North Cotswold Tri & Run

Enigma Week At The Knees Marathons (March 13, 15, 18) – Milton Keynes.

STEVE EDWARDS took on three days of the Enigma 7-day Marathon series last week in Milton Keynes and was delighted to win two of the races and finish third in the other.

The first at Willen Lake on Monday was over a nine-lap course where he finished in 3:23.22 for first place.

The second, again at Willen Lake just two days later, saw him claim first again in a slightly quicker time of 3:22.56.

The third on Saturday was at Caldecotte Lake where he finished the seven-lap course very tired in windy conditions, but his 3:24.56 earned him third place.

This capped off an intensive but successful 10-day period which saw Steve run five marathons taking his overall tally to 774 but more importantly his sub-3:30 finishes to 696.

All of which means that Steve has a great chance of becoming the first person on the planet to record 700 official sub-3:30 finishes at the London Marathon on April 23.

Reading Half-Marathon

THREE other NCTR members were in action at the Reading Half-Marathon all looking for good performances and got them.

It was a blustery day but this didn't stop a delighted Chris Krzywiec coming home in 1:17.06 to smash his personal best time by a minute in breaking the 1:18 barrier for the first time.

Next home was Al Holt with an impressive sub-90-minute finish in 1:29.50.

Chris's other half Kate then completed the hat-trick of fine performances finishing in 1:30.04 which was a new personal best by a massive 1min 30sec and so close to breaking the 90-minute barrier for the first time.