The Wycombe Rye event saw some great performances from the Baker family: siblings Raphael (JM10), Gabriel (JM11-14) and Evangelina (JW10) came in in 23.31, 29.50 and 30.23, respectively. Senior club athletes in action that day: Guy Johnson (VM55-59)- 22.58; Tom Ayres (VM35-39) – 23.39 andTony Molesworth (VM70-74) – 27.37.
Kate Loach (VW50-54) and Gary Page (VM55-59) were both rewarded with PB performances at Cassiobury Park, clocking 21.00 and 21.08. Finally, in Tring Richard Lloyd (VM50-54) completed the 5k in 29.30. Well done all!
Sunday 27th September saw podium-worthy performances from junior and senior Harriers at the Moor Park 10k event. In the senior race Nick Hughes was 2nd overall and 1st in his age category with a fantastic time of 36.01. He was joined by Mike Worsfold in 43.40 and Judith Orr in 52.01. In the U15 event (a 3.9k fun run, consisting of three laps) Tom Hunter was 3rd in 14.19. Katie Repper took a fantastic 1st in the U12 competition, covering 2.6k in 10.39. Alex Hughes matched his Dad’s 2nd place in the U10 boys’ race (05.02, 1.3k) and in doing so paced sister Maddie to 1st in the U10 girls’ competition (also 05.02, 1.3k). Maddie was joined by a further three Chiltern Harriers AC girls in the top 10: Eleanor Shields (05.28 – 4th); Madeleine Rae (05.35 – 5th) and Francesca Rollison (05.48 – 9th).
There were also some strong half marathon performances on Sunday. In Ealing Andrew Wiseall clocked an impressive 1.24.23, joined by Theresa Pawlik – 1.52.09. Sandra Reynolds bagged herself 3rd F45 in Windsor, with a time of 1.35.00, and Steve Boyden-Wilson (M50) managed a strong 2.09.06. Finally, at Cheltenham’s Half Marathon Team Grosvenor Residential Lettings (aka Chiltern-ham) were all pleased with some record performances.* Ellie Bates and Tom Powell both came away with PBs of 1.34.23 and 1.36.09, respectively, whilst Pip Harris achieved a course PB of 1.58.17. Facebook group members will also recall that Tom was credited with the achievement of being the most improved runner of the week by runbritain rankings. Check out how you compare with some of the top runners in the UK on the runbritain website or on power of 10.
* Other letting agencies in Cheltenham are available, but may not be as stylish.