Chiltern Harriers AC had some winning performances in parkrun events. Ali Young was back in winning form, taking part at Wycombe Rye for the first time and finishing in 20.01; Mairead O’Rourke continued to be dominant at Tring, winning in 21.02. There were a number of Harriers joining Ali at Wycombe Rye, following her were: Shaun Fry, back from recent injury, to finish in 21.30 in his 25th parkrun; Louise Durman – 23.21; Guy Johnson – 25.33; Veronica Pearce – 25.37 (a new PB); Declan Fahy – 25.59, in his first ever parkrun; Miriam Kempson – 26.36 (a new PB) and Doug King – 26.48. Rachel Ayres joined Mairead at Tring in 27.24. Mike Turney was the first Harrier home in Black Park, delighted with a new PB of 18.44. I was next in 19.24, joined swiftly by Tom Powell with his first sub-20 in 19.40 and: Matt Robins – 20.33; Ian Lawson – 21.29; Abi Askey – 23.39 (PB); Tim Dawson – 26.27; Paula Walker – 28.33 and Sue Bree – 25.26. In Durham Rosalind Furth completed the event in 23.39. Adam Jones clocked 21.29 at the Bryn Bach parkrun. Matt Channer was a tourist over in East Anglia, finishing the Kesgrave event (Ipswich) in 25.37. David Saul took part in the South Oxhey event, finishing in 27.48. Finally, Adam Pomerantz was the only Harrier in action at Cassiobury Park, clocking a respectable 21.40.
On Sunday 15 May David Breingan pitched his wits against the assembled brains of the Oxford Town & Gown 10k, completing the run in 43.18. Matt Robins and Neil Bates were in action in the (unexpectedly undulating) Stockley Park 10k near Heathrow on 15 May. Matt significantly bettered his time of last year, finishing in 43.27 and, despite a cold, Neil Bates clocked an impressive 44.47, in his first 10k race.