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Three Chiltern Harriers took part in the third round of the British Cross Challenge cross country series at Liverpool on Saturday.
Oakley Denson was 98th in a very high quality U15 Boys race and Alden Collier And Zoe Gilbody repeated their wins of Round Two in the U13 age groups with further victories. Both had convincing wins, finishing over ten seconds ahead of the second placed athletes.
Both Zoe (having won all three rounds so far) and Alden (having won rounds two and three) are in a great position in the Challenge, with the fifth and final match being incorporated into the National Inter Counties event at Prestwold Hall in March.
It’s a quiet week from a Race Report perspective. In parkrun news, there were first placed finishes for Ali Young (19.50 at Ricky) and Neil Turner (18.47 at Wycombe Rye) yesterday, Saturday 23 November. Steve Mayes earned himself an all-time PB of 21.12 at Ricky, as did Kara and Michelle Gorman (25.09 and 25.13, respectively). Finally, there were course PBs for: Adam Day (16.52 at Black Park); William Barnett (21.47 at York); Nick Gleeson and Mark Mayfield (22.44 and 23.09, respectively, at Ricky) and Beth Lang (22.45 at Wycombe Rye).
Good evening to you from Race Report HQ.
It’s been a busy weekend of racing for Chiltern Harriers. We’ll kick things off with parkrun. Yours Truly earnt herself a course PB at Wycombe Rye yesterday (20.42), whilst there were all-time PBs for Joanne Murray (26.35 at Rickmansworth) and Kody Gilbody (20.42 at Telford).
Thirty-one Chiltern U13s and U15s were competing for their schools at the ESAA Cross Country Cup Regional Rounds on Saturday.
Most Chiltern runners were at the East Central Regional Round at Sibford School near Banbury but a couple ran in the London North match at St Albans
Chiltern Harriers made solid progress at the second Chiltern League match at Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes on Saturday. After an unexpected win at Match I, the club managed a creditable fourth place. The turnout of 79 was well down on the 119 of the previous meeting.
In increasingly wet conditions the Chiltern athletes across the age groups did a good job at the match which also included the second leg of the British Athletics Cross Challenge series, which features top class athletes from around the UK in all age groups.
It’s a quiet Race Report this weekend, with much of the action coming from the Chiltern League and the English Schools’ regional cross country events yesterday. Keep an eye open for Steve Perkin’s report.
Let’s look back to last weekend. Due to the time difference, the results of the New York City Marathon came a little late for Race Report last weekend, but I am delighted to day that there was not one, but two Harriers pounding the streets of the Big Apple on Sunday 3 November. Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney completed the iconic event in 3.20.13, followed in by Angela Hughes, with a PB of 4.33.48. Well done, both!
I hope this finds you well on this blustery November evening, Race Report fans. It’s been yet another active weekend for Harriers.
We’ll kick things off with parkrun. Yesterday, Saturday 2 November, was a day for family successes. In Telford there was a first placed finish for Zoe Gilbody (19.55), and a course PB for her brother Kody (21.34). In Galston, Australia, Jason Trimmer came home victorious in 19.35, whilst there was a course PB for his son Ethan (22.32). Kara and Michelle Gorman both earnt themselves all-time PBs at Rickmansworth (26.11 and 26.15, respectively). Ian Chapman achieved a course PB of 26.31 at Warwick Racecourse. Finally, Frazer Peterson had his parkrun debut at Rickmansworth (21.22).
Moving on to today, Sunday 3 November, Paul McCarthy and Michael Bailey both completed the Marlow Half Marathon (1.37.09 and 1.44.38, respectively). Joanna Warfield took on the 7-mile race, completing it in a time of 1.01.26. In London Alastair Stuart took part in the November edition of Mornington Chaser’s Regents Park 10k series, coming home on 44.10. On the trails in Wendover Woods Ben Hetherington, Matt Channer and David Saul all finished the 10 mile race as part of the Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running. Their respective times were 1.18.00, 1.31.56 and 1.44.12 for the undulating course. Meanwhile, on the far side of the pond Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney and Angela Hughes have both been in action in the iconic New York marathon. Results to follow in next week’s edition. Well done, all!
COMING UP LOCALLY: Chiltern Cross Country League Match 2, Herbert’s Hole Challenge, Bedford Harriers Half Marathon. Check out the Club Calendar for more.