Good Evening, Race Report fans. This reporter had a wonderful day yesterday dropping in on the composite South Bucks team of Wycombe Phoenix and Chiltern Harriers, to see them take the win in their Division of the Southern Athletics League. Look out for Steve’s report to follow and a special shout-out to Sue Slade - the tireless volunteering of track officials like Sue make these events possible. So thank you, Sue!
Yesterday’s parkrun events saw Chiltern Harriers take a fine collection of first placed finishes: James Repper (20.16 at Church Mead); Katie Royals (21.02 at Tooting Common); Tom Dixon (20.03 at Mount Edgcumbe); and Thomas Emery and Eleanor Shield took the honours at Black Park, earning themselves all-time PBs in the process (16.36 and 20.18, respectively). Meanwhile there were course PBs for Charlie and Richard Quantrill at Rickmansworth - 20.14 and 20.48.
Moving on to today, and the Burnham Beeches 10k / Half Marathon: a huge congratulations is due to Aran Davidson for his victory in the Half in a hot 1.13.44. Mairead O’Rourke was third in her category in a time of 1.40.47. They were joined by: Tim Dawson (1.38.51); Tamsin Finch (2.06.59); Mark Fry (2.07.51); Harriet Lemon (2.15.51); David Saul (2.10.22); Tom Wright (1.41.01); and Jennifer Webb (2.00.51 - strava time). Meanwhile, in the 10k Kingsley Nanton clocked 44.58.
COMING UP LOCALLY: Last Friday of the Month 5k, Bedford Running Festival, St Albans Stampede, Bovingdon 10, Maidenhead Half, Oakley 20 and the Harrow Half Marathon. Check out the Club Calendar for more.