Good Evening, Race Report fans, and welcome to the first report of Advent. While there may be a chill in the air, the racing has been as hot as ever. First of all, congratulations to all those racing in cross-country events over the weekend: be it the Chiltern League in Luton, or the Nationals in Suffolk! Look out for a report to come from Steve Perkin.
Good evening, Race Report fans. I hope you have managed to get outside this weekend, despite the blustery weather which we have been treated to. Harriers are made of stern stuff and were braving the elements in multiple locations (and continents).
Well, after a few quieter weeks of racing, it’s great to be able to regale you with a few more trials, tribulations and truly special successes this week.
I’ll kick things off with parkrun results from yesterday, Saturday 4 November. There were first places for Oliver Jackson (17.16 at Black Park), Kate Loach (22.45 at Littleport) and Yours Truly (24.53 at a very sparsely-populated Church Mead). Meanwhile, there were course PBs for Seb Lawrence (20.50 at Heslington), Lizzie Barraclough (23.26 at Clapham Common) and Ella Watson (25.43 at University Parks).
Welcome to the spoookkkyyyy Race Report, fans… the Race Report when things go bump in the night (or where I seek to come up with amusing, spooky pseudonyms for everyone, à la ‘Strictly’).
We start off by looking back into the mists of time (or, technically, 15 October) and to the Amsterdam Marathon, where Chris ‘That’s the German for death’ Tod managed a brilliant negative split in 3.32.24.
Good Evening, Race Report fans! It’s been a quieter week from a racing perspective, but the quality remains steadfast as ever.
Good Evening, Race Report fans! The top story this week has to be the first match of the 2023-24 Chiltern Cross Country League, which took place yesterday, Saturday 14 October. Chiltern Harriers snuck away from Keysoe with the overall win on the day, as well as several individual and age category wins. Keep watching this space for Steve Perkin’s report. Congratulations to all who took part and well done for not becoming shark bait…
Some of us have been to Greece, Race Report fans. Your Humble Reporter just went on holiday, but the ultimate tough woman, ultra running supremo Ali Young went and completed her third Spartathlon! The event takes in the route from Athens to Sparta, some 250km in pretty intense conditions. Ali became the first GB woman to complete the event for a third time, and was the first Brit home in a time of 29.28.41.
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Well, Happy Shardeloes Day everyone… and it’s been a really busy weekend!
First of all, congratulations to all those who took part in the Southern Road Relays in Aldershot yesterday. No doubt a report will follow this one.
Well, Happy Heritage Day from Amersham. And our Harriers have been making some history of their own with their running.
Well, I hope not too many of you are reading this from far-flung places, having been unable to get home due to the issues with air traffic control. And that you have had the opportunity to enjoy the lovely weather which we have seen today (albeit it was a bit too hot for running!)