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The sun shone on the 2500 runners who took part in the Lifestyle Renault Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon on Sunday 27 February. Sent on their way by Dame Kelly Holmes, the competitors ran through some of the most gorgeous Kent countryside, to take on one of the most challenging half marathon courses in the country. Cheered on by residents from the local villages all along the route, Tunbridge Wells and surrounding villages did a great job supporting runners for the entire 13.1mile course.
Ranked the 6th most difficult half marathon in the country, the race was won by Andy Greenleaf of Winchester in an amazing time of 1 hr 9 minutes, and hoping to start her qualification form for the 2012 Olympics, Liz Yelling won the women’s race in 1 hr 13 minutes.
Main sponsor of the race, Lifestyle Renault also had a team running in the event. Twenty six members of staff, friends and family took part as Team Lifestyle, while raising funds for local Tunbridge Wells based charity, the Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre. Also running the race was the Chairman of Lifestyle Europe, Marc Matthew, and speaking after the event, Marc had a few words:
“This is our first time in sponsoring the race, and I’ve got to say, it was a fantastic day for the whole town. I’d like to congratulate all the winners and also to say a big thank you to Sarah Russell, Tunbridge Wells Harriers, and all the police and marshalls who generously gave up their time to make sure the race was run in the safest possible manner. I must also thank the residents of Tunbridge Wells, both for their vocal support around the course and their understanding for the inevitable disruption that such a big event brings. They did the town proud.”
The staff were running the event in aid of the local charity, the Pickering Centre, which provides vital support for families suffering from Cancer. The team was put together and co-ordinated by Paul Murrells, Sales Director at Lifestyle Europe and has raised in excess of £14,000 for the Pickering Centre. “The level of sponsorship we’ve achieved is absolutely incredible,” said Paul. “It is tribute to the whole Lifestyle family that we have achieved this level of support. Our sponsors mean a lot to all the team and I’m humbled at how they have backed us for the event. The whole team sends love and thanks to them all.”
The listing for the Lifestyle Renault Entrants with their finish times and places are below:
|Lifestyle Pos||Forename||Surname||Chip Pos||Chip Time|