Woodruff smashes three hour barrier at London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 07:43 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:50 24 April 2013

After the madness of Boston last week it brought great gladness to the heart to watch runners, spectators and organisers have a super day out at the London Marathon, writes Dave Mutter.

After the bitter cold, wet or windy winter training months runners were not used to the hot conditions in the capital.

It is not easy to get a place in this event and many AVR’s were left disappointed and had to watch on the telly, but a few did get in.

Thomas Woodruff really excelled smashing the three-hour barrier, finishing 935th in 2:56:43.

Next home for AVR was the old master Graham Newton, finishing 6,418th in 3:40:23, closely followed by Carol Austin 7248th in 3:44:32.

Myrtle Croad was 15,969th, 4:22:56 and Gavin Warren nearly achieved his target of 4hrs 30mins, he was 19,055th in 4:35:39. Henley Bailey was 22,979th in 4:53:09 and Becs Davey 29,236th, 5:34:00.

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