Good Evening Race Report fans. I hope you have managed to enjoy some (rare) dry weekend running, or at least limited yourself to drizzle if you did decide to go out in the rain. Here in Race Report HQ the cat is feeling very smug, all tucked up on the warmest blanket and having managed to get herself some leftover tuna for her supper.
As seems to be the theme at the moment, I’ve a few late entries from last weekend: firstly Charlie Wood, who sped his way round the St Neots Riverside Half Marathon in an exhausting 1.15.27 (Sunday 20 November), and I also wanted to confirm David Saul’s time for the Rugged Radnage 10k - 1.01.00.
Moving on to this weekend, and the woman that we all just want to be (right?!)… Hannah Wardley came away with an awesome 4th place in her age category at the World Triathlon Championships in Abu Dhabi. Hannah clocked a total time of 2.17.41 for the standard distance triathlon (1500m swim, 38.94k bike and 8.77k run) in the scorching Gulf heat. Needless to say, we’re hugely proud of her and hope she manages to enjoy some well-deserved time to recover.
Meanwhile, Chiltern Harriers continued its dominance of Church Mead parkrun, taking first places in both the men’s and women’s runs (again). This time the accolades go to Alex Paul (19.26, and a course PB) and Birthday Girl Ali Young (23.20). Cormac Nisbet earned himself an all-time parkrun PB at Wycombe Rye (18.29) and Katie Repper - a course PB - at Bath Skyline (23.22). In other 5k news, Jonny Slade took part in the fiercely competitive Last Friday 5k by Serpentine AC, clocking a time of 19.38.
Matt ‘Marathon Man’ Channer completed his 30th marathon today in Wokingham - a lapped event by Saturn Running, the ‘Autumn Season Run’ - finishing in a very respectable time of 4.28.53. And finally, Tom Dixon joined the Half Marathon runners at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today, finishing in a great time of 1.20.09.
COMING UP LOCALLY: the third Chiltern League match of the season and the Bran Tub Relay. Check out the Club Calendar for more.