Trayford smashes Fenland Running Club ladies record at London Marathon while three runners go under three hours

PUBLISHED: 12:42 28 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:42 28 April 2015

Left to Right: Paul Griffin, Maire Irlam, Stewart Harrison, Gary Bligh, Andrew Plume, Stuart Follen, Martin Jennings, Shane Draper, Justin Showell, Sarah Gauvin.

Left to Right: Paul Griffin, Maire Irlam, Stewart Harrison, Gary Bligh, Andrew Plume, Stuart Follen, Martin Jennings, Shane Draper, Justin Showell, Sarah Gauvin.

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Three Fenland Running Club members achieved their “holy grail” at the London Marathon, while another set a club record.

Melanie Trayford at mile 14 on her way to new Ladies' club record.Melanie Trayford at mile 14 on her way to new Ladies' club record.

Andrew Plume, Martin Jennings and Gary Bligh all achieved sub-three hour times.

Star run of the day was by Melanie Trayford, who came home in 3.14.50 - not just a personal best but a ladies club record by more than six minutes.

Nine of the 13 FRC runners set personal bests, with three others setting their first time standard.

Full results (37,675 finishers): Andrew Plume 1,219th 2:55:27 (BP); Martin Jennings 1,358th 2:56:53 (PB); Gary Bligh 1,680th 2:58:56 (PB); Shane Draper 2,137th 3:02:42 (PB); Melanie Trayford 3,669th 3:14:50 (PB, Ladies’Club Record); Stuart Follen 3,887th 3:16:35 (PB); Paul Griffin 3,890th 3:16:37 (PB); Maire Irlam 5,735th 3:27:54 (PB); Stewart Harrison 6,562nd 3:31:58; Sarah Gauvin 8,700th 3:42:21; Justin Showell 9,692nd 3:45:57 (PB); Ellen Drew 12,821st 3:56:48; Sharon Bird 34,101st 5:42:33.

Sarah Rippon ran the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon, finishing 573rd in a field of 599 in a massive personal best of 5.18.45.

Club second-claim member Gillian Holmes ran the Blackpool Marathon and finished in five hours 31 minutes.


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