Good Evening, Race Report fans from Team Bates HQ where painting has been the order of the weekend (with a bit of lawn mowing thrown in for good measure). However, other Harriers have been racing… and rapidly!
However, before we talk rapid, let’s talk real rock-solid resilience. Hywel Thomas took on the challenge of the Cotswold Way Century - 100 miles of ‘undulation’ and three hours of heavy rain. Hywel did brilliantly, finishing in the top 20 in 28.06.59. Kudos, Sir!
Today, Richard Slade and Paul Treadwell were action in the exotic Copenhagen Half Marathon. Richard finished in the top 100 in an exhausting time of 1.09.10, with Paul coming home in 2.23.49. Meanwhile, a lot closer to home, David Saul took part in local fundraiser - the Franklin Fields Trail Run (5k) - clocking a strava time of 32.07.
Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney supported our friends at the Leighton 10k, coming away with (you guessed it) the prize for first V60 and 5th overall in a time of 38.49.
So, let’s move on to parkrun and what I suspect must be a record turnout for Harriers at any single parkrun… there were no less than 37 Harriers at Rickmansworth yesterday… plus a staggering number of all-time PBs. So, without further ado, there were all-time PBs for: Seb Lawrence (20.08, York) and: Alex Hughes (15.46, 1st place); Matthew Evans (16.27); Isaac Jessop-Tranter (16.33); Aidan Suleyman (16.39); Tom Dixon (17.22); Maddie Hughes (17.23, 1st); Lucy Wilkinson (17.38); Callum Powell (17.42); Rory Hilton (18.03); Charlie Quantrill (18.17); Kara Gorman (18.22); Felix Danielli (18.49); Ellie Shield (19.20); Lily Jessop-Tranter (19.55); Jacob McCall (20.25); Isaac McCall (20.27) and Lydia Cross (21.06) - all at Rickmansworth. Finally, course PBs for Sarah Quantrill and Rik Edwards (21.06 and 24.28 at Rickmansworth), and Ella Watson (26.39 at Church Mead).
COMING UP LOCALLY: our very own Shardeloes 10k, Last Friday of the Month 5k and the return of the Chiltern Cross Country League. Check out the Club Calendar for more. If you’re unable to run Shardeloes this year, then why not help out on the day. Talk to Trevor Davies if you’d like to volunteer. Otherwise, hurry up and get yourself registered :-)