Swinn shaves 17 seconds off marathon PB in London

ALL personal bests count so Timothy Swinn of Southville Running Club should be pleased at making another improvement in the London Marathon yesterday.

Last September Swinn clocked a 6mins 13secs PB of 2:31.47 in Berlin then a week later completed London in 3:13.25.

He returned to the capital to give it his best attention yesterday and was rewarded with a time of 2:31.30, clipping 17 seconds off that Berlin mark to finish just six places behind leading Bristol & West AC runner Jonny Suttle.

B&W’s Andrew Drake was 289th (pictured) and 46th M40 in 2:35.13 with clubmates Aled Anderson and Adam Stokes clocking 2:35.51 and 2:36.05 respectively.

From Emersons Green Running Club Will Pannell clocked 2:35.44 in 304th .

Team Bath’s leading man was Dan Soltys with 2:35.54 while top Westbury Harrier was Chris Palmer, who recorded 2:59.07, just outside his PB of 2:58.14.

Leading Harrier in the women’s race was Lucy Richens (W45, 15th) with a very respectable 2:56.32 in 114th.

On her marathon debut B&W’s Laura Skinner also broke three hours with 2:58.56 in 169th .

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