What a Sunday it has been, Race Report fans! Not one, but two brilliant marathon PBs in Berlin for Aran Davidson (2.37.53) and Caroline Stephens (3.45.00) in some miserable, rainy conditions. I think I speak for everyone in saying that we are immensely proud of you both and wish you huge congratulations. You have both worked so hard and your reward is duly deserved. Hopefully some Oktoberfest celebrations are in full swing.
Race Report 21 - 22 September: XNRG Tring Ultra, Leighton 10 and Welwyn and Great East Half Marathons
Did you miss me, Race Report fans?! I couldn’t blame you if you didn’t, thanks to the wonderful Katie Royals, who has done a fabulous job at keeping you updated in my absence. Thank you Katie.
Before we move on to the usual Race Report line-up, a quick mention and a huge congratulations to Chiltern’s juniors who have been in action in the first schools’ cross country of the year and the Southern Athletics Association road relays. Chiltern scooped a number of medals across the age categories. Look out for a full report coming your way soon. Also, well done to Nick Hughes who ‘hare-d’ not one, but eight (is that even possible?!) school cross country races.
Happy Bank Holiday Race Report fans! The results have been as scorching as the weather.
First and foremost, a huge congratulations to Tim Dawson and Dave Bellamy who braved the heat to complete the absolutely mammoth Ridgeway Challenge 86 miles, Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 August. With a huge number of withdrawals due to the heat, Tim and Dave showed real mettle, both coming home in 25.31.46. Well done both!
Race Report 13 - 14 July: Trailblaster and Chiltern Challenge Ultras, Hell-Fire 10k and Half Marathon
Good evening, Race Report fans. I hope you have spent as pleasant a couple of days as I have up in sunny Burnley, Lancashire, this weekend! There’s certainly been some fantastic running to write about. Keep checking the website for a full write-up of the English Schools Track & Field Championships, which took place at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July and with a record number of eleven Chiltern Harriers AC athletes representing their county.
Good Evening Race Report fans. I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend of running and relaxing.
Starting, in the traditional fashion, with parkrun on 6 July, there were course PBs for Ian Lawson (19.49 at Upton Court); Ade McCormack (22.29 at Enniskillen) and for Neil and I (20.35 and 21.17 at Wendover Woods). I was pleased to also come in as first lady. Meanwhile, Rashila Wanninayake and Matt Robins were king and queen of the Bank Farm RDA 5k fun run. Strava time of 36.56.
Once again, Chiltern Harriers hosted a highly successful Junior Triathlon today, Sunday 23 June. With a number of wins for Chiltern Harriers (Katie Allsop, Frankie Baxter, Isaac Jessop-Tranter and more), the day went as smooth as could be desired, a testament to the organisations skills of Steve Field, who hangs up his Race Director hat this year. I am sure all Harriers will wish to join me in thanking Steve, and his wife Annie, for all their dedicated service to this event over the years. Well done! Full results of the event here.
Good evening, Race Report fans! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend, wherever you were running / spectating / relaxing.
It’s been a busy weekend for Chiltern Harriers AC. Only a short parkrun update for you this weekend: there was a first-placed finish for Kate Loach in Cassiobury Park (21.10) and a debut for Nick Arthurton (Tring Park – 27.51) yesterday, Saturday 8 June.
This late May Bank Holiday was one of those fabulous ‘sublime to the ridiculous’ type weekends, which we (I) at Race Report love. With Chiltern Harriers AC competing in events of 1 mile, 145 miles and everything in between.
Hello everyone from Race Report Land. I hope you all had a lovely Sunday (and, for those of you who were at last night’s Social & Awards evening – a quiet Sunday). Neil and I enjoyed a gentle stroll and refreshment from the Black Horse Inn in Chesham this afternoon, making use of our Chiltern Harriers AC 10% discount, which proved a great way to round off the weekend. (Other establishments are, of course, available!)
Spring Marathon season has officially begun with some stunning performances in Manchester today. Percentage-wise, I’m not sure I have ever had the pleasure of writing about such an impressive marathon performance for Chiltern Harriers. Out of six runners, three went under three hours: Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney, with a new PB of 2.54.40; Rick Clarke – 2.56.19; and Ross Jarman – 2.59.20. There were also great runs from Andy Wiseall – 3.14.04 (having struggled with injury through training); Ian Lawson – 3.18.49 (negative splits) and Abi Chapman – 4.47.50. Well done everyone!