Athletics: Carl enjoys the Ryde to London Marathon

Carl Ryde
Carl Ryde

Carl Ryde showed he is in strong form for this year’s London Marathon, as he defended his title at the Snake Lane 10 Mile Road Race, held in East Yorkshire at the weekend.

Racing in cold, blustery conditions, Ryde led home the field of over 800 runners from start to finish.

Having finished 29th overall in the London Marathon last year, Ryde is looking forward to racing against a truly world class field in six weeks time around the capital.

Ryde has shown solid form in recent races, winning the Yorkshire 10k title at Barnsley and the prestigious Ferriby 10 for a fifth consecutive time.

Ryde feels very confident about running a personal best in London over the marathon distance, adding: “I’m training very well and am probably in my best shape heading into London, so I’m feeling positive about improving on last year’s race.”

Ryde is a member of Doncaster Athletics Club, which trains at the Keepmoat Athletics Stadium and caters for runners of all abilities.