Totton Triumph in London

Totton were triumphant at the London Marathon this weekend with all 14 of our runners completing the 26.2 mile course in less than 5 hours.

 

Nick Buis was our first runner across the line in an inspirational 02:43:11. Amazingly this was only the 2nd marathon he has ever completed (his first being Ironman Austria in 2013) Meanwhile, Helen Wallington came agonisingly close to a sub 3 hour time, finishing in 03:00:50. However, this was still a 5 minute PB.

 

Further down the pack, Josie Teather Lovejoy (pictured left) completed her debut marathon in 03:41:54, a well deserved reward after many months of hard training. Josie came close to a negative split (running the second half of the race faster than the first) but the only runner to actually manage it was Emmett McCarthy in a repeat of his feat from last year.

 

Totton's complete London Marathon times were as follows:

 

Nick Buis - 02:43:11

Helen Wallington - 03:00:50

Sean Driscoll - 03:12:46

Jaquie Barlow - 03:31:56

Kylie Nugus - 03:34:55

Justin Rangecroft - 03:38:30

Tony Kendrick - 03:38:48

Josie Teather-Lovejoy - 03:41:54

Emmett McCarthy - 03:43:22

Virginia Collins - 04:05:36

Mai Wakatsuki - 04:07:18

Matt Pullan - 04:09:23

Anthony Mostran - 04:33:28

Damian Markham-Smith - 04:55:52