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Maidenhead Athletics Club runners have hell of a time at Hellfire half marathon

Linda Szulc.

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Maidenhead Athletic Club (MAC) members tackled the Hellfire Half Marathon and 10k near High Wycombe last Sunday, with two claiming podium places. Kirsty Matthews was the third woman to finish while Dave Waterman was second in his age group.

Becky Atkinson overcame a fall which left her with a black eye to win the women’s race at the Snowdonia Trail Ultra marathon. Becky completed the 36mile plus course in 6.25.

Linda Szulc showed incredible endurance to complete the Race to the King Ultra race, a non-stop 100k race along the Ridgeway from Lewknor to Avebury. It was the third and final race in the Threshold series and, needing a headtorch to finish in the dark, she clocked 14 hours 57 minutes.

Anne Sullivan completed the Dinton Pastures 10k in sweltering conditions on Thursday evening in a time of 56.41.

Adam and Lara Bennett both finished toward the top of the leaderboard in the Marlow Triathlon on Sunday. Lara was third in the ladies sprint distance event while Adam was fifth in the Olympic distance. The race featured a river swim, undulating bike ride around Henley and a scenic park run.

Imogen Wilson competed at the English Schools Championships in Birmingham on Friday, qualifying fourth in her heat in the 300m. She also set a new personal best of 41.76 in the process to come 11th out of the 24 runners in the event. She was also part of the u13s 4x100m relay team.

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