Julie Matheson wins F55 age category at Run Tatton Half Marathon

Julia Matheson in tri-umphant form at Tatton Half Marathon

This was the second new F55 record for the NTC dynamo

Another race and another age category win for Julia Matheson, this time at Sunday’s (25 April) Run Tatton Half Marathon. She lapped up the fast course and fine weather to be leading V55 at this first half marathon at Tatton Park this year.

As the beautiful spring weather continues, so do races which runners have been eagerly awaiting after a very difficult 13 months due to Covid-19. Organisers RunThrough held their Run Tatton Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April with the Covid measures continuing to be a success, ensuring everyone’s safety. 

Runners were set off in waves, based upon estimated finishing times, starting at 9am. They followed a two-lap route around the attractive grounds of Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire that was well-signed and marshalled remembering to stay a safe distance from each other. 

Julia Matheson of Newcastle (Staffs) Tri Club (NTC) has an impressive pedigree as a runner and duathlete with numerous wins under her belt that include races in the North Staffs Road Runners Association (NSRRA) series. 

Her stellar week began with the Thames Valley Spring 15K at Eton Dorney on Saturday 17 April and a win in 59:11 that was also a new record for the distance. Yesterday at Tatton Park she flew across the line to win her age category in 1:24:39 and was 4th overall. She also broke the NSRRA F55 long standing record of 1:24:41 for the half marathon.  

James Scott-Farrington was the overall winner of the Run Tatton Half Marathon in 1:07:20: Sophie Wood of Sale Harriers the winning female in 1:15:35. 

A full set of results is available via the RunABC North website.  

There was a new medal and RunThrough technical T-shirt for every runner along with water, flapjacks and fruit that they collected at the finish. 

The next Run Tatton Half Marathon is on Sunday 7 November.

Image courtesy of RunThrough

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