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CLIF Bar Kent Roadrunner Marathon returns with a cash bonus

by Editor
Wednesday 27th May 2015
 
 

Race preview: CLIF Bar Kent Roadrunner Marathon - Saturday, May 30, 2015

Photo: Showboating is encouraged at the Kent Roadrunner Marathon© tzruns/Stuart March Photography

The annual CLIF Bar Kent Roadrunner Marathon returns this Saturday to the smooth blemish-free tarmac circuit at Cyclopark in north-west Kent.  This multi-lap race is now in its fourth year and has established itself on the calendar as a quick race as well as major event on the social calendar of  seasoned marathoners.

With a new cash bonus on offer for a course record, the men’s and ladies’ entries at the sharp-end look speedy.  Favourites amongst the gents are Daniel Hull (Waverley) and Michele Bottone (Serpentine).  Hull ran an excellent 2:40 at London in April, while Bottone completed the same event in 2:44.  Both look capable of challenging Adam Stokes’ course record of 2:44:13. 

In the ladies’ field we’ll see a welcome return by Hannah Oldroyd. The Yorkshire athlete was last seen at Cyclopark where she took Silver medal in the 2014 England Athletics 50K Championships.  With a PB of 2:50 she is favourite to challenge Jen Salter’s course record.

The race will also welcome Vassos Alexander, whose voice is known to millions as the sports presenter of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.

Another sell-out attendance will take on the 17-lap course with traditional race prizes available plus this event’s trademark “showboating” contest for displaying some tomfoolery whilst running a marathon.  This latter event is entirely optional, but experience in recent years has shown it is something some runners adore.  We look forward to seeing how competitors respond this year to the theme of cow-related silliness!

The race starts at 9am at Cyclopark (DA11 7NP) with spectators welcome at this dedicated sporting venue .

Photos: Race favourites Daniel Hull © Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford; Michele Bottone © tzruns/Stuart March Photography and Hannah Oldroyd © tzruns / Julian Porter Photography

Find out more at www.kentroadrunner.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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