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Well done our Jen

April 05, 2017 by Martin Lawrence
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Last week at the Manchester Marathon club member Jen Sangster ran it in a fantastic time of 3 hours 5 minutes 27 seconds and that qualified her to run for England, we asked her about her race and what this all means, this is what Jen told us:

‘Last weekend, I, along with a number of other awesome Redway Runners, traveled up to Manchester to run the marathon. This was my first of 4 events this month but this was the most nerve wracking for me! I was attempting to qualify in the Age Group Masters to represent England in the marathon! No pressure then!

I had to come in the Top 5 in my age category to get through but that meant I had absolutely no idea how fast I had to run! I just had to come in the top 5. So, I did what I could and gently aimed to pass any woman I could see ahead of me… starting as 47th lady, 29th by halfway and finishing 19th overall. Had I done enough? I phoned Andy to tell him I’d got a PB… and he told me the result…I’d come 1st in my age category!

Yes I cried! I still can’t quite believe it. I’m going to represent England at the Chester Marathon on 8th October 2017! And I get to wear the England kit too (sorry Martin, it’s not green!).

I couldn’t have done it without the support of all you lovely people.

Thank you all so much!.

Fab news well done Jen

Jen Sangster Apr 2017