Jersey Marathon: Thomas Abyo sets new course record

Jersey Marathon

Thomas Abyo set a new course record in the 2012 Jersey Marathon.

Abyo, from Salford, finished in two hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds, a minute and a half ahead of Ben Gamble, with Peter Tucker third in 2:31:12.

The first Jersey runner to finish was Ironman champion Dan Hawksworth, who came fifth in 2:40.

The women's race was won by Shona Crombie-Hicks, who led all the way to finish in 2:53:36, while Jersey Spartans triumphed in the relay event.

Fellow Spartan George Fisher won the 3km fun run with his team-mates Sam Marr and William Brown coming second and third respectively.

Abyo's time beat the previous race best, when Andrew Hennessy won in 2008 in 2:29:50.