Finally, after months of training London Marathon day arrived: colder than many would have expected, but fairly ideal conditions for running. Chiltern Harriers runners put in performances to be proud of. Three of Chiltern Harriers’ ladies made the prestigious top 100 for their age categories: Barbara Ralph, despite recent illness, came in in 29th position in the 60-64 category in 4.01.27; Rebecca Nkoane was 30th in the 40-44 category in 3.06.41 and Kate Loach was delighted with her time of 3.35.26, 75th in the 50-54 category.
Three Chiltern Harriers athletes were taking part for their regions in the London Mini Marathon on Sunday. Selection for this event is a rigorous process with only those that have excelled over the winter season achieving a place - each region only allowing six places from a catchment of several counties
Angus Williams and sister Orla were running for the South East in the U13 age group and Sophie Morton ran for the East in the U15s.
Angus put in a superb effort to finish the three-mile race in third place, a great end to his very successful season. His time of 16.11 was just six seconds behind Harley Norman, the winner last month of the National Inter Counties Cross Country Championships.
Not to be outdone, Orla Williams, a first year in the U13 age group had a good run to be 37th in 19.03, and Sophie Morton was 59th in the U15s in 19.50.
Chiltern Harriers U13s and U15s made a good start to the league athletics season at the first YDL Lower Age Group match at Perivale on Saturday.
In a closely fought match between eight clubs, Chiltern finished in a creditable third place. There were some excellent performances and several younger athletes did a great job making their league debuts.
There were A string wins for Carys Arnold (U13 Girls javelin), Nathan Hackley (U13 Boys 800m), Cameron Reid (U15 Boys 800m), and the U15 Boys 4 x 300m team; and B string wins for Holly Henderson (U13 Girls 800m), Thomas Job (U15 Boys 800m) and Harry Russell (U15 Boys shot).
There was a great turnout from Chiltern Harriers runners across the age groups at Watford on Wednesday at the second open graded meeting of the season
After the headlines surrounding parkrun over the past week it was hardly surprising that Chiltern Harriers AC athletes were out in force on Saturday 16 April at events across the region.
There was a great turnout of Chiltern Harriers U15s, U13s, and U11s at Little Marlow for the Wycombe Phoenix Invitational meeting on Sunday.
Blues skies and a still day made for pleasant conditions. Only slightly chilly temperatures prevented conditions being ideal.
There was a great turnout from Chiltern Harriers youngest athletes on Sunday at the Watford Minors meeting. With sunny skies and mild temperatures, conditions were good for the U9s, U11s and U13s taking part
The weekend of 9 – 10 April 2016 was a relatively quiet one for Chiltern Harriers AC runners. Two of our U17 women took part in an open event at Lee Valley on Saturday. Maya Bhat achieved a Season’s Best and Louise Lyons-Appiah a Personal Best in the 200m, respectively 27.67 and 29.39.
Dry but very cool conditions were not conducive for fast times at the first Watford Open of the season on Wednesday, but there were some very good performances from Chiltern Harriers athletes.
Chiltern Harriers had no less than three parkrun victories on Saturday 2 April. Allan Stewart sped his way round to win at Cassiobury Park in 16.53. Susan Jarman was first lady at South Shields in a respectable 20.27 and Yours Truly was first lady at Black Park in 19.15 (PB).