Good Evening, Race Report fans. Chiltern Harriers have been producing some real fireworks this weekend, both on the trails and on the tarmac.
Jennifer Webb must be ‘totally addicted to racing’. Not only has she been going from strength to strength, pulling PB after PB out of the bag, but this weekend she did a Lakeland double. Kicking things off with the gruelling weather and climbs of the Hellvellyn 15k trail challenge yesterday, on Saturday 6 November, (1.41.13), she then completed there Derwentwater 10 (mile) today - in an extremely respectable time of 1.36.17 (strava)…. and all after moving house during the week! What a tough tough lady.
Léan Ní Chiobháin was also taking in the mountain air, at Powerscourt Ridge on 6 November - a 10 mile event organised by the Irish Mountain Running Association. She ran under the rainbow to clock a strava time of 1.48.21.
Moving on to the roads, it was a day for half marathons today. Amber Stubbings came away from Reading with a PB of 2.25.49, joining fellow Harrier Rich Lloyd (2.03.52). (Both strava times, official results not yet available.) Jonathan Fenner completed the Hertfordshire Half at Knebworth House in 2.10.03. Meanwhile in Marlow Aran Davidson came home with the win and a course record of 1.14.54; Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney was 3rd in age category in 1.26.50 and David Saul finished in 1.58.03.
Finally, Rickmansworth parkrun was a great place for all-time parkrun PBs yesterday: Fiona Kelleher (21.38); Christine Taylor (22.38) and Tamsin Finch (24.37) all bagged one on the two-lap course. There were also all-time PBs for Jerry Anderson (17.42 at Wycombe Rye) and Hannah Wardley (18.30 and a first-placed finish at Watersmead Country Park). Katie Royals and Sue Elliott were also first females at Whitstable and Cassiobury (22.34 and 21.40, a course PB, respectively). Finally, Ian Lawson came away from Shongweni parkrun in South Africa with a course PB of 22.41.
Well done, everyone!
DON’T FORGET: it’s the second round of the Chiltern Cross Country League on Saturday 13 November. CHAC is currently in 1st place, so it would be great to see as many out as possible to support the Club.
I raced in the 45-49 age category at the World Duathlon Championships in Aviles Spain yesterday. It was a sprint distance race with a 5km run, 22km ride and a 2.8km run.