Rosalind Kieran produced a fabulous run in the London Marathon to eclipse a HHH women’s marathon record set 15 years ago by former club president Clare Pauzers. Ros recorded a superb PB of 2 hours 42 minutes and 48 seconds after setting off determinedly in the first half of the race and prevailing at the finish as the first female finisher from the non elite starts. Ros’ time was beaten by less than 10 elite women on the day and she will now hope her great performance will secure an international selection later this year, once she has finished her post marathon break for recuperation and exam sitting.
Accordingly Ros is the HHH club women’s champion for 2012, with the men’s title going to veteran second claim member Andy Weir, who is first claim for HHH for track racing and nevertheless first club member to complete the course. Andy placed 69th overall of the many thousands of finishers and his 2.31.51 was good for 7th of the over 40 men.
First man in a red and black vest was Jeff Cunningham, whose trip over from Luxembourg where he currently works was made worthwhile with a fine time of 2.34.34.
Other HHH finishers included – with due apologies to any inandvertently missed – Raj Singh 2.37.28, Mohammed Ismail 2.41.19, John Kettle 2.44.59, Jonathan Ratcliffe 2.48.44, Winston Parkinson 2.59.23, Ed Barrow 3.05.19, Katy Yarnall 105th woman 3.07.31, Nikki Sturzaker 3.10.26, Rob Jacobs 2.25.26, Samantha Whiting 3.38.12, Tim Ridley 3.29.20, Sarah Guest 4.06.09, Jilly Dolphin 4.59.57, Andy Lea-Gerrard 6.19.45.