What a month it's been for Let's Get Running runners. Here's how people got on in their events in October.
At the end of September Blake and Agnes both ran huge PB's at the Berlin Marathon, almost taking a collective 2 hours off their previous bests running 3.16 and 4.23 respectively.
We staged a Let's Get Running takeover of the Amsterdam Marathon weekend this year with 7 runners taking part in the Marathon and Half Marathon this year. Coach Joel and Molly both ran PB's in the Marathon finishing in 2.44 and 3.23 respectively. In the Half Marathon Belle, Ruth and Aoife all ran brilliant in their first attempts at the distance while Tom and Debbie both hit their pre-race targets.
On the other side of the pond Conor Hancock ran an absolutely magnificent race in Toronto to win a bronze medal at the World OCR Championships. Here is a video of the race. Absolutely amazing achievement. Over the next few years Conor has the potential to improve further. Who knows, he could even be World Champ one day!
IAU World Trail championships 85k
In her first taste of international competition Janne Geurts ran magnificently in the Orange of the Netherlands. She finished the race in 13hours and 38mins, giving her 70th place on an incredibly tough course in Portugal. Catch up with the video here. Janne only started running seriously in July- she is making brilliant progress.
Stroud Half Marathon
On a tough course in Cheltenham Jamie Maddison ran another PB, finishing in a corking 10th place in 77mins and 11 secs. The time doesn't tell the full story either, Jamie was right up there challenging for the podium for long periods- it won't be long before he is standing on it!
Newton Abbott Marathon
In her first attempt at a race of any kind (!), Alexa Borg ran a fantastic 4.22 at the challenging Newton Abbott Marathon in Devon. Amazing.
Stanley Park 10k
Another good run from Caroline Chesworth who ran a solid 51min time despite a difficult and congested course. Despite some niggling injuries over the summer Caroline is set to finish the year on a high.