Good Evening, Race Report fans. I hope you have managed to have a great weekend. Things are all well here in the Bates Motel, which I’ll leave you to decipher…
Kicking things off with yesterday’s parkrun, there were all-time parkrun PBs for Sylvia Moss (21.06 at Ricky) and for James Palmer (17.48, at Wendover Woods of all places!) Louise Fry and Mairead O’Rourke both took home the accolade of first lady, at Wycombe Rye (19.38) and Amersham (22.17, also a course PB), respectively. Alex Hughes was first overall at Amersham in 18.41 (a huge well done!) and there were course PBs for Gill Baxter (35.37) and Grant Whitaker (22.51, albeit it came complete with broken finger..)
Meanwhile down in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Finola Watkins took on the Maverick long course event (approx. a half marathon), coming home in 2.04.47. In a very different kind of event, Aran Davidson was cheated of the promised PB at the ‘Night of the 10,000m PBs’, but still set the track on fire to finish in 32.24 at Parliament Hill Fields.
Moving on to today, Neil Turner raced at the Eton Sprints Sprint Triathlon. Despite the fact that he is recovering from Covid, he still came away with 7th in the age group at the European qualifier - 1:07:18 for the 750m swim, 20km ride and 5km run.
Whilst official results are unavailable, Strava is witness to some great results from Harriers at the Prestwood 10k in support of the Chilterns MS Centre - a really excellent cause. Adam Shute was 2nd overall (37.21) and Fiona Kelleher 2nd lady (43.58). Christine Chan earned herself a course PB (49.52), and there were brilliant runs by Andy Wiseall (40.27), Pablo Fuentes (43.53) and Helen Cholawo.
Last, but by no means least, Mike ‘Tiny’ Turney made his national debut today, putting on an England vest to compete at the Chester Half Marathon. He did awesomely well, finishing 5th V55 in 01.21.58. Huge congratulations!