Good evening, Race Report fans and Happy Father’s Day. I hope all the dads out there have had a lovely day and if you’re barbecuing in the drizzle this evening, embrace the sheer British-ness of it!
This weekend the action all comes from Saturday (results are not yet available for today’s Southern Athletics League match). We’ll kick things off with parkrun results, and there were plenty of first placed finishes for Chiltern Harriers: Sarah Quantrill (21.41 at Black Park); Thomas and Emily Ford (17.26 and 18.50, respectively, at Cassiobury); Andrew Wiseall (21.58, and a course PB at Church Mead); and Katie Royals (23.07 at Church Mead). James Malin also came away from Church Mead with a course PB. Well done!
Meanwhile, Sylvia Moss took part in a very different (and rather cool-sounding) event: the Saxon Shore Relay. The event saw teams take it in turns to run alternate legs along the 47 mile route from Folkestone to Whitstable. Sylvia’s fabulous team came home the first mixed team in a ridiculously speedy 5 hours 39.
And finally, Harriers had a great turnout at the Cliveden Classic 10k, organised by local club Burnham Joggers. Neil Turner led the team home, taking 1st MV50 in the process, with a time of 42.11 for the challenging course (apparently they’ve managed to add in yet more steps?!) Neil was joined swiftly by James Turner, 3rd MV40, in 42.36, and then by: James Grant (49.55); Ben Hannen (50.39); Helen Cholawo (54.10); Lindsay Turner (1.01.57); Jenn Webb (1.03.22); Miriam Kempson (1.04.24); Jo Culver (1.05.29); Kate Paxton (1.07.45); Chris Pitkin (1.08.28); and Tamsin Finch (1.11.48).
A reminder: the seniors will be meeting in Rickmansworth on Tuesday evening, with space reserved for afterwards at the Pennsylvanian Pub (Wetherspoons) for drinks and food. Details here.
COMING UP LOCALLY: Cliveden 10k, the third Southern Athletics League match of the season, Misbourne Trail Run, the Thame 10k, YDL Upper and Lower Age Group matches, Last Friday of the Month 5k and the Bradenham Blast. Check out the Club Calendar for details of these races and more.