Bideford Amateur Athletic Club runners put in a strong showing in Sunday’s world record breaking BMW Berlin Marathon.
Mark Jenkin was the club’s first runner over the finish line in a time of 2:27:55.
Jenkin placed 75th in a field of 44,389 runners from 133 countries – a record number of participants for the event in its 45th year.
Ronnie Richmond crossed in 2:35:57 and Ian Gooding set a new category BAAC club record with a time of 2:37:06. There was a new PB for Andy Ingle, who finished in 2:43:56.
The marathon was won by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, who led from the start and set a new world record with a time of 2:01:39.
The 33-year-old obliterated the previous record of 2:02:57 set by his compatriot Dennis Kimetto four years ago in Berlin, taking the huge margin of one minute, 18 seconds off that time – the biggest advance in the men’s marathon world record for more than 50 years.
Other BAAC results
Swansea Bay 10k: Martin Colwill 0:35:54 (2nd in category), Helen Colwill 0:47:25.
Killerton 10k: Samantha Barnbrook 1:05:16.
Yeovilton 5k Series (final race of the season): Flynn Jennings 00:15:38, James Pugsley 00:16:03 (pb), Keith Shapland 00:16:55, Julie Dixon 00:17:50, Gary Blight 00:18:24 (pb), John Shapland 00:18:45, Leanne Glover 00:20:02, Jo Bedler 00:20:05, Karen Shapland 00:20:40(pb).