Claire Burns ran her first ever marathon off limited marathon training and finished 16th lady in her age group in a race of over 6000 runners. Claire’s target was 7.20 per mile and she averaged 7.23 with three enforced pit stops, so understandably she was over the moon with her time. The idea to run the marathon was just on a whim when Claire and husband Mark saw the trip advertised and thought it would make for a nice weekend in Amsterdam! Mark too, took a step in the dark but came out smiling having run 3.28, a super time for a first attempt. They both plan an easy couple of weeks before engrossing themselves in the cross country season.