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Invicta road runners put on good show in the marathon

A number of runners from Invicta East Kent AC took part in the 2009 Flora London Marathon in a record field of 36000 entrants on a warm and sunny morning for the Marathon. Mark Wilkins making his marathon debut ended up being the quickest runner from the club, he just missed the elite 2:45min mark, to finish with a time of 2:46.15 a fine effort! 2nd home for Invicta being fellow marathon debutant Damien Vadgama who managed 3:04.09. Tim Sutton once again ran as one of the offical pacemakers for Runnersworld magazine and in running 3:28.45 helped many other runners, achieve there pacing targets. First female home from the club being a senior athlete! Former Invicta GB International Runner Charlotte Dale made her return to running, after a number of years away injured, finished in 3:16.39secs. Sue Cooper being the clubs second female home in 3:55.17. 317th Mark Wilkins (sm) 2:46.15 1158th Damien Vadgama (sm) 3:04.09 1880th Adam Cowper-Smith (m50) 3:13.37 211(f) Charlotte Dale (sw) 3:16.39 3468th Tim Sutton (m40) 3:28.45 1523(f)Sue Cooper (w45) 3:55.17 8553th Nick Brawn (m50) 3:59.38 9302nd Tim Kerr (m40) 4:03.54 7232(f)Sarah Wakesmith (sw) 5:08.39 8068(f)Margaret Wyatt (w50) 5:21.02 Big well done to everyone who ran! Michael Gore (IEK Road Race co-ordinator)