Thirty-one Chiltern U13s and U15s were competing for their schools at the ESAA Cross Country Cup Regional Rounds on Saturday.
Most Chiltern runners were at the East Central Regional Round at Sibford School near Banbury but a couple ran in the London North match at St Albans
Chiltern Harriers made solid progress at the second Chiltern League match at Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes on Saturday. After an unexpected win at Match I, the club managed a creditable fourth place. The turnout of 79 was well down on the 119 of the previous meeting.
In increasingly wet conditions the Chiltern athletes across the age groups did a good job at the match which also included the second leg of the British Athletics Cross Challenge series, which features top class athletes from around the UK in all age groups.
It’s a quiet Race Report this weekend, with much of the action coming from the Chiltern League and the English Schools’ regional cross country events yesterday. Keep an eye open for Steve Perkin’s report.
Let’s look back to last weekend. Due to the time difference, the results of the New York City Marathon came a little late for Race Report last weekend, but I am delighted to day that there was not one, but two Harriers pounding the streets of the Big Apple on Sunday 3 November. Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney completed the iconic event in 3.20.13, followed in by Angela Hughes, with a PB of 4.33.48. Well done, both!
I hope this finds you well on this blustery November evening, Race Report fans. It’s been yet another active weekend for Harriers.
We’ll kick things off with parkrun. Yesterday, Saturday 2 November, was a day for family successes. In Telford there was a first placed finish for Zoe Gilbody (19.55), and a course PB for her brother Kody (21.34). In Galston, Australia, Jason Trimmer came home victorious in 19.35, whilst there was a course PB for his son Ethan (22.32). Kara and Michelle Gorman both earnt themselves all-time PBs at Rickmansworth (26.11 and 26.15, respectively). Ian Chapman achieved a course PB of 26.31 at Warwick Racecourse. Finally, Frazer Peterson had his parkrun debut at Rickmansworth (21.22).
Moving on to today, Sunday 3 November, Paul McCarthy and Michael Bailey both completed the Marlow Half Marathon (1.37.09 and 1.44.38, respectively). Joanna Warfield took on the 7-mile race, completing it in a time of 1.01.26. In London Alastair Stuart took part in the November edition of Mornington Chaser’s Regents Park 10k series, coming home on 44.10. On the trails in Wendover Woods Ben Hetherington, Matt Channer and David Saul all finished the 10 mile race as part of the Wendover Woods Autumn Festival of Running. Their respective times were 1.18.00, 1.31.56 and 1.44.12 for the undulating course. Meanwhile, on the far side of the pond Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney and Angela Hughes have both been in action in the iconic New York marathon. Results to follow in next week’s edition. Well done, all!
COMING UP LOCALLY: Chiltern Cross Country League Match 2, Herbert’s Hole Challenge, Bedford Harriers Half Marathon. Check out the Club Calendar for more.
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It’s spoooookkkyyyy how well Harriers have been running this weekend, Race Report fans! (And shameful how bad the puns are going to get.)
But Let’s Do The Time Warp Again, because I managed to forget (“how?!” I hear you cry) the Tring Ridgeway Run on Sunday 13 October. There were two Harriers in action on the hilly course, David ‘Dastardly’ Saul and Mark ‘Fearsome’ Fry, who finished in 1.22.24 and 1.30.43, respectively. (I blame the Chiltern League on 12 October, and Angela Hughes’ birthday Prosecco, for befuddling my brain.)
Good evening fans, from Race Report HQ, where we continue to experience some technical issues, so apologies for any results that may have gotten lost in the ether of the Internet
Chiltern Harriers had their best ever day at the Southern Cross Country Relay Championships at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday.
There were four team wins – for the U13 Girls, U13 Boys, U15 Girls and U17 Men. The Senior Men took part for the first time and came an excellent fifth and there was an eighth place finish for the U15 Boys.
Conditions were pleasant and sunny at the fast and flat course at the scrubs but recent rain made the woodland section fairly muddy. U13s and U15s ran a 2k circuit, U17s a 3.1k loop, and Seniors 4.4k.