AN OLYMPIC runner won this year’s Wokingham Half Marathon, completing the course in just over an hour.

Scott Overall, who competed for Team GB at London 2012, ran the 13.1-mile course in 1:05:11, more than four minutes quicker than the second placed runner.

Overall, who runs with Blackheath & Bromley AC took to social media after the race to say he was ‘happy with the win’.

Reading Roadrunners’ Rob Corney came second in 1:09:20, with Jonathon Roberts completing the top three with a time of 1:09:40.
Naomi Mitchell from Reading AC was the fastest woman, coming home with a time of 1:17:52. Claire Grima, of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was second fastest in 1:18:26, while Marta Bagnati of Serpentine RC brought home a time of 1:19:35.

The course record, set by Phil Wicks in 2012, stands at 1:03:14.
A total of 1,867 runners completed the event, which started and finished at Cantley Park. 

Organiser Peter Evans, who is retiring from the race this year, said: “The half marathon went very well, we had around 2,400 entries sign up, and just over 1,800 take part on the day which is a great turn out.

“We did think the course record might be broken because Scott Overall was running very quickly to begin with, but he eased off throughout the race.

“I’d like to thank everyone who took part, all the volunteers who marshalled the event and helped with the smooth running on the day. I’d also like to thank David Cliff who once again sponsored the race, and Wilmoths who provided cars on the day.”