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Wolverhampton Half Marathon 2008

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Dudley Ladies Singing in The Rain

Sunday 7th September saw the streets of Wolverhampton overflowing with runners and cyclists as hordes of Dudley Ladies joined over 2,000 people to splash their way through the rain in the annual city half marathon.

Roads were closed and motorists diverted during the annual event, which saw athletes of all ages and abilities take on the gruelling city centre challenge.

Groups of spectators, undeterred by the rain, huddled under a sea of umbrellas as they cheered and clapped the cyclists, runners and fun-runners.

Events included a full marathon, half marathon, half marathon relay, half marathon wheelchair, cycle race, and children’s mini marathon.

Star of the day was unquestionably Fem Omari who on a whim on the day  just took it on herself to run the full marathon. She had done no proper marathon training and despite having a stop start couple of months through injury she still managed to finish in 4hours 45minutes. What a Star!!!

The Half Marathon was well packed out with the main bulk of Dudley Ladies who were led home by Carrie Creamer in 1hr:50, followed by Petra Grigat-Bradley and Sally Doran.

Other people of note were Melanie Hodges in what the officials say was 2hr:02:16, Kath Morgan 2hr:02:40, Rachel Chapman 2hr 11.15, Sue Warner 2hr:11:51, Joanne Jones 2hr:11:57, Ann Pedley 2Hr:12:36, Jackie Green 2Hr:14:08, Amanda Dingley, Clare Dolan, Rachel Harris, Helen Bloor, Lian Parker and all the others too numerous to mention.

Both races were marred by poor organisation. A chaotic start and a free for all queue type finish procedure  meant official finishing times were almost meaningless but none the less, everyone enjoyed the actual run except for the lack of organisation at the end.

 

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