Closer to home the Reppers were out in front at the Hercules Festival of Sport at Merchant Taylor’s School on Sunday 27 May. James was first overall in the standard aquathlon (combined swim and run event) in a total time of 1.01.16, whilst daughter Katie was first female in the 5k run.
Emily Bannister completed the Vitality London 10,000 in 48.28. Angus Williams was a staggering 4th in the Junior British Athletics 1 Mile Championships (run as part of the Vitality Westminster Mile events). His time was 4.34.
There were first places over 5k parkrun events for Chiltern Harriers AC runners on Saturday 26 May, namely for: Mairead O’Rourke (with buggy!) was first-placed female at Rickmansworth (20.38); and Fabian Downs was first male (15.50) and Louise Fry first female (20.03) at Wycombe Rye. There were course PBs for David Howells (19.25 at Wycombe), Matt Lawrence (20.38 at Rickmansworth) and Pippa Powell (25.15 at Rickmansworth); as well as an all-time PB for Charlotte Docwra (22.17 at Black Park) and a parkrun debut for Andy Wiseall at Holkham in Norfolk (18.19). Well done everyone! (And remember, Race Report is still looking for a parkrun correspondent, so please drop me a line if you are interested in getting involved in celebrating Club successes.)
AND FINALLY: it is not too late to book your tickets for the Club’s Awards Evening & Social on 9 June. And, we have a new venue – the beautiful Winchmore Hill Cricket Club. Whilst the venue will be new, you can expect the same great atmosphere. There will be a photographer on hand to capture the big moments, and a hog roast (as well as tasty vegetarian options) to keep appetites sated. Don’t miss out! And don’t forget to nominate your chosen athletes for the ‘players player’ awards when you register. Full details and ticketing here.