Success for St Mary’s Alumni in London Big Half 2019
Alumni from the Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC) and partners of St Mary’s University, Twickenham saw success in the London Big Half 2019, winning all three races.
Alumnus and founding EPACC Athlete Sir Mo Farah won the men’s race in a time of 1:01.14, beating his time of 1:01.40 from last year. The Big Half is one of the last major road races ahead of the London Marathon in April, where Mo will be aiming to improve on his performances from last year’s race where he set the British Men’s Marathon record as he took the Bronze.
In the women’s race, EPACC alumna Charlotte Purdue won the race in a time of 1:10.38. She was joined in the top five by fellow EPACC alumnae Stephanie Twell in second place, 1:11.33, and Lily Partridge in fifth, 1:12.09.
In the Men’s Wheelchair race, partner of St Mary’s David Weir won his race by a margin of over three minutes in a time of 51:11. David has a long history with the University, undertaking training and testing in its elite sports facilities.