Before we crack on with the Shardeloes 10k report and our usual weekly parkrun fix, a quick well done to the Trimmers! Jason and Carolynn completed the fast, flat and beautiful Sydney Marathon today in 2.56 and 3.53, continuing to do Chiltern Harriers proud down under. Awesome running guys! (We miss you….)
A small group of Chiltern Harriers kept their track seasons going, having been selected to compete for Buckinghamshire in the Southern Inter County Championships at Oxford Horspath that includes both Under 15 and Under 20 age groups.
Hopefully you have all had Happy Mondays, Race Report fans, and apologies that Race Report comes to you later than usual this week. (“You’re twistin’ my melon, man.” I hear you say!)
First of all, a quick mention for Ash Holmes, who it appears has been getting up to mad, obstacle race antics in the Lakes, completing the 10K Born Survivor at Lowther Castle on Saturday 9 September. Well done, Ash and team!
Race Report 2 - 3 September: parkrun, Maverick, Rat Race, Maidenhead Half, Bovingdon 10k and Stragglers Marathon Relay
After a few quieter weeks of Summer running, the first weekend in September was a busy one for Chiltern Harriers, with club members taking part in a real variety of events right across the country.
Race Report loves a good Bank Holiday: all that time for running! Hopefully you have been making the most of the lovely weather wherever you are (and by the looks of parkrun results, you have been all over!).
Firstly, a short apology and late mention for the Bearbrook 10k, which took place on 6 August. There were some great results for Chiltern Harriers, including 5th place team in the men’s competition; first lady for Mairead O’Rourke; and second in age category for Kate Loach. See the full results here.
Cameron Reid, Angus Williams and Alex Aldred were the three Chiltern Harriers taking part in the England Athletics U15 and U17 Championships at Bedford last weekend.
This a prestigious event, with only the English Schools Championships being of more importance to young athletes in the track calendar.
A small group of Chiltern Harriers athletes put in some stellar performances at the Southern U15/U17 Championships at Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Of the five athletes competing four came home with top-three finishes. Mild, still weather provided good conditions for the middle distance runners taking part.
Good evening athletics fans! Race Report comes live to you from the sofa – ankle on ice after a less-than-fun long run and TV coverage of day 10 of the IAAF World Championships.
A quick note about a result from last week. On 5 August our obstacle course racer extraordinaire Susan Jarman was back in action for third year in a row in the Total Warrior 10k in the Lake District, finishing 5th in her category and 14th female.
It’s been a very quiet week in Race Report world, it seems.
Congratulations first of all to Andy Wiseall Pip Haris and Tom Powell, who all took part in Ride London today.