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Marathon efforts by Taylor

PUBLISHED: 19:02 21 October 2009 | UPDATED: 08:43 01 August 2010

Bungay Running Club's Ian Taylor kept up the pace on his Autumn Marathon Challenge on Sunday, October 18 when he ran the Amsterdam Marathon for the second consecutive year.

Bungay Running Club's Ian Taylor kept up the pace on his Autumn Marathon Challenge on Sunday, October 18 when he ran the Amsterdam Marathon for the second consecutive year.

The one-lap course includes a 10k section along both banks of the River Amstel together with a delightful section through the Vondelpark and various sections alongside the city canals.

With temperatures of 10ºC and no wind, conditions were ideal and Taylor completed in a chip time of 3-02:12 being three minutes faster than his 2008 time.

He was delighted with his performance as this was his third marathon in as many weeks and felt the whole race went extremely well. He finished in 441st place out of about 6,000 competitors.

The weather was excellent for the inaugural running of the “Saxons Approximately 5 mile” race in Saxmundham on Sunday. 62 runners completed the course and five Bungay Black Dogs took part.

The first to finish was Roland Shaw in 34:42 (15th). David Waterman had a good race, managing 38:28 (25th) and first Black Dog lady home was Karen McMorran in an incredible time of 43:40 (44th).

Novices Alison Rogers and Jacques Green both had excellent times finishing in 55th and 56th positions in 51:20 and 51:59 respectively.

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