Several Chiltern Harriers U13s and U15s were taking part for their schools in the ESAA Cross Country Cup Regional Rounds on Saturday. Most were at the East Central match at Bedford, but Chiltern athletes were also involved in the South West and London North rounds.
Race Report 3 - 4 November: parkrun, Beachy Head Marathon, Punk Panther ultra, the Marlow Half and more
Happy Sunday Race Report fans! I hope if you were enjoying any fireworks displays over the weekend that they went off with a bang and your race results were equally explosive. Before we get on to this week’s box of tricks, a hark back to last Saturday – 27 October – when Ben Hetherington successfully completed the challenging Beachy Head Marathon in a time of 3.50.26. Well done, Ben!
Chiltern Harriers had a small number of teams competing at the National Cross Country Relays at Barry Hill Park, Mansfield on Saturday.
Conditions at this biggest and best of the autumn relays were good, with a dry and fast course making for fast times. The first leg of each relay is slightly shorter than the others to allow a safe start, and the U13s and U15s both run a 2k lap, so the pace is fast and furious.
There were tricks and treats a-plenty this weekend from Harriers, with first place parkrun finishes for: Holly Henderson (also a PB at Black Park – 19.57); Susan Jarman (22.47 at South Shields); and Aran Davidson (17.37 at Marlow). There were all-time PBs for: Abbie and Stephen Henderson (20.14 and 23.34, respectively, at Black Park); Charlie de Sousa (23.59 at Rickmansworth); Freddie Emery (32.40 at Bickling); and Ethan Trimmer (23.46 at East Richmond, Australia). Thomas Emery did his first ever parkrun at Bickling (19.21), whilst there were course PBs for: Trevor Brawn (26.44 at Bournemouth); Matt Robins (20.22 at Lymington) and Rosie Davenport (28.28 at Wilmslow).
Race Report: Abingdon Marathon, the Great South Run, Half Marathon action and introducing 'The Chiltern Way'
Good evening, Race Report fans! I hope you have enjoyed the autumnal weather this weekend and managed to fit in some nice runs in the sun. Before we crack on with this week’s results, a couple of ‘late entries’ from last weekend: Rick Clark took part in Centurion’s Autumn 100 (mile) on 13 October, completing what sounds like a gruelling event in 23.00.58. Rashila Wanninayake toughed out tough, wet conditions to come home with a PB of 4.21.53 from the Yorkshire Marathon on 14 October.
Race Report 13 - 14 October: parkrun, Hot on the Trail, Manchester & Royal Parks Half Marathons and more
Good Evening Race Report fans, from a thoroughly soggy Amersham (albeit a lovely, dry sofa). Well done to anyone who went for a run today. You are a hero for even braving it out of the front door!
Before we get into the detail of this week’s results, a big shout out to everyone who took part in the first match of the 18-19 Chiltern Cross Country League yesterday. The Club had a fantastic turnout and some really impressive performances across the board. Keep watching the website for Steve Perkin’s report of the action.
Chiltern Harriers had a superb start to their cross country league season with second place at Oxford Horspath on Saturday. There was a record Chiltern turnout of 121 runners across all age groups.
Fast races were the order of the day on firm courses under blue skies. Chiltern ended up with eight team victories and seven individual wins.
Chiltern Harriers youngsters had a superb day at the National Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield on Saturday.
In grey, drizzly conditions four of the five age group A teams came in the top ten with both U13 teams winning silver medals. Frankie Baxter and Thomas Redmond were both in the fastest three lap times in their respective age groups. It was the best set of results that the club has posted in this prestigious early season competition.
Good Evening Race Report fans! I hope you enjoyed some sunny runs this weekend, just as I did.
Good Evening Race Report fans. I hope that you have managed to stay warm and dry this weekend (and if you haven’t that at least that was for a good cause… like running.)
One Harrier who must have got thoroughly drenched, but for a very good cause, was Dave Howells. Dave completed the London ‘Shine Night Walk’ last night – a night-time marathon stroll through the streets of London in aid of Cancer Research UK. His time was 9hrs34. If you want to sponsor Dave you can, by clicking here.