Newark’s Adam Holland continues his winning streak, taking the honours at yesterday’s (25 September) Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon. The 29-year old member of Nottfast Running Club won the Hull Marathon last week and has now followed that up with a Robin Hood success in 2:37:25.
Holland was one of over 13,000 runners who packed the streets of Nottingham, eager to tackle a new, undulating route containing several iconic features along the way. The half and full marathon started at 9.30am with the 2.5K Mini Marathon at 10am.
This hugely popular race was organised by Sweatshop Events with Cancer Research UK as the official headline charity for the second time. In addition, it was the host for the British Athletics Half Marathon Championships. Marathon world record holder and 200m T24 Paralympic champion, Richard Whitehead MBE was the race starter. Along with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Richard sent the runners on their way.
Kenyan Barnaba Kipkoech of Team Run Fast won the half marathon in 1:05:55 followed by Nicholas Torry of the Serpentine Running Club in 1:06:26. Torrey was also the fastest British male, winning the British Athletics Half Marathon Championships. Alastair Watson of Notts AC was third in 1:06:38.
Fellow Kenyan Winfridah Moseti won the women’s half marathon in 1:12:57. Katrina Wooten of Coventry Godiva was second in 1:13:25 with Tracy Barlow of Thames Valley Harriers coming third in 1:15:21.
With Adam Holland taking the men’s marathon crown, the runner-up spot went to Oscar Partridge of Mynyddwyr De Cymru in 2:38:58. Chris Millett of Team Derby Runner was third in 2:40:41.
Joanne Nelson of Darwen Dashers won the women’s race in 2:56:03. Sarah Davis-Foxon of Northampton Road Runners was second in 3:05:04 with Katherine Brougham of Wigan & District Harriers and Athletic Club, third in 3:13:39.