Race date: 27th November 2016.
In 1992, club legend Mary Picksley went to London, ran 3:06:18 and set a club record which would go on to stand for over 20 years.
In 2016, Sian Evans flew to Florence to compete in the 33rd edition of the Firenze Marathon. After a storming performance in London earlier in the year where the senior women’s club record fell, the overall women’s club record surely was in danger.
Sian went through 5km in 12th position in her category and only got stronger throughout, finishing as 10th senior woman. Her official time was 3:03:24, with a chip time of 3:02:58. Taking nearly 3 minutes off a record that has stood for so long is a staggering achievement.
Congratulations on a stunning performance Sian!
The women’s race was won by Winny Jepkorir of Kenya in 2:28:46 and the men’s race was won by Teshomeshumi Yadete of Ethiopia in 2:11:57. Full results available online.