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Helen Davies is bang on course to smash her personal best for the marathon, when she defends her Brighton Marathon title next month.
Davies confirmed her red-hot form by easing to another victory at the hugely-popular Colchester Half-Marathon on Sunday, to complete her build-up to the 26.2-miler on the East Sussex coast on Sunday, April 14.
The Ipswich JAFFA stalwart has now won the ladies’ title at the Colchester event for the last four years, while in Brighton she will be attempting to complete a hat-trick of marathon wins.
Before taking a break from competitive running to start a family, just under seven years ago, Davies had already enjoyed a terrific running career.
She had represented Great Britain in the women’s marathon at the European Championships in Barcelona in July, 2010 (2hrs 43mins 00secs), and just three months later she ran for England at the Commonwealth Games in the heat of Delhi (2:49:24).
Two years later and Davies posted her personal best time of 2:34:11 at the London Marathon of 2012.(03/26/2019) ⚡AMP
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