Well, what a Race Report you’ve got ahead of you, that’s all I can say! What it loses in quantity, it makes up for in sheer, unadulterated quality.
We’ll start with a belated well done to Jo Culver, who completed the Midsummer Murder 10 mile event last Sunday, 26 June, in a time of 1.48.57. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Neil Turner came home 7th overall (out of a total 67 finishers) and 2nd for GB, in his age category at the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Montreal. Neil clocked a total time of 1.07.45, which included a cool 18.56 5k run to finish off the swim-bike-run race. Amazing stuff!
Continuing the international triathlon theme, Bex Nkoane has recently completed the legendary Kärnten-Klagenfurt (Austria) Ironman in a total time of 11.35.23, putting her 5th in her age category overall (and 1st from GB). This Race Reporter could, honestly, not be any more proud. Fellow Chiltern Ironwomen Tessa Passey and Joanne Murray are currently out on the marathon run - the third of the disciplines. Tune in next week for more updates.
Somewhat nearer to home, Rashi Wanninayke has completed her 11th marathon in as many months (out of a total target of 12) in aid of The Samaritans. Rash’s 11th marathon saw her roving the beautiful environs of the Ironbridge Gorge - one of my favourite places in the whole, wide world - and clocking a total (strava) time of 4.58.33. Only one more to go, Rashi! You have got this!
And, finally, in parkrun news: there were all-time PBs for Charlie Quantrill, Joe Cochrane and Annie-Rose Quantrill at Black Park yesterday, in times of 19.20, 17.49 and 22.38, respectively. In sunny Seaford, husband-and-wife dream team Louise and Shaun Fry both earned course PBs (19.40 and 20.32), plus a first placed finish for Louise. Finally, Max Baxter was first home in Amersham in a time of 18.50, and Philip Lewis was also rewarded with a course PB (32.37). Well done to all our brilliant CHAC park runners.