On Saturday 30 July, Allan Stewart was the fastest Harrier (and by quite some margin), winning the Cassiobury Park event in an all-time parkrun PB of 15.51! In Black Park Mike Turney was the first Chiltern Harrier AC runner in 19.21. He was joined by: Harry Vintner – 20.10 (PB); Ian Lawson – 21.35; Matthew Webb – 26.55; Miriam Kempson – 27.15 and Dave Williams – 38.57 (accompanied by wife Grace and two small children in a buggy!) At Wycombe Rye Louise Durman clocked a time of 19.36; Mairead O’Rourke – 21.46; Shaun Fry – 21.51; David Saul – 21.52 (PB) and Philip Lewis – 28.10. Neil Brown was first Harrier home in Tring, finishing 4th and with a new PB for the course of 20.47, whilst Matt Channer finished in 25.48. Matthew Clifford clocked 21.23 in St Albans and Sam Meldrum – 39.09 at Gadebridge (accompanied by parkrun newbie Josiah in the JM10 category). Well done everyone! Don’t forget to send in your parkrun postcards!
And finally, in non-running news (at least) three Chiltern Harriers were in action on the roads during the Prudential Ride London 100 mile cycling event today, Sunday 31 July. Andrew Wiseall, who has been suffering from a heel injury which has prevented him from running, was amongst the first waves of the 35,000 riders to go off and completed the event in a very speedy 4.27.07. Pip Harris was held up considerably, unfortunately, by the accidents that took place on the road and so missed out on completing one of the climbs, although she still conquered the infamous Box Hill and completed a far-from-insignificant 92 miles in 7.40.25. David Breingan was also held up, but finished the 100 miles - the longest ride he says he has done in 30 years, in a very respectable 6.55.36.
COMING UP LOCALLY: Bedford 10k, Burnham Beeches Half & 10k, Bearbrook 10k and the Shardeloes 10k. See the Club Calendar for more.