Malta Marathon Challenge- November 2016


Malta Marathon Challenge
12 Mounts Bay Harriers traveled to Malta to take on the marathon challenge- a series of 3 races (10 miles, 5k & a half marathon) over 3 days which add up to the Marathon distance of 26.2 miles. 11 Harriers ran all 3 races. Mel Ringwood ran the 5k race in her first competitive race of this distance finishing in a respectable 30.37 which was 2 minutes faster than her previous unofficial 5k time.
In the full challenge, the weather was very warm, an unseasonal 23c, making the distances a real challenge. The Harriers male over 50 team did very well with Andrew Hickson, Nigel Sims & Ian Matthews finishing 1,2&3rd respectively in their age groups. Andrew finished 18th overall in an excellent time of 3.01.26.
All 11 Harriers finished the full marathon challenge gaining their medals & enjoying the rest of their time in Malta.
Times for the full challenge-
Andrew Hickson- 3.01.26
Nigel Sims – 3.06.04
Stuart Thomson- 3.08.34
Ian Matthews – 3.19.29
Karen McClay – 3.42.39
Micky Ringwood – 3.44.24
Heidi Swaby- 4.12.17
Jackie Morse – 4.15.24
Nicky Morse – 4.15.55
Sue Matthews- 4.23.06
Rachel Thomson- 4.26.30