Garden City Runners' Michael Tandy happy with good time in first marathon

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 May 2018

Garden City Runners' Terry Tristram shows off his medal after finishing his first ever race.

Garden City Runners' Terry Tristram shows off his medal after finishing his first ever race.

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Despite London being done and in the record books, there are still plenty of marathons to test the legs of the Garden City Runners.

Garden City Runners' Kath Evans and Elaine Giles were at the Viper Trail 15 mile run.Garden City Runners' Kath Evans and Elaine Giles were at the Viper Trail 15 mile run.

And Michael Tandy chose Newport as the location for his first ever 26-miler, which he finished in a commendable three hours 46 minutes 55 seconds.

St Edmund’s College & Prep School in Ware was the venue for a 5K and 10K race with Tom Rogers (53:32), Shena Lancaster (58:26) and Melanie King (59:15) doing the 10K while Terry Tristram finished the 5K in 34:22, his first official race and medal.

Elaine Giles and Kath Evans were in Chelmsford for the Viper Trail 15 mile race, a mainly off-road run with a few sections on the open road where runners self-navigate.

Evans praised Giles’ “fab navigational skills” as the pair managed not to do too many extra miles. They finished together in 3:12:30.

Ali Christie ran the scenic Blenheim 7K around the trails and paths of Blenheim Palace, finishing in 55:08.

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