What a hot one it’s been, and the racing has been equally fiery this weekend.
CHAC’s women were nailing it over 5k, with a number of parkrun victories yesterday - Saturday 21 May. Louise Fry led them home in Marlow (19.31), Ali Young in Amersham (22.00), Sue Elliott at Cassiobury (19.58 - a course PB), and Katie Royals at Black Park (21.01 - also a course PB). There was also an all-time PB of 20.59 for Sylvia Moss at Cassiobury and a course PB for Heidi Folkard at Gadebridge (26.42).
At today’s GX Fun Run, our own Jennifer Webb was part of the winning ladies’ team (GX Running Sisters) with an individual time of 27.42, whilst Ian Lawson clocked a time of 24.12.
Continuing on our theme, birthday girl Hannah Wardley took home an age category win in the Southend Tri today, with a total time of 2.20.40 for a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 9.5km run. It’s great to see you back racing, Hannah, and Happy Birthday! Yours Truly was chuffed to come away 1st lady at the Ridge Off Roader Half Marathon (1.44.28), albeit I was pipped to the post by Andy Wiseall, who had a brilliant race to come home 3rd overall in 1.41.10. The Harriers were completed by David Saul, who finished the hilly course in 2.22.23.
Cath Holloway raced the tide yesterday in Devon, over a staggering 29 miles. She also produced what was surely the most photogenic pic I’ve seen in a long time - splashing and smiling! Official times are not yet available, but unofficially Cath completed the event in around 6 hours. Also splashing about, no doubt, a team of Nick and Maddie Hughes, and Becs and Ethan McCall took on the Tough Mudder event in Henley today, coming home in around 1 hour 45.
n road running news, Rashila Wanninayake completed her 10th of 12 marathons over a year in support of the Samaritans today. Rash completed the Worcester Marathon in a time of 5.10.57. Meanwhile, Christine Taylor finished the Hackney Half in 1.50.24 (strava time).
And finally, a quick mention to Harriers on bikes. Bex and Lesedi Nkoane joined Nathan Taylor for a gruelling 50 mile Ride Chartridge sportive, whilst Giles Greenhalgh cycled 200k (!) in the ‘Tour de Ricky’. I am exhausted just thinking about it…
COMING UP LOCALLY: Last Friday of the Month 5k. Check out the Club Calendar for more.