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.
A number of Harriers took on the XNRG Humanity Direct Tring Ultra (a 50k) yesterday, toughing out pretty warm conditions on the canal paths and undulation of the Chilterns. Yours Truly came home in 5.05.01 (first lady), joined most swiftly by: Ben Hetherington (5.12.21, despite a nasty fall and illness during the race); Andy Hickman (5.27.18); Neil Cooper (5.43.20 and 2nd V60); Dave Bellamy (5.45.39); Ian Lawson (5.52.24); Matt Robins (5.57.36); Rashila Wanninayake (6.12.20); Annelize Colquhoun (6.12.45); Harriet Lemon (6.37.08) and Tessa Passey (7.17.19).
Rachel Presnail and Katie Royals were both in half marathon action, in Welwyn Garden City and Ipswich, respectively. Rachel completed the Welwyn Half Marathon in 2.13.31. Katie, despite being unwell, clocked a time of 1.58.35. Well done for braving it out!
COMING UP LOCALLY: Last Friday of the Month 5k, Moor Park 10k and Fun Runs, Ley Hill Challenge, Chiltern Cross Country League match 1, Henley Half Marathon, Ricky Road Run and the Marlow Half. Check out the Club Calendar for more.