Rod and James set new British Marathon records

It’s been quite a weekend, two marathon records, first up was the amazing Rod Chinn still on a rich vein of record breaking. Broke a long standing 60-69 lwt record held since 2007 by Malcom Fawcett. Malcom was a Fletcher squad athlete so keeping the record in the family – fabulous row Rod in a new record time of 2:47:22

Then the incredible James Cracknell still rocking it at 48, a superb 2:30:37 to knock over 2 minutes off the old 40-49 hwt record.

This makes James the second fastest British rower behind Graham Benton (another Fletcher squad athlete) who set his time in the 30-39 hwt category back in 2012.

In awe of these athletes

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Welcome to the Fletcher Sport Science website.

I would like to start by thanking all my athletes for their support during this difficult period. The Covid 19 lockdown has affected every part of society.

For us, this has meant closing our laboratory with a significant loss of income and with no end date in mind to reopen (will be a new location).

Because of the intimacy and invasive nature of physiological testing we will need to consider very carefully the level of protection we provide for anyone visiting the laboratory and of staff.

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Stay safe and healthy – see you on the other side.

Eddie Fletcher 06/05/2020