The last weekend in May 2015 was one of extremes for Chiltern Harriers AC senior runners – from super-speedy 5ks to ultra-endurance marathon efforts.
Chiltern Harriers put in a stunning performance at the second of four Youth Development League Lower Age Group matches at Brighton on Saturday.
After coming seventh at the first match earlier in the month, a strengthened and rejuvenated team of U13 and U15 athletes were second, well clear of Chelmsford and Brighton in equal third. RESULTS
The bank holiday weekend saw Chiltern Harriers AC runners taking part in a variety of different exciting events across the region.
Chiltern Harriers had a great weekend at the Bucks and Oxon Track and Field Championships held at Oxford Horspath. The club achieved well over thirty medals and top-three places, with many athletes crowned County Champion. Highlights were the two new Championship Best performances from Angus Williams in the U13 Boys 1500m and Will Perkin in the U17 men’s 1500m.
A cool, still evening provided good conditions for middle distance runners on Wednesday. There were some great performances, and a huge proportion of PBs, by Chiltern Harriers athletes of all ages over 400m and 800m.
The main competition day of the Herts County Track and Field Championship took place at Watford on Sunday May 17th. In pleasant sunny conditions the Chiltern Harriers taking part put in some excellent performances and there were several medals won.
Chiltern Harriers AC hit the trails this week, which must have been glorious in the Spring weather. On Wednesday 13th May Paula Walker (W55) took part in the first of three 5k Summer Series organised at Langley Park, finishing in 29.44.
Saturday 9th May saw some strong Chiltern Harriers AC performances in parkrun events locally.
At Black Park Matt Channer (VM35-39) celebrated his 50th parkrun with a new PB of 23.59. Well done, Matt! Also running in Black Park were: Ash Holmes (SM25-29) – 8th place and a new PB of 19.25; Ali Young (VW40-44) – 19.38; Mike Worsfold (VM40-44) – 20.11, and also reaching the 50th parkrun milestone; Gabriel Baker (JM11-14) – a PB of 22.40; Harry Vintner (JM10) – 23.37 and Raphael Baker (JM10)- yet another PB time of 24.18.
Cool, blustery conditions were not ideal for fast times at the latest Watford Open. However, Chiltern’s athletes of all ages put in some very good performances in the 1500m races, with several PBs achieved.