runner completes Chicago Marathon in America
Burnham-On-Sea runner jetted over to America to compete in the
Chicago Marathon at the weekend.
Nicholls, 70, completed the marathon in an impressive time of
three hours and 58 minutes, making her the fastest in her age
is the second of the big six Marathons that Sue has run after
completing London five times previously, and is now signed up
for her third major, the Boston event in April next year.
said: "The weather in the Windy City lived up to its name
as a strong breeze was felt throughout the course, but unseasonably
high temperatures in the mid-20s also tested the competitors."
route covering 26.2 miles started in the historic Grant Park,
wound its way through the skyscrapers and suburbs, and then finished
back in the park sitting alongside Lake Michigan."
- who is an enthusiastic member of the Burnham Harriers - arrived
in Chicago last Thursday and spent a couple of days sightseeing
before joining the travelling 664 Brits and 45,000 other competitors
in this annual World Marathon Major.
she had completed the run, she adedd: "I had a great start
and finish to the race, but struggled in the middle phase with
the heat and gusty conditions. After a good time at the Burnham
half last weekend I had hoped to go under 3hours 50, but the conditions
were against me. I have loved visiting Chicago, and this was a
really well run event so I hope to come back again next year."
other competitors from Somerset competed in the event, Simon Denson
from Wellington and Stephen Milne from Bath. Sue shone, finishing
top of her age grade, beating the next competitor by over an hour.