DAN Jones’ decision to run the Vitality Big Half in London on Sunday rather than Bath this weekend was rewarded with an emphatic personal best.
It has been a long time coming for the Team Bath AC runner as he carved 1min 12seconds off his seven-year-old best with a time of 72mins 34secs to move into the top ten of the 2019 South West Rankings for the distance.
“I am really pleased with that time,” said Jones.
“For the first four miles I was running at under 72 minutes pace but conditions were pretty blowy on Sunday and that cost me.
“I reckon had they been better I would have broken 72 minutes but I didn’t feel too bad at all at the finish and that bodes well for the London Marathon, which is my next big target.”