Wissey Half Marathon – 05/09/2021

This year’s Wissey Half Marathon took place in warm temperatures at the start of September. The warmer temperatures compared to the previous couple of weeks ensured that it was tough going but the course itself provided an enjoyable route starting in Oxborough and passing through several local villages. The first half of the course is progressively uphill with a few little climbs before a big incline around the 8-9 mile point. After setting off a bit too fast I was starting to struggle at this point and very much appreciated the downhill part of the course from 9-10 miles before a final push towards the finish. Although I did not manage to secure the PB I was aiming for, I did manage to hold on for a new age category record. Five other Jags ran this race with Rod Bye and Ellie Gaskins both achieving PBs and an age category record for Ellie. Jackie Bye completed the family success by claiming first place in her age category and Iwona Litwiniec and Stephen Brown also produced excellent runs on this nice but challenging course! The race is very well organised by Ryston runners with good marshalling along the route.

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith1:20:55New Age Category RecordDiamond
Rod Bye1:31:40YesDiamond
Ellie Gaskins1:31:55Yes and New Age Category RecordGold
Iwona Litwiniec1:54:20Silver
Stephen Brown1:54:22Silver
Jackie Bye1:56:16Diamond