehydration were factors to consider.

First home in an amazing new personal best of 2-41:51 in 224th place was Carl Prewer. Even he showed that he may be mortal as he struggled through a bad patch at 14 miles and battled cramp in the last two miles but that is the nature of these races.

Second home for the club was Chris Scott who was delighted with his new PB of 3-08:28 guarenteeing him a place for the next two years.

Shortly afterwards came club president Shaun Lark in a fantastic time of 3-09:01 also assuring himself of a place for two years.

Watched by his new fiancee Ali, he has struggled with injury and lack of sleep due to young baby Jacob but should be proud of his time.

Soon after came Jonathon Meadows who defied medical advice to rest for six weeks after damaging tendons in his ankle five weeks ago in a great time of 3-19:37.

First lady home was Karen Archbold in 3-31:02, struggling with injury earlier in the year.

Karen found it tough but still secured a place for two years and was pleased to have finished well in the heat.

Next home was Mark Elflett in 4-04:51 whilst second lady home was Victoria Swanston finishing a whisker behind Mark in an impressive 4-04:51.

Last home for the men was Simon Bunting who was pleased enough to finish in 4-44:24.

Twins Rachel and Lizzie Allen also did well with Rachel gaining a new PB in 5-52:12 whilst Lizzie came home in 6-43:13.

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