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.
Welcome, Race Report fans, to a weekend of half marathons! There really were loads of you pounding the pavements and the paths this weekend. However, before we talk about this weekend's results, a quick hark back to last weekend and a couple of races that I missed. Firstly, Grace Birch battled hail, wind and sand to complete the Northumberland Coastal Trail Series marathon event, on Saturday 22 February, taking in 27 miles of coastline to Bamburgh Castle in a time of 5.18.40. On 23 February Joanna Warfield completed her first ever half marathon around (and around) Dorney Lake in 1.55.28.
Hello Race Report fans. After a couple of stormy weekends, it was good to see some racing action. Keep your eyes peeled for Steve Perkin's report of National Cross Country champs up in Nottingham, and the National U15, U17 and U20 champs in Sheffield. Spoiler Alert: Chiltern Harriers AC had some mega results at both events.
Last week it was Ciara, this week it was Dennis getting in the way of racing. Alex Paul was so frustrated by it all that he headed off to Barcelona in order to get a race in (disclosure: I suspect Alex hd already booked this race before he watched the weather forecast). Alex completed the Barcelona Half Marathon today, Sunday 16 February, in a muy impresionante time of 1.23.12.
Between Chiltern League (look out for Steve Perkin's report) and Storm Ciara causing events to be cancelled, there's not too much for Race Report to report on this week, I'm afraid.
That said, a few highlights from parkrun events yesterday, Saturday 8 February: Chiltern's Kate Loach and Ali Young both came away as first female finisher at Cassiobury Park (21.13) and Sizewell (21.38), respectively. Melanie Windridge ran her first ever parkrun in Tring (25.32), whilst there were all-time PBs for Claire and Nigel Dickinson in Scunthorpe (24.30 and 25.57, respectively).
COMING UP LOCALLY: Bramley 20/10, Harrow Hill 10k, Hardwick X-Stream, Gade Valley Marathon Training Run (17 miles), Winslow Lions 10k and Baldock Beast Half Marathon. Check the Club Calendar out for details of these events and more.
Good evening, Race Report fans. I hope you have all had as wonderful a weekend as I have.
We'll kick things off with parkrun events. Yesterday, Saturday 1 February, there were first placed finishes for Alicia Bushell at Black Park (19.46 - an overall PB) and for Yours Truly at Wendover Woods (20.44 - a course PB). There was a number of course PBs: Cath Holloway (24.29 at Wendover Woods); Ed Wright (26.41 at Crissy Fields in San Francisco); Ian Lawson (20.00 at Osterley); and Miriam Kempson, Harriet Lemon and Henrik Hartman (25.28, 27.00 and 29.52, respectively, at Black Park). Kara Gorman earned herself an all-time PB of 24.02 at Rickmansworth, whilst Tim Dawson celebrated his 300th parkrun at Black Park (where else?!)
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