Sunday 13th March 2016 saw a new generation of Run-Fast athletes racing on the roads of the UK for the very first time.
On a cold morning, the athletes in question performed admirably, winning the men’s and women’s races in both the Bath Half Marathon and the Surrey Half Marathon.
In Bath, Robert Mbithi not only won the race by over three minutes, but also broke the course record in doing so. Robert’s time of 61:43 is the fastest half marathon in the UK this year, and was achieved despite running solo for the vast majority of the race. In the women’s race it was Run-Fast’s rising star Lenah Jerotich who crossed the line first, finishing in 72:23.
Meanwhile at the Surrey Half, which starts and finishes in Woking, new signing Barnaba Kipkoech won the race in convincing style, coming home in 66:04 in his first ever half marathon. The winner of the women’s race (and 2nd place finisher overall) was his Run-Fast athlete Damaris Areba, whose time of 70:57 was both a course record and a personal best. Her teammate Teresiah Omosa, in her second season of races here in the UK, finished 2nd in 73:24, also a personal best.