Good evening to you from Race Report HQ.
It’s been a busy weekend of racing for Chiltern Harriers. We’ll kick things off with parkrun. Yours Truly earnt herself a course PB at Wycombe Rye yesterday (20.42), whilst there were all-time PBs for Joanne Murray (26.35 at Rickmansworth) and Kody Gilbody (20.42 at Telford).
Moving on to today, Sunday 17 November, Matt Robins was in action in another of the Phoenix events, completing the Riverside Marathon in 3.48.14 – his fastest marathon for a few years. Also on the riverside, Andy Wiseall sped along the St Neots Riverside Half Marathon in 1.24.12 (strava result), whilst Mike Worsfold took on the raw Rugged Radnage 10k, completing it in 46.47.
And finally, the sun shone down on the 27th annual running of the Herbert’s Hole Cross Country Challenge. 241 finished the 10k race, with a great atmosphere throughout.
Chiltern Harriers AC were dominant, taking both the male and female team prizes, as well as the first place for both the men (Nick Hughes – 39.13) and women (Rebecca Nkoane - 44.42). Joining Nick on the podium were: Joel Marris (39.25) and Thomas Grimes (East London Runners, 39.32). Second lady was Ellie Bates (Chiltern Harriers – 45.37) and third was Teresa Reason (Gade Valley Harriers - 48.17). Age category winners were: Andrew Howey (M50, Tunbridge Wells Harriers – 40.57); Brendon Gilbert (M40, Handy Cross Runners – 42.08); Ian Leslie (M60, Ealing, Southall & Middlesex – 48.53); Ali Young (F45, Chiltern Harriers – 48.59); Lynda Hemsbury (F55, Tring RC – 49.00); Nicola Froud (F35, Barnet & District – 49.28); Dan Beatty (M20 – 52.54) and Millie Hughes (F20, Chiltern Harriers – 57.38). The Fun Team prize went to Welcome to Running.
Full results and photos, courtesy of Martyn Loach, available here.
A huge thank you to all the helpers who made today’s event possible, especially Race Director Tony Molesworth.