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Jessica Piasecki née Coulson (OS 2008) crowned 2nd Fastest Female Marathon Runner

Congratulations to former Stockport Grammar School pupil, Dr. Jessica Piasecki neé Coulson, on clocking 2:22:27 at the Seville marathon making second on the UK all-time marathon list in February 2022.
21 Feb 2022
Alumni News

Former Stockport Grammar pupil, Dr Jessica Piasecki née Coulson, PhD. (OS 2008), is now the second fastest female in British marathon history after clocking 2:22.27 at the Seville Marathon in February 2022.  Jessica previously held the title of third fastest female after running the Florence Marathon in 2:25:29 in November 2019.

The win puts Jessica in second place on the British all-time list behind marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25), and overtaking two-time Olympian Mara Yamauchi’s second place record (2:23:19).

On her Seville Marathon record, Jessica said:

"I’m so pleased that the last few months (and years…) of work have paid off.

  • 2:22.27
  • 5th place finish
  • 2nd on UK All Time list.  I’ll take that".

Jessica’s running career began at Stockport Grammar School when she qualified for the Schools Championships in 2004.  In an earlier interview about her time at SGS, Jess told us:

The PE department have been so supportive and they want me to do well… that spurs me on!

 To read more about Jessica's career click here.

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