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Hillingdon Half Marathon start 2020

Top marks at Brunel University for Hillingdon Half & 10K runners

Race director, Martin Bateman (Hillingdon AC) has been too busy organising to run in his local half marathon or 10K race. The still very active M40 club athlete has best times of 1:13:43 and 33:03 respectively and applied his race experience to help manage Hillingdon Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday (23 February).

There was a solid field of 642 finishers, evenly split between the two distances, with the 13.1 race starting at 9:00am and the 10K due off at 9:35am from the excellent Brunel University campus in Uxbridge, West London.

Race management was provided by Active Training World who include the historic four-lap Finchley 20 legacy race at Hillingdon on 8 March in their broad portfolio of running, triathlon, swimming and cycling events.

Top marks in the men's half marathon at Brunel Uni were awarded to Ian Crowe-Wright (Brighton & Hove, 1:09:43); Paul Piper (West 4 Harriers, 1:14:52) and Ben Hetherington (Chiltern Harriers, 1:20:09).

Annabel Gummow (Winchester, 1:15:38) graduated with honours by finishing third overall and the other leading alumnae in the women's race were Tessa McCormick (Vale Royal, 1:21:26) and Cynthia Cano (Trent Park, 1:29:48).

The 10K examination may have been less arduous but there was terrific quality in the results led by Hillingdon's Mohamed Mohamed (31:43) and Aramias Zeration (32:05). David Ready (Ranelagh Harriers, 36:16) prevented a Hillingdon clean sweep by just three seconds as he held off Adam Ireland (36:19).

W55 Joanne Shale (Hillingdon, 41:56) was another popular winner as she led Ireland's Lorraine McNulty (42:03) and Helen Pool (Reading RR, 43:06) to the women's awards.

This race pays useful bonus cash prizes if time targets are met and both half marathon winners left with £250 for their efforts; Mohamed Mohamed picked up £100 in the 10K.

Full results available via runABC South race listing here.

Image courtesy Active Training World on Facebook

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