The women led the way with first finishes this week, with Rebecca Nkoane earning the crown at Cassiobury in 18.42 and Zoe Gilbody taking first woman at Telford in 19.13.
There were plenty of course PBs too, with Ade McCormack (21.23), Slyvia Moss (21.40) and James Malin (24.40) all earning a new PB at Rickmansworth and Kate Loach running 20.44 to grab a PB at Cassiobury.
Slightly further afield, Ian Lawson gained a new course PB of 19.56 at Bedfont Lakes, while at Telford Kody Gilbody ran a new PB of 21.38. If they weren’t far enough away, over in the Southern Hemisphere Ethan Trimmer ran a new PB of 23.00 at Rouse Hill.
Of course Shardeloes was the main attraction today (Sunday), but before we get to those results a few Harriers were out in action elsewhere.
Fresh off her parkrun PB, Slyvia Moss completed the Harrow Half Marathon in a new PB of 1.41.48. Richard Moss completed the course in 1.28.29, as he looks to double the distance next month.
Ben Hetherington took on the hills of Wendover Woods in the Tough Runner Bucks Epic Trail 10K, completing the challenging course in 45.13 (Strava time) to earn 5th place.
Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, or indeed skimming the first part of this report, you will all be aware that the Shardeloes 10K took place this weekend. With the sun shining brightly, the weather was certainly kind to us- in fact in very British fashion many of us complained it was too hot.
The Harriers were out in force, as keen as ever to tackle the challenging course. In the men’s race Chiltern Harriers dominated, with Fabe Downs (36.18), Richard Slade (37.47) and Aran Davidson (38.36) taking the top three places respectively. They were joined by Alex Paul to win the team prize as well.
The women’s race was won by Fay Cripps(44.27). She was followed home by Heather Graz (46.40 and Claire Pusey (47.07). The Chiltern Harriers team, comprising Sarah Quantrill, Hannah Wardley and Sue Elliott won the team prize.
The Harriers were also victorious in the Vets race: Andy Hickman won first male V50 in 44.34, while Sarah Quantrill (48:29) was first VW40 and Sue Elliott (51.01) first VW50.
I think it would be amiss to not say a big thank you to race director Matt Robbins and his formidable team of volunteers, without whom the race would simply not happen.
To see the full results and pictures please click here
COMING UP LOCALLY: Humanity Direct Tring Ultra, Moor Park 10k, the Ley Hill Challenge and the start of the Chiltern League Cross Country season at Shotover Park.
Don’t forget: Seniors meet at 1900 at Chiltern Hills Academy on Tuesdays in September.