Newark Athletic Club’s Rebecca Gallop Sets New Course Record at Newport Marathon
Newark athlete Rebecca Gallop lived up to her name and convincingly won the Newport Marathon in wet and windy conditions, breaking her course and club record.
Gallop’s 02-44-07 arrival in Wales improved his previous best time at the Cheshire Elite Marathon in April by almost two minutes.
The top spot placed her among the nation’s top marathoners, breaking Newport’s previous course record of 51 seconds.
After the race, Gallop’s Newark Athletic Club coach Bill Taylor said that based on the evidence from this race, a time in the 2-30s would be likely in the years to come, with the potential for international competition. .
The future certainly looks bright for the Newark athlete as 2022 approaches.
Oliver Crampton also set a new 10,000-strong Newport record, breaking the 35-minute barrier for the first time in 34-50.
Crampton finished 30th in a field of over 2,000 runners.
Chris Elmer ran 35-23 in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k and Helena Schofield also set a new Leeds record in 36-52.
Kimberley Etherington-Bates ran at the pace of Liverpool’s 5km Rock ‘n’ Roll to set a season record of 23-17.
She followed her 5 km time with a new personal best in the 10 km the next day, finishing in 47-47.
Lewis Hopkinson of Newark topped his age group (40 veterans) in the Beachy Head Marathon and 10K this weekend. Its time is to be confirmed.