Five Chiltern Harriers contributed to the Buckinghamshire team at the prestigious Southern Inter Counties Under 13 Championships at Kingston on Saturday.
All five competed very well at this high level meeting that features thirteen of the strongest athletics counties in the south of England. The sun shone but windy conditions made PBs unlikely.
There were fourteen 1500m races at the latest Watford Open. Conditions were perfect with another still, warm evening.
Good Evening Race Report fans. I hope you have had a fabulous weekend.
It’s a 5k-sort-of-week for Race Report. Fabian Downs was victorious at the Waddesdon 5k on Wednesday 18 July, in a great time of 15.47 on the Waddesdon hills.
Chiltern Harriers concluded their U13 and U15 league season at a sunny Croydon Sports Arena on Saturday.
There were several good performances in the YDL Lower Age Group match to enjoy and a few event wins.
Whilst football may not have managed to come all the way home this time around, Chiltern Harriers AC continued to bring home fabulous performances over the weekend.
An impressive number of Harriers were representing the county at the English National Schools Track & Field Championships in Birmingham on 13 and 14 July. Lily Holt equalled her outdoor high jump PB to come 6thoverall in the Intermediate Girls’ competition and Cameron Reid was 5thin Intermediate Boys’ 800m in a time of 1.57.23. There were also great performances from Angus Williams, Orla Williams, Alex Aldred, Joe Eggleton, James Spicer and Robyn Watkins. Look out for full reporting from Steve Perkin.
Seven Chiltern Harriers took part for Buckinghamshire Schools and one for Somerset Schools at the 88th English Schools Track and Field Championships at Birmingham on Friday and Saturday.
All acquitted themselves well and enjoyed taking part in this highpoint of the season. The weather stayed fine all weekend and conditions were very good.
It’s Coming Home, Race Report fans! And Chiltern Harriers AC athletes have certainly been bringing home some brilliant runs 7 -8 July.
Kicking things off in style on 7 July, there were parkrun debutants out alongside a centurion at Wycombe Rye. Marea Logan and Savarnah Pandya both completed their first ever parkruns (22.20 and 25.16, respectively), whilst Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney completed parkrun number 100 in a speedy 18.59. There was a course PB for Oliver Webb (24.34, Aylesbury) and an equalled course PB for Luke Martin (19.46, Rickmansworth). Finally, the combined powers of father and son George and Max Baxter earned overall PBs at Rickmansworth. Max came home in a rather rapid 19.12, George in 24.55. Well done all!
Five Chiltern Harriers were competing for Bucks AA (or Herts AA) at the Southern Inter Counties U17 Match at Lee Valley on Sunday.
With English Schools the following Friday, several Chiltern athletes invited opted not to compete to stay fresh for the more important meeting.
Good evening, Race Report fans! I hope you have enjoyed the weekend. We’ll kick things off (as per tradition) by harking back to last week’s racing. At the time of publication the results of the Thame 10k were not available, but they are now. Congratulations are due first of all to Patrick Ahern, who was first V60 in a time of 42.26. Joining Patrick (and earning themselves an extremely fetching bright pink t-shirt) were: Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney – 38.25; Nathan Taylor – 38.50; Alan Hornibrook – 42.35 and Ian Chapman – 46.54. Well done, guys!