Two of Chiltern Harriers U20 athletes took part in the prestigious late January
middle distance evening at Lee Valley indoor track, which features open
3000m races, the Ayo Falola Dream Mile and a series of British Milers Club
Both Cameron Reid and Angus Williams were taking part in the BMC 800m
and both set very good early season times.
All the BMC races have pacemakers which usually facilitates good times.
Cameron was able to stay with the pack in the ‘B’ race and record an
excellent season debut of 1.55.04 which is an indoor personal best.
Angus Williams was running in the ‘E’ race and at halfway had already
established a good lead. Despite not having a rival to push him, Angus kept a
high tempo and was rewarded with an indoor, and overall, PB of 1.57.98, a
full second and a half ahead of his previous best.
Cameron moves on to the Southern Championships, also at Lee Valley, on
Chiltern Harriers had a fantastic day at the South of England Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath on Saturday.
There were individual wins in the U13 boys and girls races for Alden Collier and Frankie Baxter, and team wins for both U13 boys and U13 girls teams. To add to the success the U15 girls won team silver and there were numerous other great runs across the age groups.
Before we talk about this week's parkrun results (the only results which Race Report has for you this week), can we please offer a huge congratulations to all our athletes who took part in yesterday's South of England Athletics Association cross country champs at the infamous Parliament Hill Fields. There were some brilliant results for Chiltern athletes. Look out for a full report from Steve Perkin.
Three Chiltern Harriers girls took part in the South of England U13/U15/U17 Indoor Championships at Lee Valley on the 11th/12th January.
All were taking part in the U15 age group.
Chisom Nwafor took on two events on the Saturday, 60m hurdles and 60m. With the hurdles first, Chisom progressed through the rounds well, running 9.81. In the semi Chisom improved markedly to record a PB of 9.61 to qualify for the final where she ran 9.70 to be seventh. ON to 60m flat and Chisom won her heat well in a PB of 8.11. Chisom bowed out in the semi with 8.22. Chisom now has national qualifying standards in four events with shot and long jump being the others.
Taking part in this level of competition for the first time was first year Mila Luker who ran well in her 60m heat to score a PB of 8.67.
On the Sunday in 300m Jemma Thomson looked good in the heats to be second in an indoor PB of 43.76 to qualify for the final. Here Jemma shaved a further hundredth off to be fourth in 43.75.
2020 is kicking off, Race Report Fans! And - whilst it is a painfully British thing to say - who isn't relieved to finally have some cold, crisp, sunny weather?! I hope that all those who weren't racing this weekend enjoyed some time out of doors soaking up the Vitamin D.
Chiltern Harriers had a great day at Keysoe in the fourth, and penultimate, match of the cross country league season.
On soft courses that got increasingly muddy as the day went on, the senior women and juniors scored great points to move up their respective divisions. The club were fourth on the day and retain third place overall with one match remaining. The match acted as Chiltern Harriers club championships for the juniors, so there was added spice to some of the contests.
Good Evening, Race report Fans, and welcome to what feels like the first 'meaty' Race Report of 2020 with results from Cliveden, Country to Capital and Cebu (and Race Report HQ merrily rocking out to some slightly dubious Indy classics from the noughties).
There was a good deal of success for Chiltern Harriers at the Buckinghamshire Cross Country Championships at Shuttleworth on Saturday. There were five team wins and four individual wins, and several athletes booked their places in the Buckinghamshire teams at the National Inter Counties in March.
The weather was kind with clear skies and reasonable temperatures. The underfoot conditions were surprisingly firm given the recent heavy rain.
A small band of seven Chiltern Harriers braved grey and muddy conditions at Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage on Sunday to contest the Herts Cross Country Championships.
Happy New Year, Race Report fans! May 2020 bring you happiness, health and running success (in that order).
It's actually quite a quiet one to kick the year off. A number of Harriers were competing in county cross country championships over the weekend (Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire). Report to follow by Steve Perkin. There was also a great turnout for last week's Pednor 10 by Arctic 1. Results are available here.