BMC Bannister Mile
Three Chiltern Harriers tackled the British Milers Club Bannister Mile last week.
The event, to commemorate Roger Bannister’s breaking of the Four Minute Mile at Iffley Road, Oxord on May 6th 1954, featured runs on road or grass, over the mile distance and there were 1191 finishers.
All runs were uploaded using Strava or other running apps.
Aran Davidson was the fastest Chiltern finisher logging 4.48.0, enough for =159th place.
Under 15 Thomas Redmond also had a good run to record 5.13.0, =393rd. U13 Callum Powell ran 5.55.0 but U23 Sam Howell could not run due to a fever.
Oxford / Cambridge Virtual Mile
U23 Harry Cox ran the second fastest Cambridge University time in an informal Oxford v Cambridge virtual mile, scorching along Copperkins to a rapid 4.35.0.
Don't forget that we are hoping to use these entries to 'spread a little goodness' on behalf of Chiltern Harriers. Please show your support for our wartime generation, by donating here: bit.ly/CHACVEDay75
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few."
RESULTS of the Virtual 2.6 Mile Relay
Another good turnout of 120 runners from across the club took part in the Virtual 2.6 Mile Relay last week.
Teams consisted of ten, so each team ran a combined 26 miles, equating to the London Marathon distance of the last Sunday in April.
The winning team featured mostly adults – Tom Dixon (14.54), Alice Brown (16.58), Dave Martin (18.55), Angela Hughes (23.02), Ian Lawson (16.52), Ellie Bates (16.19), Neil Bates (17.28), Andy Hickman (15.58), Tom Powell (16.14), and Andy Wiseall (15.24).
The fastest individual time came from U20 Angus Williams with an excellent 13.28. In-form Senior Aran Davidson ran another great time of 13.33 and U20 Cameron Reid was third fastest with 13.52. Other great times amongst the males came from U15 Archie Pinder (13.54), U15 Euan Pinder (14.00), Senior Will Perkin (14.03), U15 Thomas Redmond (14.13), Senior Nick Hughes (14.14), Senior Harry Cox (14.23), U15 Leon Doran (14.32), U17 Will Shield (14.48), U17 Thomas Askey (14.56), and U20 Max McGarvie (14.59).
Top female time was again U15 Zoe Gilbody with 15.00. Other great times in the female runners came from U15 Frankie Baxter (15.47), Senior Hannah Wardley (16.00), U15 Maddie Hughes (16.08), U17 Holly Henderson (16.09), Senior Ellie Bates (16.19), U15 Lesedi Nkoane (16.40), U15 Hannah Ashby (16.50) and U13 Lucy Wilkinson (16.58).
Chiltern Harriers have gone to town on the creativity front this week! We wanted to know what our members were doing in lockdown, and to show us them doing it in their kit. Well, they didn't disappoint. Enjoy this selection of videos and 'still life' submitted on social media. Sound needed.
UPDATE: The Results Are In!
1st Place: Neil Bates is working 9-to-5
2nd Place: Ben Hetherington's Barefoot Boy
3rd Place: t's Raining Men in Alex's life
Meanwhile junior athlete Savarnah Pandya has run a marathon this week. Savarnah ran just over 6k everyday for 7 days around the local fields and roads where she lives. She has raised more than £900 (!) for local charity, Florence Nightingale Hospice, which is suffering from the lack of fundraising events in the current circumstances. Well done, Savarnah! If you want to sponsor Savarnah, please visit JustGiving.
Next weekend's #HarriersChallenge will be in honour of #VEDay75, so get thinking. Full details at the end of this post.