Report London Marathon

Marathon man Findlay leads charge in London

LONG distance duo David Findlay and Simon Tippett flew the Basildon flag at the 2017 London Marathon, finishing in commendable times.
Findlay was the first of the two home, completing the course in 3:32.57, just a couple of minutes outside his lifetime best, set at last year’s Chelmsford Marathon in October.  His time placed him in the top 600 runners in the M50 age group.
Basildon’s SAL men’s team manager has enjoyed a strong winter season, completing the testing “Benfleet 15” multi-terrain course in January in 1:55, the fifth masters athlete home. He was also a regular scoring runner in the senior men’s cross country team throughout the winter.
Tippett last donned the Basildon vest at last year’s Essex County Veteran’s Championships. In London, he was also narrowly outside his best which he set back in 2012, running for East Essex Tri Club. This year, representing the other Gloucester Park club, he clocked 4:00.11 to finish 1556 in the M45 age category.

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Results LYDL Rd1

Well done to all athletes who took part on Saturday in round one of the Lower YDL where quite a few PB’s was set and the team finished in sixth place overall with 327.5 points

Thank you to the parents who helped out, thank you to Debbie Rixson who Team Managed on the day. As you all know we are still looking for a team manager for this league.  There are only three rounds remaining  which are on Sat 20th May / Sun 18th June and final one on 15th July if anyone would like to take up this post please contact Wendy.
See Some Results below.

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SAL Match Report

MATCH REPORT: Southern Athletics League, Match 1

Basildon AC stunned their new Division Three rivals in the first round of this year’s Southern Athletics League with a convincing win.
The sizeable travelling squad left the first fixture at Luton with maximum points, some 40 points ahead of the second-place hosts.


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