Johnson breaks British record

DEWSBURY Road Runner Treena Johnson smashed the British record for her age group at the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.

Her time of 2:56:14 is the fastest ever for a woman in the over 55 category.

Returning from injury, Treena was struggling early in the race and almost pulled out at the eight-mile marker. But, the 55-year-old recovered to knock an amazing one minute 32 seconds off the previous record which stood at 2:57:46.

Treena’s outstanding achievement comes in a season where she finished runner-up in the 50-54 category at the London Marathon, runner-up overall at the Race the Train 14-mile cross-country in Wales and won the East Hull 20-mile race.

Other Dewsbury results in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon at York were: Mark Spraggon 3:36:40 (648th in his first marathon), Tim Rowling 3:38:10 (694th), Wayne Ryan 3:39:59 (741st), Shaun Camponi 4:17:22 (1841st), Joshua Ryan 4:51:05 (2884th in his first marathon) and Ghafar Azam 4:51:15 (2892nd).

In the Plusnet Yorkshire 10-mile race, also at York, Dewsbury results were Steve Chapman 1:13:19 (212nd), Andrea Woodside 1:34:32 (1222nd), Claire Wilkinson 1:39:30 (1520th) and Joanne Wilson 1:41:09 (1594th).

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