Good Evening, Race Report fans and - of course - we shall start with congratulations to everyone who took part in yesterday’s Chiltern League cross-country. It was a glorious day for running and CHAC athletes did not disappoint, despite being pitched against some of the fastest from across the home countries. Look out for Steve Perkin’s report to come.
I’m afraid this week’s report is largely retrospective. Given the results were not out when I was writing last Sunday, I wanted to quickly go through all of the Harriers who braved the hilly Marlow Half and 7 on 6 November. As mentioned last week, Chiltern Harriers were victorious in the team competition, with the four scorers being Aran Davidson (1.15.48, and first-placed in his own right), Adam Shute (1.19.09), James Repper (1.21.43) and Amit Dixit (1.40.34). Joining them were: Philip Lovelace (1.43.44), Ed Wright (1.44.50), Jonathan Coutts (1.53.16), Miriam Kempson (1.56.19), Giles Greenhalgh (1.59.27) and Chris Pitkin (2.06.04). Meanwhile in the 7-mile event, Kingsley Nanton led the Harriers home (50.35), joined by David Saul (1.06.14) and Harriet Lemon (1.07.28). Braving a yet hillier half, Rasmi Nanda completed the ‘Beast of the East Half Marathon’ on Jersey on 6 November. The race took in some 2800 ft of elevation gain! Rasmi completed it in 3.01.20.
Moving on to yesterday’s parkrun events, once again Harriers ladies were coming out on top, with Louise Fry and Ali Young both taking first-placed finishes at Wycombe Rye and Rickmansworth, in times of 19.55 and 19.49, respectively. Adam Finch was rewarded with a course PB at Ricky (22.04), while there were all-time PBs for Chris Pitkin (25.41) and Ollie Jackson (19.27), at Ricky and Southend.
COMING UP LOCALLY: the third Chiltern League match of the season, Bierton 5k & 10k, the Rugged Radnage, last Friday of the Month 5k and the Wolverton 5. Check out the Club Calendar for more.