However, before we get on to that we’ll take a quick spin through other results from this weekend. In parkrun yesterday, Saturday 27 April, there was a new overall PB for Jonty Wager-Leigh in Norwich (18.06); a first place finish for Bex Nkoane in Cassiobury Park (19.16) and a course record for Beth Lang at Rickmansworth (23.10).
Moving on to today, Sunday 28 April, Ian Lawson completed the Stratford Shakespeare Marathon, a mere three weeks after Manchester, in 4.02.13. In Switzerland Fabe Downs came home victorious in the Bischofszeller Städtlilauf with a time of 22.35.6 over the 4.37 mile course. Well done!
And with that, the Virgin London Marathon 2019. And it was a great day with PBs-a-plenty for Chiltern Harriers runners. Three Harriers finished in the top 100 for their age category: Mike Turney (27th, 2.59.33 and his first sub-three in London); Ali Young (19th, 3.01.41) and Miriam Kempson (97th, 3.57.10). Fastest Harrier of the day was Ben Alexander (2.37.15). Joining those four with great times across the board were: George Baxter (5.25.11); Rowie Beedell (5.29.17 in her first marathon); Christine Burroughs (3.28.09); Tom ‘Willy Wonka’ Dixon (3.12.17); Cath Holloway (3.55.58); Angela Hughes (4.39.22); Matt Lawrence (3.54.18); Rebecca McCall (3.39.58); Amber Stubbings (5.37.03 – a first marathon); Hywel Thomas (3.28.42); and David Walker (not only a Harrier, but also one of the very few ‘ever presents’ to have completed EVERY. SINGLE London Marathon – 6.22.42). Well done everyone. Your results today are absolute testament to the hard work which you have put in these last few months. Enjoy a well-deserved rest … and a pint / wine / gin and tonic / other (non) alcoholic beverage of choice.
COMING UP LOCALLY: the Pednor 5, which is the last race of this year’s Senior Champs; MK Marathon; Chalgrove Festival 10k; Ealing Eagles 10k; Stockley Park 10k; Prestwood 10k; Marlow 5 and more. Check out Club Calendar for more.
DON’T FORGET: book your CHAC Social & Awards Evening tickets by 1 May (Wednesday) in order to enter a free prize draw to win your money back!! (Up to the cost of two adult tickets). Tickets and more info here.