Perendis Lekapana

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • Semi de Boulogne-Billancourt, France 2018 – 1st – 1:10:48
  • Wachau Half Marathon, Austria 2018 – 1st – 1:09:21
  • Yangzhou Half Marathon, China 2018 – 6th – 1:09:53
  • Semi de Boulogne-Billancourt, France 2017 – 2nd – 1:09:13
  • Wachau Half Marathon, Austria 2016 – 1st – 1:09:49
  • Venloop Half Marathon, Netherlands 2016 – 1st – 1:10:34
  • Marseille-Cassis 20km, France 2015 – 3rd – 1:07:15
  • Wilmslow Half Marathon, UK 2015 – 1st – 1:11:24 (course record)
  • Cabbage Patch 10, UK 2014 – 2nd – 56:38
  • Cardiff Half Marathon, UK 2014 – 2nd – 1:12:25
  • Bath Half Marathon, UK 2014 – 1st – 1:10:53
  • Poole Festival of Running 10k, UK 2013 – 1st – 33:42

Background

Perendis has been with Run-Fast since 2013, and has consistently delivered top performances on the road, racking up titles and podium finishes at top international races. After a series of successful races at shorter distances in the UK that year, she moved her primary focus up to the half marathon, claiming titles in the Bath, Surrey, and Perkins Great Eastern Half Marathons in the following year alone.

After breaking the course record to win the 2015 Wilmslow Half Marathon, Perendis raced to top finishes outside the UK, winning the Reims Half Marathon in a near-personal best performance and finishing 3rd at the prestigious Marseille-Cassis 20km. She carried this momentum into 2016, dominating the roads in Europe with three major half marathon titles, culminating in her first sub-70 clocking that autumn in Wachau.

Perendis continued to progress in 2017, notching another podium finish in France with a 1:09:13 runner-up finish at the Semi de Boulogne-Billancourt. Dipping under 70 minutes for the third year in a row in Yangzhou this year, Perendis is set to contend for wins at familiar European races through the remainder of 2018.