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Green in top 40 at London

Ripon Runners ventured to the capital for the London Marathon on Sunday and set new personal bests as well breaking long standing club records.

Of the four club members running this year, first home was Tori Green who broke Ripon Runners ladies marathon record. Tori slashed 14 minutes off her previous marathon best time to smash the three hour barrier with an incredible 2 hour 56 minute 37 second finish. Even more impressive was the fact that Tori finished 40th female overall out of 13,228 female finishers.

She was followed by Mike Appleton, whom after 10 months away from competitive racing due to injury, and recovering from surgery, made his return to produce a great run for a 3 hour 8 minute 44 seconds time.

Anneke Imeson continued her great form from 2013 by putting in her first sub 4 hour marathon time with a 3 hour 58 minute 7 second, and the invincible Lena Conlin made her first marathon venture of 2014 with 4 hour 44 minute 43 second.