At Wycombe Rye Jay Grigson was the fastest Harrier on the day in 21.07 and was joined by Guy Johnson (24.27) and Tom Ayres (25.32). Sam Meldrum was 6th at the Gadebridge event in 22.30. Ian Lawson was being a tourist at Porthcawl in South Wales, clocking a time of 22.31. Neil Brown and I slipped and slid our way around a windy Tring Park, Neil doing fantastically to finish 3rd in 22.01, and I was 8th overall in 23.02. Justin Fowler was 2nd at the Rushmere park event (Leighton Buzzard) in an excellent 19.32.
Chiltern Harriers had a strong turnout at the Watford Half Marathon today, Sunday 7 February, with no less than 12 athletes out of the 1800+ field. Ash Holmes was the first of those, in an impressive 1.25.32, and followed swiftly by Neil Brown, who was delighted with a new PB of 1.27.25. Kate Loach was 7th in the W45 category in an impressive 1.37.59. They were joined by: Luke Jefferys – 1.38.14; Matthew Robins (making it two races in two days) – 1.38.16; David Breingan – 1.40.55; Alan Hornibrook – 1.43.29; Annelie Whitfield – 1.53.17; Mark Fry – 1.52.54; Rik Edwards – 1.58.31; David Holmes – 1.59.31 and Reginald Gilbert – 2.22.56.
Elsewhere, Louise Durman had a storming performance to come in as 1st lady at the Run Through Greenwich Park 10k, with a time of 38.57. Shaun Fry did well to battle through illness and a niggly calf to clock a respectable 46.09.