Dudley running club celebrates 13 marathon finishers

Runners from the region have celebrated representing their club in a major marathon.

The runners who completed Manchester's marathon
The runners who completed Manchester's marathon

Dudley Kingswinford Running Club had 13 members finish the Therme Manchester Marathon.

The runners completed the fourth largest marathon in Europe despite four of them running the London Marathon the week before.

Dirk Baynham, Lisa Brindley, Andy Colquitt, Dan Davey, Claire Hancox, Karen Flint, Richard Jones, Julie Pearson, Kat Purslow, Matt Queen, Ray Selwood, Alison Thorneycroft and Becky Withers all were awarded medals for finishing the marathon.

First back from the club was Dan Davey who completed the course in 3:45.50, despite having an eight week injury during the build up to the race, and the first female was Karen Flint with a time of 4:38.25.

DK Running Club meets at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Groups leave for runs at 6pm and 7pm with a range of paces to suit everyone. There are also Sunday morning runs for those who want to run longer distances.

The club caters for all running abilities, from beginners to more regular runners, and is open to potential new members who are welcome to try out a test session. If interested, send an email to dkrunning@gmail.com with your current pace per mile and the club will pair you with a suitable running group.

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