Many local runners have been braving the recent wintry elements to step up their training in preparation for the traditional spring marathons in Brighton and London.
But for a group of members of the Uckfield Runners Club, the target destination was further afield, as they took on the Barcelona Marathon last Sunday.
Dan Simms was the quickest to finish from Uckfield Runners, recording a hugely impressive time of 3 hours 6 minutes. And, there were also excellent runs from Sam Kedwards and Chris Lugg, who both finished in 4 hours 28 minutes, Laura Grove (4 hours 40 minutes) and John Iliffe (4 hours 42 minutes).
Not content with taking part in the Barcelona Marathon, Sam Kedwards and Chris Lugg will also be running in Brighton on April 15th. Laura is also competing in the London Marathon a week later, along with fellow Uckfield Runners Stuart Mills and Chris Ruane.
Other Uckfield Runners due to run in this year’s Brighton Marathon are: Dayle Bryant, Jo Thornton, Lauren Scordilis, Andy Taylor, James Castell, Jamie Keddie, Stewart Gasson, Christine Tait, Max Williams, Richard Sweet-Escott and Darren King.
Congratulations to our local runners in Barcelona. And good luck to everyone from the Uckfield area who will be pounding the streets of Brighton and London next month!