20 - 21 May: The 'Bing Blazer', London Spring 10k, Stockley Park 10k, Richmond Park Marathon and parkrunning
Well thank goodness the sun decided to make an appearance for Sunday! And we’ve had some great Harriers performances this weekend. Well done to all those taking part in the Southern Athletics and Youth Development track and field leagues. Reporting on YDL will follow.
Race Report 13 - 14 May: parkrun, All Nations and Town & Gown 10ks, Buckingham Half and Prestwood 10k
Good evening, Race Report fans!
Starting out with parkrun, fastest Harrier of the day on Saturday 13 May was Pete Gould. Pete was first overall at Ally Pally, with a time of 18.32 in his 25th parkrun.
Chiltern Harriers returned with a good medal haul at the weekend’s Bucks County Championships, held at Horspath track in Oxford.
The young athletes came away with thirty-eight medals, with the middle distance runners accounting for the lion’s share.
Both days saw mild, mostly sunny weather with a slight breeze so conditions were good for the most part. Full results on Bucks AA website
Good afternoon, Race Report fans. I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine as much as I am, and, if you were at the social last night, that you are recovering well.
A belated congratulations first of all to Bex Nkoane, who won in the standard distance duathlon (10k run, 44k bike, 5k run) at the 3rd of the Ashridge Duathlon series events last week on 30 April.
There were some excellent runs, including two English Schools qualifying times, from Chiltern Harriers middle distance runners at Watford on Wednesday.
I’m afraid that you will have to forgive a rather truncated Race Report today. Firstly, congratulations to all who competed at Pednor today, especially those hardy souls who did both the walk and the run. The full results from Pednor will be available soon. Thank you to all those who helped in making this year’s event a real success.
Team South Bucks made a great start to their Youth Development League track season with a narrow win at Hillingdon on Sunday.
The team, a composite of Under 17 and Under 20 athletes from Chiltern Harriers and Wycombe Phoenix, emerged as winners by just one point from another composite Camberley/Woking, 507 points to 506, with Harrow AC only just behind with 497 in third.
Good coverage in the track events enabled South Bucks to keep the points total ticking over all afternoon and there were many personal bests and good performances to enjoy.
Happy London Marathon Day, Race Report fans! I hope you enjoyed it as much as Neil and I did, stood on the side of the Highway yelling ourselves hoarse.
A huge contingent of 44 from Chiltern Harriers contributed to an extremely busy evening at Watford on Wednesday. There were 25 800m races, the last of which started at 10pm.