Race Results - June 2018

Bedford Box End SwimRun - 25th June 2018

 

Thanks to Anwen for this Swim/Run race report:

 

Bedford Box End Solo 10k SwimRun 1’44’37, for 13th lady & 34th overall (not as impressive as it sounds - it was a tiny field!).

 

 

6 run sections totalling about 5.5 miles, and 5 swim sections totalled about 1.5 miles. Swim in your trainers, run in your wetsuit.

 

A bit bonkers, but fun.

 

Full results Here

Henham 10k - 24th June 2018

 

Described by the organisers as relatively fast, flat and predominantly off road in the beautiful village of Henham

 

49:40     Vince Blake 

 

Full results Here

Kingham 10k - 23rd June 2018

 

Bethan was kind enough to provide these few brief words:

 

A beautiful, hilly course on a gorgeous sunny day.  A small but perfectly formed race.

 

43:48     Simon Preston 

49:37     Paul Lambert

54:58     Bethan Greenaway

1:02:42  Kate Roseblade 

1:03:01  Carol Meredith 

1:11:58  Lisa Moulder 

1:12:00  Lisa Preston 

 

Full results HERE

Chippenham Longest Day 10k - 21st June 2018

 

Lisa was kind enough to send this race report:

 

Great event, lovely atmosphere start to finish, band playing on the start/finish line. Lovely summers evening and a beautiful course, small section through the town and then out through a park and along the side of the river, and then through the woods and along the old railway line, back over the river and back into the town, very scenic and pretty. Kept wanting to stop and take lots of photos along the route. Just fab 

 

45:29  Simon Preston 

58:33  Lisa Preston 

 

Full results HERE

Cattle Creep 10k - 21st June 2018

 

Thanks to Claire for the race report:

 

It was a lovely course, winding though parkland in north Milton Keynes,
near to the River Great Ouse, on a gorgeous summer solstice evening. 
Bit of a scary moment when some cows started running towards the path
that we were running along, but the marshal soon ensured they ran the
other way.  What made this course a little different was the 20 meter
long Cattle Creep tunnel at about 8km, it was a bit of 'duck your
heads' not that I had that much issue being short. Well organised and
all round a great event, lovely bling at the end too!

 

1:15:13  Claire Upton 

 

Full results HERE

Humph's Hilly Half - 13th June 2018

 

No-one will get away with describing this one as gently undulating! The clue is in the name and even the organisers describe this as "a challenging course

 

From the race website: "Congratulation to John Parker of Cheltenham & County Harriers, the clear-winner of the 2018 race in 1 hour 16 minutes 42 minutes, and to Shona Crombie-Hicks of Tewkesbury Running Club, the first lady (11th overall again this year) in 1 hour 28 minutes 15 seconds. But a special thank you to everyone who took-on this challenging course to support the race."

 

Six Harriers took on this popular Half Marathon:

1.38:52  Simon Woolley 

1.42:51  Royston Williams 

1.42:53  Simon Preston 

1.47:26  Sam Rees 

2.00:45  Huw Williams 

2.07:36  Lisa Preston 

 

Full results HERE

Banbury 5 - 12th June 2018

 

Only 4 Harriers took on this local race on a fast undulating course:

 

43:47   Julian Relton 

45:07   Robert Madge-Miall 

51:18   Graeme Hackland 

57:41   Lisa Moulder 

 

Full results Here

Race to the Tower - 9-10th June 2018

 

Threshold Sports think up and deliver breathtaking challenges for people looking to push themselves to greater things. Without doubt the Race to the Tower falls into this category and Hooky Harrier Vince took on this ultra "double marathon" challenge!

 

13.08:43 Vince Blake

 

The course is beautiful as you make your way across the Cotswolds (i.e. undulating)

 

Full results Here!

Hampshire Hoppit Marathon - 10th June 2018

 

The organisers describe this race as "one of Hampshire’s most unique and scenic trail races" (there's a half marathon option too)

 

James said "a cracking if hilly trail course, Loved it."

 

3.40:32 for 26th place - James McLaughlin

 

Full results HERE

Heyford Park 10k and Half Marathon - 10th June 2018

 

Thanks to Royston for this race report:

 

Royston & Sam took part in a run at the former USAF base at Heyford Park last Sunday.  Although the course is generally flat but when the wind is against you, it proved a little challenging. Sam did the 10k race and with a great time of 46.19, came 20th overall and 4th in her age (under 21) category.

 

I did the half marathon and after four years of trying I finally went under the 1.30 mark with a time of 1.29.49 which meant that I came 8th overall and 2nd in my age category.

 

Although not the most exciting or scenic race, it’s a great course for anybody looking to a do a PB at either 5k, 10k or half marathon distances..

 

Full results Here

Chiltern Chase 10k - 3rd June 2018

 

Another day, another missed race due to injury, thanks to David Bannister for this race report:

 

Just one Harrier was able to run this years Chiltern Chase. It was even hotter than the previous days racing. This is another race on the club championships, and it's another scenic course around Ewelme, South Oxfordshire. Rachel Bannister sweated her way around the blazing hot 10k course (they also offer a 5k and 15k). Another fantasic local event raising funds for local charities.

 

1:07:00  Rachel Bannister

 

Full results HERE

Ottmoor Challenge - 2nd June 2018

 

Thanks to Royston for some thoughts on the challenging Ottmoor Challenge Half:

 

Donna, Simon & Royston took part in the ‘Otmoor Challenge’ on Saturday which turned out to be a very hot day. It’s a half marathon distance with the majority of the race being on bridle paths. Given the recent rain in Oxford, the course was a little muddy but this only enhanced the experience. The race is on the back of a village fete so the atmosphere is really good but the best part of it is when you finished you can undo all the good work with an abundance of tea & cakes!!

 

1:42:25  Royston Williams

1:42:28  Simon Woolley

1:42:29  Donna Allen

 

Full results HERE

Tysoe Windmill 10k - 2nd June 2018

 

Although he wasn't able to run, David Bannister was still good enough to send this race report:

 

Another blisteringly warm day was had at this years Tysoe Windmill run. Already a really tough course made all the more difficult in the heat. This is a really lovely local event, with gorgeous scenery and a real community feel. Great fun was had by all, and fellow Harriers Jane Millward and Suzie Field were also volunteering at the event.

 

Congratulations to Martin Foster for finishing 8th overall and 1st in age category, gaining a nice bottle of gin into the bargain!

 

45:32  Martin Foster

50:09  Simon Preston

54:11  Vince Blake

1:15:07  Sandra Heryet

1:16:34  Rachel Bannister

 

Full results HERE 

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