Multi-marathon runner Steve Edwards soared to victory at the Enigma Planes (Saturday) in Milton Keynes achieving a 60th career marathon win for the ‘Godfather’.
The Enigma Planes was held over two days with Marathon 1 (clockwise direction) and a half marathon on Saturday 29 July followed by Marathon 2 (anticlockwise direction) on Sunday 30 July.
North Cotswold Tri & Run (NCTR) athlete Steve completed his 789th marathon on Saturday in 3:14:40 taking a step nearer to his 1000 marathons World Record. Steve had stiff competition throughout the race from Graham Malt of Littledown Harriers whose efforts he attributed to his win and thanked accordingly. Graham finished second in 3:18:26 with Keith Luxon of Benfleet RC coming third in 3:29:27.
Sarah Thomson was first lady in 4:03:10.
Simon Evans of Dacorum & Tring AC completed his first marathon after a series of health issues prevented him from doing so in April this year. His determination to succeed paid off and he crossed the line on Saturday in 4:56:45 and now has a 26.2 miler to his credit.
There was an equally gutsy display of running by Kat McVicar of So Let’s Go Running (SLGR) to complete both marathons despite suffering from a hip/groin injury. She finished Marathon 1 in 6:09:08 and Marathon 2 in 5:55:58 with both results helping her towards her goal of joining the 100-marathon club.
102 runners completed both marathons and 25 runners finished the half marathon with all three races taking place around Caldecotte Lake in Milton Keynes. This multi-lap event was organised by Enigma Running and is part of their 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ series.
Photo courtesy of Teresa Edwards.