We’ll kick off race report this week with Barbara Ralph’s performance in the last Friday of the Month 5k on 29 July, organised by Serpentine AC. Despite running a creditable time of 23 mins 15 secs and an age graded performance of 81.7% she was only 4th in the FV60 category. Sally Musson, who was first FV60, ran a time of 21 mins 03 secs and beating the vast majority of the rest of the female field! The event boasts a fast field and is well-organised, definitely a recommendation for those of us who are in central London on a Friday lunchtime!
Thank you to all those who have sent me results from the last few weeks. It looks like Chiltern Harriers AC runners have been involved in a real variety of events and in a variety of locations.
Father's Day Race Report: Cotswold 100 mile, St Teresa's Athletics Champs, parkrun, Xiquao International 24-hour Ultra, City Mile, Ickenham 5 & Penn 7
This week Race Report is a real selection box, with everything from school athletics to 3-day ultra events.
Starting at the further end of the scale, last weekend, 11-14 June, Miriam Kempson took part in the Cotswold 100 mile Challenge. It was Miriam’s first ultra and she had to battle through the thunder and rain to run a marathon a day along the Cotswold Way long distance footpath from Chipping Camden to Bath. The bad weather conditions made some the terrain very slipper, turning some paths to rivers and leaving the camping villages set up each evening under water. Despite all this, Miriam completed the challenge and said that the event was friendly, fun and well-organised. One for the long-range planner!
Race Report 11 - 12 June: Ealing Triathlon, parkruns, Langley Park Summer 5k, Run the Rock, Wargrave Charity 10k, St Albans Half and Endure 24!
After a week of sunning myself in southern Spain, with occasional runs up hills, I am delighted to be back in a damp Buckinghamshire. Kicking off with some results from last weekend, the Hughes family annihilated the competition at triathlon events in Ealing on 4 June. Alex was first in the 8-years event, Maddie - first in Tristars 2 and Millie – first in Tristars 3. Nick also competed in the Aquathon “sadly not with quite the same success” (understand what you will of that as you read further…)
Race Report 21 May: Belated Results From Oxford Town & Gown and Prestwood 10k; parkrun, Self-Transcendence 10k and Obstacle Course Madness
We’ll start this week’s Race Report with a nostalgic look at the Prestwood 10k, which took place on Sunday 15 May. Kate Loach was first in her age category, in 45.38. Joining her in the ladies’ race were: Charlotte Draper – 5th in 44.56; Debbie Tank – 50.38 and Tamsin Finch – 57.10. Alistair Melville-Smith was the first Harrier home in the men’s race in an impressive 37.30. He was followed in by: Tim Dawson – 43.59; David Saul – 49.23 and Martin Allen – 54.51. Apologies also to Louise Durman, who was accidentally missed from last week’s results. Louise finished 3rd lady in the Oxford Town and Gown 10k, clocking a stunning 38.00, which is only 6 seconds off of her PB time.
Summer seems to be on its way, Race Report fans!
I’ll begin this week’s report with a belated result from last weekend. The Hughes family were in action at the Hillingdon Triathlon on Sunday 1 May. Millie and Maddie took the top two spots in the U14s age group and Alex was first in the U10s.
May Day Bank Holiday Race Report: parkruns, Last Friday of the Month 5k, MK Rocket & Milton Keynes Marathon, Tough Mudder, Pembrokeshire CTS and Hardmoors 110
Welcome to a bumper bank holiday edition of race report, coming to you from sunny Pembrokeshire. Good luck to all who are currently taking part in or supporting the event at Pednor. Keep watching the Club’s website for the results when available.
Finally, after months of training London Marathon day arrived: colder than many would have expected, but fairly ideal conditions for running. Chiltern Harriers runners put in performances to be proud of. Three of Chiltern Harriers’ ladies made the prestigious top 100 for their age categories: Barbara Ralph, despite recent illness, came in in 29th position in the 60-64 category in 4.01.27; Rebecca Nkoane was 30th in the 40-44 category in 3.06.41 and Kate Loach was delighted with her time of 3.35.26, 75th in the 50-54 category.
After the headlines surrounding parkrun over the past week it was hardly surprising that Chiltern Harriers AC athletes were out in force on Saturday 16 April at events across the region.
The weekend of 9 – 10 April 2016 was a relatively quiet one for Chiltern Harriers AC runners. Two of our U17 women took part in an open event at Lee Valley on Saturday. Maya Bhat achieved a Season’s Best and Louise Lyons-Appiah a Personal Best in the 200m, respectively 27.67 and 29.39.