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Martin Green hit the track running with a 3,000m PB at Trafford plus a nice surprise in the post!

*Martin Green (above centre in black top) at the Trafford 3,000m race.

Martin hit the track running with a new 3,000m PB at Trafford, plus a nice surprise in the post!

Report by Don Hale. Running photos by John Earlston.

Welsh Master Martin Green hit the track running at Trafford, near Manchester, in midweek, during a rare appearance in a 3,000m race.

In a star-studded encounter of top club athletes, Martin eventually finished 14th overall with a new PB at this venue of 9 mins 41.9 seconds.

After the race, the NWRRC member confirmed: “Trafford track meeting. My first track race in years and 21 seconds off the last one. Having another go in a fortnight so hopefully I can take some seconds off that. Totally different racing than on the road, straight into a raging inferno, and hold on for near death!”

*Martin Green (No 183 in black top), above at the Trafford track.

Bronze medal surprise from the London Marathon.

Martin Green also confirmed on Thursday night that he received a special delivery today from the London Marathon organisers following his success on the road earlier this year.

He explained: “A nice surprise through the post, a bronze medal from @londonmarathon v45 age group. In two years, we will be going for a gold one!”

*Pictured above - A London Marathon bronze medal for Martin Green.

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