Our virtual 5 mile relay saw 84 harriers, both juniors and seniors, compete over their own circuits in a bid to run the fastest time possible for their team.
And the runners did not disappoint. The vast majority of people ran significantly faster than their predicted times, some by nearly 5 minutes, showing that lockdown training really is paying off for all.
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."
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.
What a bunch of musically-minded people you Harriers proved to be! We received a plethora of entries for the Ultimate Playlist of running themed tracks. Thank you for taking part!
Following a public vote, it can now be revealed that your top three were as follows:
Ellie Bates: A Life in Running
Abi Chapman's Race
Neil Bates' parkrun PB Playlist
Sue Elliott and Tim Dawson were highly commended.
You can view all of the entries below... who knows, maybe a few of these tracks might feature on the night at our Awards Evening & Social on 4 July? ;-)
Chiltern Harriers didn't disappoint when set the challenge of coming up with something creative for Easter.
Following a vote on a shortlist of six, the top three entries were as follows:
Katherine Day's poem
Alistair Melville-Smith's Easter Bunny Strava art
Katie Royals' biscuit race
Well done to everyone for their wonderful entries, which display the full range of CHAC creativity. All of them are included below. (Sound recommended for the videos.)
Well, it had to happen at some point. There are no races to report on, I don’t think you fancy pictures of Spring flowers (although they are truly beautiful), and I am not techy enough to create funny videos. I’ve written you a poem!
Well today was the first day of British Summer time and I, for one, am enjoying the fact that I am looking at my window and it’s still light. And I think I’ve made excellent use of it: in the last hour I have continued to feed my recent addiction to Spooks on BBC iPlayer, made some very questionable flapjacks and and ferreted about in my shed (without needing a torch).
Good Evening Race Report fans. I know that people look forward to Sunday evening Race Report, so in these extraordinary times, I did not want to leave you bereft! Given that there is more than enough content out there on the Internet about staying fit and healthy, and I did not think anyone needed to hear a lengthy account of the inner workings of my mind, I thought some pictures would brighten everyone's day.
Race Report is not in the habit of giving public health advice, and it’s not going to break that habit… just pure, unadulterated running stuff here, I’m afraid.
Matt Channer kicked the weekend off in style by winning the Phoenix Track Wars marathon event on the evening of Friday 13 March (luck for some!) His time was 3.44.24. Well done, Matt!
Race Report 7 - 8 March: Amersham & Green Man Ultras, Running Miles at Dorney Lake, Hillingdon 20, Buckinghamshire Duathlon and more
With apologies for it being late, welcome to this week’s Race Report. And what a busy one it was too for racing, with Harriers taking part in events both long and short, on road and on trail, on foot and by bike! Not included are results from Saturday’s Inter-Counties, for which I suggest you keep an eye open for Steve Perkin’s report.