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Report by Ian Lockyer
2018-03-27 22:11:21

Personal Best for Jack Bradley at the ‘Big Half’

Jack Bradley was one of several club members that ran the inaugural The Big Half on Sunday 4th March. The event was almost cancelled because of 'The Beast from the East', but on Saturday afternoon the race was given the all-clear. By 0900 on Sunday conditions were almost perfect. Cool, but not too cold and only a slight breeze.

Jack said, ‘I was excited to be lining up in the pen just behind the likes of Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins (why do they get a head start?!). Some 11,500 runners joined me in chasing after them. The course was relatively flat, and the closed streets of London took in the famous sights of Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and the Cutty Sark. The route was lined with bands, choirs, steel drums and plenty of public support to keep everyone going.’

He added, ‘I managed to run an even pace throughout the race, and as I passed through the 15km mark I knew I was in with a chance of hitting my target time. As I neared the finish and my legs were getting tired the support of the crowd kept me going. Thank you to the many strangers cheering on the runner from Thanet.’

‘I passed the finish line in 1:23:50 knocking nearly 9 minutes off of my previous best set at last year's Kent Coastal Half. There can't be any better feeling than seeing your training pay off on race day.’

Well done Jack on such a great performance

 

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