Run-Fast International

Weekend Race Roundup: 24 / 25 September 2016

Winfredah & Barnaba at the Robin Hood Half
Winfredah & Barnaba at the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon, Nottingham

This weekend saw a clean sweep of wins for the Run-Fast athletes in the UK, who set no fewer than 3 new course records in the process.

Run-Fast athletes have enjoyed plenty of success at the Ealing Half Marathon in the last few years, and 2016 proved to be no exception. Fresh from winning the Swansea Bay 10km a week before, Josphat Kipkemboi led from the gun in West London and looked effortless as he crossed the line in 1:04:14, a new course record. In the women’s race, Teresiah Omosa retained her title from last year, taking nearly two minutes off her 2015 time and also improving course record. Teresiah’s time put her 5th overall, well ahead of a good number of male club runners.

It was a similar story at the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham, where Run-Fast athletes recorded notable wins in both the men’s and the women’s races.

The latter saw a rematch from the Swansea Bay 10km the previous weekend between Kenyan junior Winfridah Moseti and GB international Katrina Wootton. This week it was Moseti who prevailed, crossing the line in 1:12:57, a PB and a new course record. This was no mean feat on a tough course with a headwind in the last few miles.

In the men’s race Barnaba Kipkoech was first across the line in 1:05:55, his first win of the autumn race season.

Overseas, three Run-Fast athletes put in good performances at the Warsaw Marathon. It was the youngest of the trio, Douglas Chebii, who had the best result, finishing 2nd in 2:11:24. This took more than 3 minutes off his best time for the marathon, a very promising result for someone who is not yet 23. In 3rd place was Dominic Kimwetich in 2:11:48, followed by Sammy Nyokaye in 2:14:16.