Cornwall Athletic Club Ladies win marathon team event

Cornwall Athletics Club
Stallard (l), Tier and Bosustow (r) celebrate their achievement

Cornwall Athletic Club's Ladies have been crowned national team champions at the London Marathon.

Naomi Tier, Emma Stallard and Suzy Bosustow finished in a cumulative eight hours 39 minutes 42 seconds, beating Belgrave Harriers by around 18 minutes.

Tier was the fastest of the three Cornish runners, crossing the line 413th overall, in a time of 2:48:32.

She said: "My targeted pace was to run under three hours, so I was over the moon to have run so fast."

Stallard was only marginally behind her team-mate, finishing the distance in 2:49:01.

"I am so pleased with my time after an Achilles tendon injury limited my training for a few weeks in February," said Stallard.

"This result means so much to us individually and it also means so much to Cornwall Athletic Club - it proves there are some very good runners in the county."

Bosustow completed the race in personal best, recording a time of 3:01:42.

She said: "Knowing Naomi and Emma were in front was a real incentive to keep going and I am so pleased that I did."