McDonnell wins Rugby Half - The Rugby Observer

McDonnell wins Rugby Half

Rugby Editorial 1st Nov, 2018   0

RUGBY & Northampton AC’s Alistair McDonnell won the Rugby Half Marathon on Sunday.

The race was entered by 660 athletes from across the UK, with 26 representing R&N.

McDonnell claimed first place in a blistering time of one hour, 16 minutes and ten seconds, while team-mate Stephen Marks finished 15 seconds further back (1:16:25) to complete a brilliant one-two for the team.

Daniel Williams also put in a strong performance, coming home in eighth place in a time of 1:23:10 to ensure there were three R&N athletes in the top ten.

Sally Baker turned in another fantastic performance and finished as the third-fastest female, running an impressive 1:29:18 and finishing 33rd overall.

Just ahead of her was R&N’s Richard Thomas who finished the race in a very respectable 1:28:51.

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