Good Evening, Race Report fans, from a sunny spot in the Chilterns. I hope you’ve been enjoying the onset of June as much as we have here in Race Report HQ.
It’s another really interesting week for results, with Harriers competing in a huge variety of events. We’ll kick things off with Richard Slade’s performance in the Iffley Festival of Miles, held yesterday at the track where Roger Bannister famously broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, and our Richard wasn’t too far off that pace, clocking a fantastic time of 4.16 in his event. Well done!
Bank Holiday Race Report: 26 - 29 May
I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely Spring Bank Holiday and to those of you who are away for Half Term: have a wonderful time.
Good Evening, Race Report fans. I hope you have enjoyed a thoroughly nice weekend.
Before we get into this weekend’s racing, a look back to last weekend when Tessa and Duncan Passey, alongside Ben Martin took part in the Ultra Trail Snowdonia by UTMB. While unfortunately Ben had to withdraw, Tessa and Duncan completed the gruelling-sounding event in a time of 12.34.15. Well done (and this reporter has certainly now got some ideas in her head…)!
Race Report: 13 - 14 May
Hello Race Report fans! It’s been a really hectic couple of weeks in this Reporter’s life and I am glad to be home, even if I do feel a bit like I’ve been run over by a bus.
London Mini Marathon
There was good Chiltern representation in the London Mini Marathon which this year took place on the Saturday, the day before the race. Most were taking part in the British Athletics Road Championships for their regions but Ellie Shield was running in the Borough Challenge for Westminster. All athletes ran the same 2.6k course around St James Park.
10th Kara Gorman (South East) 9.08
21st Tom Ford (East) 8.45
16th Lucy Wilkinson (South East) 9.01
67th Emily Ford (East) 10.00
31st Alex Hughes (South East) 8.07
35th Maddie Hughes (South East) 9.13
21st Ellie Shield (Westminster) 9.50
29th Thomas Redmond (South East) 7.51
Well, it’s London Marathon Day. That day which always feels like a glorious celebration of our sport, which allows so many - be they an elite, or someone running their first marathon and dressed as a toilet - to immerse themselves in the welcoming embrace of the running community…
Good Evening, Race Report fans. I hope you have managed to enjoy some sunshine, or at least some dry weather this weekend. We have been loving it here in Race Report HQ, where the tulips are starting to look very fine indeed.
Happy Easter, Race Report fans from a quiet Race Report HQ where we are enjoying the fact that the rain went away and the sun came out to see out the long weekend. I hope you have had a truly egg-cellent time and have eaten copious amounts of chocolate.
Spring is definitely feeling like it did pre-Covid, like the season of road racing. And Harriers didn’t disappoint this weekend.
We’ll kick things off with parkrun events from yesterday, Saturday 1 April: there were first placed finishes for Yours Truly at a muddy Church Mead (Amersham) in a time of 22.54, and for Aidan Suleyman in a far more glamorous-sounding Groeneweide, South Africa (19.58). Richard Quantrill was rewarded with a course PB of 20.27 for his efforts at Rickmansworth.
Good Evening Race Report fans, and welcome to British Summer Time. Even though it seems the rain clouds didn’t get the memo, I certainly hope you are enjoying this lighter evening.