Written by DB
The contest for the Club's Marathon is almost certainly settled as the year draws to a close - the trophy looks set for Ross Shaddick's mantelpiece in Devon though there is still chance for someone else to grab the prize if they beat Ross's time in the last 4 days of 2006!!
STOP PRESS - Catherine would not have been a happy bunny in NY,running in at 4h.22.03. Mark made it to 19 miles.
At Abingdon it's PBs for Nicky Atkins(3.36.34 for 298th - 6 mins imp.and bettering her own Club Vets record),a massive one for Lois Kerrison(3.40.37 for 325th - 40 mins imp.) & a debut for Susan Cook,Edmund Croall's mother(670th in 5.24.47). Bob ran out of legs,sadly,at 19m and came home in 3.56.10(447th).Full results at - www.abingdonamblers.co.uk
Current leaders for Mabel's fine trophy(and it's open to both men & women) are Ross Shaddick(2.52.04 at Cardiff),Catherine Sweeney-Reed(3.29.08 in Stockholm) and Nicky Atkins(3.36.34),Lois Kerrison(3.40.37),Graeme Horstead(3.46.30 in London),Bob McDonough(3.56.10),David Greenfield(4.15.26 London) & Susan Cook(5.24.47).
History - Mabel was the wife of long-time supremo of the Polytechnic Marathon,Arthur Winter(see under Articles off the Main menu).
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