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Hamblin notches up a marathon over two races

ALEX Hamblin showed good powers of recovery and impressive consistency as he ran his second half marathon seven days.

Having clocked a personal best time of 76mins 44secs for 41st place in the Bristol half marathon the Westbury Harrier made the short hop up the M5 for the Cheltenham half where he recorded 77:40 for 17th place.

That time is his second quickest ever which is encouraging – though maybe now he needs a break from racing the distance!

Bristol & West AC’s over 50 veteran Miles Pearce opted for the Taunton Deane 10k and ran 42:51 for 67th.

 Cheltenham half marathon – men: 1 Ben Price (Chelt) 69:50.

LOCAL: 18 Alex Hamblin (WH) 1:17.40.

Women: 1 Rachel Felton (Stroud, W35) 1:20.29;

 Taunton Deane 10K: 1 Daniel Cahill (Minster Milers) 33:49.

67 Miles Pearce (B&W, M50) 42:51.