GOOD luck to Pete Le Grice this morning as he lines up for the Brighton marathon.
The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured above) goes into the race in the best form of his life after enjoying a great spring build-up.
Last month he smashed his personal best by over a minute in the Bath half marathon finishing third in a time of 64mins 55secs while in February he sped to a PB of 29:39 in the Chichester 10k.
Then just last week Le Grice showed his leg speed is faster than ever with a sparkling performance in the National 12-Stage Road Relay Championships, clocking the fifth fastest time of the day on a long stage.
That all adds up to Le Grice being in the best form of his life and if he can add the stamina and pace judgement required to succeed over 26.2 miles – and conditions are helpful on the south coast – then his marathon best of 2hrs 21mins 08secs recorded in Jersey last year must be under threat.
“On current form I really believe Pete is capable of running 2hrs 18mins,” said Bristol & West team manager Mike Down.