Race Report: Abingdon Marathon, the Great South Run, Half Marathon action and introducing 'The Chiltern Way'
Good evening, Race Report fans! I hope you have enjoyed the autumnal weather this weekend and managed to fit in some nice runs in the sun. Before we crack on with this week’s results, a couple of ‘late entries’ from last weekend: Rick Clark took part in Centurion’s Autumn 100 (mile) on 13 October, completing what sounds like a gruelling event in 23.00.58. Rashila Wanninayake toughed out tough, wet conditions to come home with a PB of 4.21.53 from the Yorkshire Marathon on 14 October.
Race Report 13 - 14 October: parkrun, Hot on the Trail, Manchester & Royal Parks Half Marathons and more
Good Evening Race Report fans, from a thoroughly soggy Amersham (albeit a lovely, dry sofa). Well done to anyone who went for a run today. You are a hero for even braving it out of the front door!
Before we get into the detail of this week’s results, a big shout out to everyone who took part in the first match of the 18-19 Chiltern Cross Country League yesterday. The Club had a fantastic turnout and some really impressive performances across the board. Keep watching the website for Steve Perkin’s report of the action.
Chiltern Harriers had a superb start to their cross country league season with second place at Oxford Horspath on Saturday. There was a record Chiltern turnout of 121 runners across all age groups.
Fast races were the order of the day on firm courses under blue skies. Chiltern ended up with eight team victories and seven individual wins.
Chiltern Harriers youngsters had a superb day at the National Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield on Saturday.
In grey, drizzly conditions four of the five age group A teams came in the top ten with both U13 teams winning silver medals. Frankie Baxter and Thomas Redmond were both in the fastest three lap times in their respective age groups. It was the best set of results that the club has posted in this prestigious early season competition.
Good Evening Race Report fans! I hope you enjoyed some sunny runs this weekend, just as I did.
Good Evening Race Report fans. I hope that you have managed to stay warm and dry this weekend (and if you haven’t that at least that was for a good cause… like running.)
One Harrier who must have got thoroughly drenched, but for a very good cause, was Dave Howells. Dave completed the London ‘Shine Night Walk’ last night – a night-time marathon stroll through the streets of London in aid of Cancer Research UK. His time was 9hrs34. If you want to sponsor Dave you can, by clicking here.
Chiltern Harriers young endurance runners got their winter season off to a good start at Crystal Palace on Sunday in the Southern Road Relay Championships.
The highlight were silver medals for the U13 girls team but most age groups A teams finished in the top ten. Conditions were poor with heavy rain and several substantial puddles to negotiate on the fast 3.1k circuit of Crystal Palace Park. The start and finish area was in the Crystal Palace athletics track which made for a good atmosphere.
Happy Shardeloes Day everyone! Before we get down to the hard graft of Race Report, a well-deserved congratulations goes to Race Director Matt ‘the medal’ Robins for pulling off yet another brilliant Shardeloes 10k today, complete with sunshine. Well done, Matt, and to all of the volunteers for creating such an enjoyable event.
Good Evening Race Report fans. I hope you have had a very enjoyable weekend. As ever, Chiltern Harriers AC athletes have been chalking up some great results at events across the country.