PICTURES: Marathon effort for town runners

Full mararthon

Full mararthon

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More than 330 runners took part in the area’s first marathon of its kind in 25 years on Sunday. Photographer John Aron went along to get some pictures.

The event saw 145 runners take part in the full marathon, 128 in the half marathon and 60 runners, in 12 teams of five, take part in the relay marathon.

boston neighbourhood policing  team
rasing money for Butterfly Hospice trust

boston neighbourhood policing team rasing money for Butterfly Hospice trust

Richard Austin said the run – the first of its kind in the area for 25 years – went ‘so well’.

He said: “We had tremendously good reports from the runners who were full of praise for how everyone cheered them on, as well as how well the event was marshalled.”

He added: “I think it enhanced the lives of a lot of people.”

In the 26.2 mile full-marathon, first place was taken by Benjamin Harris with a time of 2.40.11, while in second place was Ruslan Seitkalijev in 2.40.52 and third was David Bone with 2.51.47.

Winner of the Full Marathon
Ben Harris

Winner of the Full Marathon Ben Harris

In the 13.1 half-marathon, Richard Brown was first with 1.12.36, while Mark Sands was second in 1.15.59 
and third was Natalie Burns 1.19.43.

The winning team in the 13.1 mile relay was Boston Neighbourhood Policing Team with 1.50.15, while second place went to the Hips Don’t Lie with 1.54.58.

Finally, an unnamed team came third with a time of 1.56.30.

The event was sponsored by Big Local and Ramsey Health Care.

Half Mararton ladies winner
Natalie BURNS

Half Mararton ladies winner Natalie BURNS

Half mararton
Richard Brown winner

Half mararton Richard Brown winner

Start half  Marathon

Start half Marathon