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Wright smashes his previous best in Brighton Marathon





Stratford AC;s Alan Wright and Kate Sergent are all smiles after completing the Brighton Marathon on Sunday.
Stratford AC;s Alan Wright and Kate Sergent are all smiles after completing the Brighton Marathon on Sunday.

TWO Stratford runners competed in the spectacular Brighton Marathon last weekend.

The race is one of the country’s favourite 26.2-milers, with its finish on the Brighton seafront. First to finish was Alan Wright (4.19.44).

It was Wright’s third appearance in the race and he was delighted with his time, which was nine minutes quicker than last year.

Wright ran a consistent race, with his last three 5k splits being within 48 seconds of each other.

He now moves on to Madrid this weekend to compete in a half marathon event. Stratford AC team-mate Kate Sergent also had an excellent race, finishing 25th out of 219 in the 55-64 age group in a time of 4.34.24.

The congested start ensured it took her a bit of time to get into her stride, but she managed to produce a consistent race, amazingly speeding up in the final 7k.

Sergent has been running well in 2016 and trained hard for Brighton.

That training paid off with a superb run that was only 52 seconds off her personal best at the Dublin Marathon six years ago.

The race was won by Duncan Mayio in 2.09.56, while the first lady finisher was Grace Momanyi in 2.34.16.



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