While the main focus was on the club’s T&F meet, Leevale had a squad of three athletes competing at the Rotterdam marathon yesterday. Lizzie Lee was making her debut over the distance. Although a little outside her target time, her finish of 2:46 was a good performance for a first marathon.
Dave Comber was the next Leevale athlete home, well inside the 3-hour mark at 2:53, despite suffering with a headcold. Seasoned campaigner, Ian O’Sullivan, who is a recent Leevale signing, was just outside the 3 hours. His finish of 3:03 was not helped by falling over the electronic timing system with a mile to go! The resultant last 11-minute mile was enough to scupper any chances of breaking the 3 hours.