Simon Hart produced an impressively even paced high quality marathon run, just  day before his 52nd birthday.  After an initial 5km split of 18m 40 secs Simon clocked between 18:49 and 18:57 for each subsequent 5km and his half marathon split of 1hr 19m 38s was followed by a second half only one second slower. His finishing time of 2hrs 39m 17s was his second fastest ever, just 30 seconds outside his career best set two years ago in the London event, placing Simon fifth overall in the men's 50-54 age category.

Marathon debutant Gavin Maley was pleased to complete the course in 3:16.39 after an injury affected build up and Jo Sullivan's achieved a 3m 51m 46s clocking reaching half-way in a fast 1hr 46m 12 sec split before slowing considerably after 25km in her second marathon, 10 years after her debut.