Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Woman sets new marathon record of 3h 17m running with a buggy

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Woman sets new marathon record of 3h 17m running with a buggy

At the Abingdon Marathon in England recently, 32 year old Jessica Bruce completed the 26.2 mile course in a time of 3 hours 17 minutes and 51 seconds while pushing her 7 month old baby boy in a buggy. This is a new marathon record for doing this, breaking the previous record of 3h 31m 45s which was set in British Columbia in 2012.

Her husband, David, also ran alongside them for the duration of the event. In a post race interview, Jessica said..."Daniel was absolutely brilliant. He slept until about 20 miles and was then just looking around. We had a nappy change and a puncture repair kit with us but we didn’t need it. We didn't stop."

The buggy ,which has a price tag around £600, has a special independent suspension to make sure it's a smooth rode for its passenger.

The race had about 700 runners in it and Jessica's chip time was 3h 17m 26s. To put that into perspective, that's an average pace of 7m 32s per mile for 26.2 miles!

195    715    03:17:51    BRUCE, Jessica    Headington RR    SW    03:17:26


Anonymous said...

Bit of a ego trip there. Why does the lady and her husband have to introduce her child into something like that? To make her look good? Sad. It's as bad as throwing pictures of one's newborn children up on social media

ocpio said...

Splendid job! Congratulation!

Anonymous said...

I so agree with first comment.

Anonymous said...

Shocking behaviour, don't know what she was thinking of by introducing the kid to a sports and outdoor lifestyle at such a young age? Should stick the child in front of the TV and feed it chocolate instead.