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Ramzi Sidani is best of Ivanhoe Runners in Uttoxeter test

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 06, 2014

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THE Burton and District Summer League moved to Staffordshire for its second race on Sunday, the Uttoxeter Half Marathon.

A particularly testing race did not deter the 15-strong Ivanhoe Runners team.

First home and smiling all the way round was Ramzi Sidani (pictured), who finished an excellent 16th in 1.22.53.

Next back was Alistair Chambers (1.29.48) who impressed to finish 54th while Kev Wright, who had a great run to beat his 2013 time – finishing 72nd in 1:33:03.

Andy Jeyes was next back with another great performance, coming second in his age category and 83rd overall in 1.35.03.

Martin Yeomans, who had a great run only a week after the Stratford Marathon, finishing, was 97th in 1.37.03.

Andy Lindley found the going tough but battled well to finish in 1.42.24 (124th).

Next came Laura Graves with a strong finish – bringing her home second in age group and 25th lady in 1.51.18 for 195th overall.

Amanda Bradbury produced a very solid run for 31st lady in 1.54.08, just ahead of Ruth Green, who finished 34th lady and 226th overall in 1.54.54.

Victoria Smith celebrated her birthday by clocking 1.55.36 for 37th lady and 229th overall.

Carolyn Osborne crossed the line in 1.57.38 for 44th lady and 240th overall.

Fiona McKean was ive places back and 249th overall after crossing in 1.59.23, while Karl Savill was 255th in 2.00.28.

Teresa Talbott was using the race as Ironman training and had a good run to finish in 2.04.33 (59th lady and 277th overall) with Heather Swan not far behind in 2:05:52 (63rd lady and 284th overall).

Both men’s and ladies’ teams took sixth place in the overall results – and fared even better among the Burton and District Summer League teams.

The men were second behind Hatton Darts with the ladies third – setting the club up well for the Burton 10 on May 18.

Elsewhere, Becca Hallam took on the Lichfield Half Marathon, running strongly to finish in 1.40.10 (203rd).

Over in Northern Ireland, Ivanhoe chairman Kev Sanders ran the Roscommon 10k and had a great day to come home in 49.07 on a flat fast course.

Wife Judith Webster-Sanders ran the 5k event and finished a brilliant second lady.

Ivanhoe’s success continued on bank holiday Monday with Ian Kirk and Nick Teige running the Milton Keynes Marathon, finishing together in three hours, 41 minutes.

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