The inaugural Sublime Racing Peterborough Marathon has been unanimously voted a success by runners and volunteer Race Makers alike
The whole team pulled together to deliver a fabulous event, that went like clockwork on race day.
Entries were restricted to allow a low key soft launch and it worked beautifully. The race was only announced when the major city marathons had been opened for some time, meaning most marathoners had already committed to their challenge. The first event ran with 200 participants which was just perfect.
Overall race winner was England Masters Marathon team member Ty Farrer of Huntingdonshire AC in a cracking time of 2:41.12.
Ty said “What an event - it was amazing! Nothing better than when the fatigue kicks in at 23 miles, you know you have the pool, sauna and steam room to look forward to, on top of the massage, food, band etc.”
Winner of the women’s race was Emma Caplan, finishing in 2:57.36 which put her in fourth place overall.
Emma who travelled from Bournemouth, commented “Thank you so much for a great race and for arranging such an amazing sub 3 pacer, Ian Hammett was absolutely incredible. I am still buzzing as you can imagine and still can’t believe it. Very happy!”
The feedback has been incredible, which promises an even better event next year. Read just a few of the comments we’ve received…
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, organized citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. - I think this quote by Margaret Mead sums up what you and your team achieved today.” Eamonn Dorling – Official
“Absolutely brilliant event today, totally flawless. Marshals were outstanding. This was my 91st marathon and one of the best.” Brian Thurogood – Runner
“I would just like to congratulate you and all of your helpers on today’s event. The organisation, volunteers, marshals and pacers were all great and the route was just amazing.
“From a personal note, special thanks go to one of your 4 hour pacers, Ashley Gilbert, as without his help I definitely would not have finished in under 4 hours.
“You really have got something to build on for future years, so a real well done to all involved. Hope to see you all next year.” Robin Elliot – Runner
“Can I just say what an outstanding job your team and the other Race Makers did of the Marathon today, it was a pleasure to be part of the team. I hope to be part of it again and if I can help in any way with future events please let me know.” Tim Seabrook – Race Maker