School may be out for Summer, but Race Report is still here. (How is that fair, I hear you ask?!) Things are looking commensurately quieter in terms of racing. As in previous years, Race Report would love to receive your parkrun postcards. If you do a parkrun on holiday, please send a picture to email@example.com and I’ll include in the week’s report.
Before we get into this week’s results, I would like to acknowledge my respect and fangirl adoration for our very own Annelize Colquhoun, who completed the Wendover Woods 50 miler a few weeks ago on 9 July. The event, organised by Centurion, is one of the country’s toughest and takes in some 10,000ft of climb over five laps in Wendover Woods. Not only did Annelize complete the event, she was 2nd female and first in her age category in a time of 11.56.11.
Continuing on the ultra theme (but with considerably less gradient), Ali Young beat her own course record from 2020 and was first overall at the Ricky Races on 20 July - a 6-hour timed event by Running Miles at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome. Ali clocked up a blister-inducing 42.6 miles over a time of 6.01.47.
Yesterday, 22 July, Natalie Hallas and Sarah Quantrill were both victorious in parkrun events at Church Mead (Amersham) and Black Park, respectively. Natalie clocked a time of 22.22 on Amersham’s hills, while Sarah came home in 21.25.
Today it was a case of ‘like mother, like daughter’ for Gill Baxter, who followed in Frankie’s footsteps to tough out a sprint triathlon, this time in Henley. Gill clocked a total time of 1.50.28 for the 400m swim, 25k cycle and 5k run. Well done!
COMING UP LOCALLY: Last Friday of the Month, Youth Development League, Bearbrook 10k, Burnham Beeches 10k and Half Marathon and the Southern Athletics League. Check out the Club Calendar for more.
PPS. Route for the ‘Field Session’ on Tuesday 25 July can be found here.