Chippenham half marathon record is smashed

JONAH Chesum, who runs for the Run Free agency which brings over runners from Africa to race in Europe, smashed the course record in the Chippenham half marathon yesterday.

Chesum was in a class of his own as he clocked a blistering time of 63mins 50secs knocking almost four minutes off the previous record set in 2011 by Paul Martelleti. Top woman was former GB international Wendy Nicholls of Cirencester AC in a time of 1hr 22mins 54secs.