Kieron smashes his personal best time at London marathon

Weston Athletic Club at the London Marathon.

Weston Athletic Club at the London Marathon. - Credit: Archant

Weston Athletic Club member Kieron Summers smashed his personal best time at the London Marathon by over seven minutes.

TWENTY-SIX runners from Weston Athletic Club travelled to London at the weekend to take part in what is arguably the best marathon in the world.

Kieron Summers had an incredible race with everything going to plan He smashed his personal best from last year by over seven minutes in a time of 2.44.43. Nick Briffitt was second for the club in 2.46.30, also bettering his time from last year followed by Guy Bradford with another personal best of 2.55.01.

Teresa King had a terrific race having not raced in London since 2004 and putting it down to muscle memory finishing in 3.20.09.

Nikki Fulstow also had a successful run coming in second club lady and also obtaining a personal best of 3.35.45. Cheryl Valentine took third spot in a personal best time of 3.52.57, despite suffering cramps during the race.

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Other club runners finishing the marathon were: Dominic Taylor-Jones (3.01.00), Phil Tomlinson (3.06.45), Kevin Minty (3.10.26), Chris Datchler (3.40.41), Paul Grinham (3.56.12), Kira Thorpe (4.06.13), Amanda Hunter (4.25.07), Ray Broadhurst (4.35.11), Georgie Ford (4.36.10), Vanessa Andrews and Mandy Nash (4.38.18), Lesley Bowskill (4.41.09), Julie Shergold and Julia Withers (4.41.10) Shaleen Summers (4.47.38), Caroline Holt (4.50.17), Julia Turnbull (4.52.41), Sue Collard (4.53.12), Carole Craddock (4.53.13) and Ian Prideaux (5.10.20).

Finally, a massive congratulations goes to Chris McMillan, who triumphed in the Pensford 10k, finishing first overall in 35.39.

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The club’s next race is the five-mile Weston Prom Run on May 21. The race starts at 7.30pm and is preceded by the one-mile race at 6.45pm.

For more information about all the club’s races, and becoming a member, visit

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