Good Evening Race Report Fans. I hope you have not missed me too much. A relatively quiet weekend it seems.
There were first placed finishes for both Adam Shute and Mairead O’Rourke at Rickmansworth and Amersham, in times of 17.36 and 22.32, respectively. Meanwhile, Adam Finch earned himself an all-time PB of 22.22 at Rickmansworth.
In multi-sporting news, Neil Turner bagged a 2nd place finish in his age group at the Eastbourne Triathlon last weekend: a sea swim, plus a tough bike section over Beachy Head and back were topped off by an 18.28 5km run to finish. Today, Neil and James Repper raced at the English Aquathlon champs this morning - 750m swim and a 5km run. James bagged a bronze in 45-49 category and Neil grabbed a silver in 50-54.
I hope you’re looking forward to the Jubilee weekend, Race Report fans! Your Humble Race Reporter certainly is. I’ll be off for a couple of weeks from next weekend and back in action - all being well - on 19 June. So if you have any results which you might like to be included when I am back, please do send them to me.
What a hot one it’s been, and the racing has been equally fiery this weekend.
CHAC’s women were nailing it over 5k, with a number of parkrun victories yesterday - Saturday 21 May. Louise Fry led them home in Marlow (19.31), Ali Young in Amersham (22.00), Sue Elliott at Cassiobury (19.58 - a course PB), and Katie Royals at Black Park (21.01 - also a course PB). There was also an all-time PB of 20.59 for Sylvia Moss at Cassiobury and a course PB for Heidi Folkard at Gadebridge (26.42).
Good Evening, Race Report fans. I hope you have managed to have a great weekend. Things are all well here in the Bates Motel, which I’ll leave you to decipher…
Kicking things off with yesterday’s parkrun, there were all-time parkrun PBs for Sylvia Moss (21.06 at Ricky) and for James Palmer (17.48, at Wendover Woods of all places!) Louise Fry and Mairead O’Rourke both took home the accolade of first lady, at Wycombe Rye (19.38) and Amersham (22.17, also a course PB), respectively. Alex Hughes was first overall at Amersham in 18.41 (a huge well done!) and there were course PBs for Gill Baxter (35.37) and Grant Whitaker (22.51, albeit it came complete with broken finger..)
So, I promised that normal service would resume this week, but - you lucky lot - you’ve got a bumper crop of results to match this fine, sunny weather, as we catch up on both last weekend and this one.
Firstly, a huge thank you and well done to all who ran or volunteered at last week’s Pednor 5 event. You can find full results, plus a great selection of photos - courtesy of Martyn Loach - here.
Hello Harriers. It’s a been relatively quiet weekend from a Race Report perspective, so I hope you’ve all been enjoying the lovely weather and getting out for some nice, gentle bluebell runs. If you’ve not yet been to Hervines Park, I can highly recommend a soothing visit.
hope you’ve had a bumper crop of chocolate eggs this weekend to match this number crop of races, and enjoyed the sunny weather.
Good Evening, Race Report fans! I hope you have been enjoying the sunny, albeit slightly cooler, weather this weekend and are looking forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Good Evening, Race Report fans. It seems odd to say it after all this time, but the Spring Marathons are back! And my goodness are they back. Huge congratulations to Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney for a brilliant PB at today’s Manchester Marathon, in a time of 2.52.02. He was joined by Ali Young in 3.07.31 and John Walker in 5.34.48. Truly brilliant running. Well done!
Happy Mother’s Day to all our running Mums, Mums of runners and Mums-what-are-both. I hope you have had a fabulous day and been thoroughly spoilt. You deserve it.
Race Report HQ is a very chilled location this evening and we hope that your HQ is similarly relaxed. A huge well done first of all to Maddie Hughes and Alden Collier, who represented the English Schools Athletics Association yesterday in Wales. An ‘official’ read-out to follow, no doubt, but it certainly is brilliant to see Harriers amongst the best of the best.