Peterborough Athletic Club’s Kirk Brawn and Jon Peet both produced great performaces in the Chester Marathon to rewrite their personal bests.
Brawn was competing for the England men’s Over 40 team against the Celtic Nations after a breakthrough performance at the Manchester Marathon earlier in the year when he ran 2:42:54.
Rising to the occasion, he not only lowered his personal best again but smashed through the 2:40 barrier with a clocking of 2:39:35 (2:39:36 gun) as he accelerated on each successive 10k segment.
His run saw him home in 29th place overall.
After the race Brawn said: “It was an amazing event and I was so proud to wear the England vest.
“I really enjoyed the race and to get the sub 2.40 topped the day off perfectly.
“Andy Barber and the rest of my PAC team-mates have all given me so much support.”
Meanwhile Peet was taking an even bigger chunk off his previous best of 2:56:46.
Always on course to lower his PB, Peet came home in 2:46:18 (2:46:24 gun) to take over 10 minutes off his previous best and finish 60th.
Other PAC runners competing over the weekend were Phil Martin, who came fourth in the Bournemouth Half-Marathon in a PB of 72.27, and Ben Heron, who finished 36th in the Great Scottish Half-Marathon in a PB of 72.03.