Inspired by the kickoff of the athletics in Rio, Andrew Stewart was on the track at the Milton Keynes open on Sunday 14 August. He raced in the 100m and 800m, clocking times of 15.4 and 2.41.6. If you too are inspired by Team GB’s success in the athletics stadium, why not join us to give track and field a go on Saturday 20 August, in the last of the Southern Athletics League meets in Watford.
Elsewhere, other Chiltern Harriers were running on the roads on Sunday. Neil Brown was the first of those home in the Bearbrook 10k, finishing in a very respectable 39.49. Kate Loach achieved her best Bearbrook result, and was 3rd FV45 in 43.53, as well as receiving a Buckinghamshire Championship silver medal. David Saul clocked 46.27; Barbara Ralph was first FV55 in 47.45 and Tamsin Finch finished in 58.52. At Burnham Beeches Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney was 3rd in the 10k and 1st in his age category, in an impressive 39.27. Joining him in the 10k were: Paul Pearce (48.51); Frank Harris (1.02.15) and Sue Bree (1.13.31). There was a number of PBs for Harriers in the half marathon race at Burnham. Matt Robins finished in 1.35.31; Tim Dawson – 1.36.24; Ian Lawson – 1.38.07; Matt Channer – 1.47.47 and Rik Edwards – 1.57.13. Well done everyone!
COMING UP LOCALLY: Last Friday of the Month 5k, Headington 5 and the Shardeloes 10k. If you’ve not entered Shardeloes yet, get organised here! More details for other events on the Club Calendar.