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Colchester's Tom Payn wins UK Wings for Life World Run, covering 61km in 4 hours and 10 minutes

by Press Release
Monday 4th May 2015
 
 

Race report: The UK Wings for Life World Run at Silverstone was won by Colchester born Tom Payn, the Catcher Car finally passing him after he ran an epic 61.09km in 4 hours 10 minutes and came a very impressive 23rd overall in the World

Colchester's Tom Payn wins UK Wings for Life World Run, covering 61km in f4 hours and 10 minutes

Payn who now resides in London, has a marathon PB of 2:17:29, achieved at Fukuoka Marathon in Japan in 2009.

After the race, Payn commented, “I was hoping to hit the 70km mark, but having never run in a race like the Wings for Life World Run before, I’m really pleased with the 61km that I was eventually caught at. It’s always in the back of your mind that the Catcher Car is gaining on you and to keep increasing your pace is physically and mentally draining. My time of 4 hours and 10 minutes was pretty good, and it’s a fantastic feeling to win the UK Wings for Life World run whilst raising important money for a great charity”

Colchester's Tom Payn wins UK Wings for Life World Run, covering 61km in f4 hours and 10 minutes

The UK Women’s Race was won by Kate Carter from London. The Wimbledon Windmiler was eventually caught after making it through a gruelling 34.73km in 2 hours 39 minutes. Carter is no stranger to the world of Long distance running, only last weekend putting in a very impressive performance at the London Marathon with a time of 3:04. Carter will now be focusing on her training for the Berlin Marathon where she hopes to break the 3:00 time barrier.

Colchester's Tom Payn wins UK Wings for Life World Run, covering 61km in f4 hours and 10 minutes

Carter said after the race, “I was delighted to be the fastest female in the UK Wings for Life World Run event. The nature of the event – being chased by a ‘Catcher Car’ – makes it very different to any other races I’ve taken part in. It’s a tough course, as it’s quite hilly, so I was really pleased with my distance of 34km in 2 hours 39 minutes. hours/minutes. The atmosphere here at Silverstone has been fantastic and knowing that we’re raising money for the Wings For Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation is a great feeling.”

Ethiopia’s Lemawork Ketema retained his world title and Yuko Watanabe won a maiden women’s crown for Japan after an unforgettable day of running performances in the 2nd Wings for Life World Run on Sunday.

Men's results

1 Thomas Payn Run Fast 61.09km
2 Cole Stone Unattached 49.09km
3 Andrew Thomas Unattached 42.37km

 

Women's results

1 Kate Carter RBUK Comms 34.73km
2 Melissa Venables Spa Striders 34.36km
3 Eva Tulejova Unattached 29.80km

 

Click here for more UK results

Click here for a report on the 2015 Wings for Life World Run

Find out more at www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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