Race Roundup 9th October 2017
Report by Alexa
Sorry for anyone not included below – I wrote this in 15 minutes after seeing various Facebook updates this week so mostly going from memory (and checked a few results.) I thought it would be nice to have a post to reflect all the work everyone has put in over the last few months to gain these achievements – sadly, a full time job makes it impossible to make it a permanent fixture! I might aim for once a month 🙂
Sarah Lowery won the ladies race at the Chester Marathon in 2:44:27 (another PB!), running in an England vest and also winning the BMAF Marathon Championships in the process. At 20k she was in second place but ran superbly from 16 miles onwards to win – an absolutely fabulous performance! Kate Waddicor also ran Chester Marathon in 4:08:06.
Sian Dickinson followed her recent improvements by cutting 1hr 20mins from her marathon time – her first marathon was the Yorkshire Marathon in 2015 where she ran just over 6 hours, but at the 2017 event she ran 4:45.57. Could big marathon PBs be the trend, after Sarah Gilbert also cut 1hr 15mins (5:45 to 4:30) from her marathon PB last weekend at Warsaw? Chris Roebuck ran 4:30:19 at York for his first marathon, Jenny Elsegood did 3:56 and Caroline Woods-Peel also ran.
Yorkshire 10 Mile
Running a slightly shorter distance, Megan Richardson, Gokul Giridharan and Niti Rajagopal ran the Yorkshire 10 Mile race, with some very impressive times, especially Gokul and Niti who both came from the Learn-2-Run beginners group which only started in March this year!
National 6 and 4 Stage Road Relays at Sutton Park
Unfortunately the ladies didn’t have a complete team, but Abigail Knight, Samya Armoush and Ellen McLeod still did SRC proud with 3 fantastic times on the Sutton Park course.
The SRC men came 78th against some very strong competition – Dewi Griffiths ran the fastest men’s leg of the day in 16:40, and Jessica Judd ran the fastest ladies leg of the day in 13:55.
Over at TenTenTen 10k, 2 more of this year’s Learn-2-Run intake (Carol Scarton and Stuart Mathers) took on “The Hill”, with Bob Horgan also running the race.
Next week kicks off the start of the cross country season at Longley Park in Sheffield – race numbers available from Mike at training this week or available on the day. Look for the new club flag to find him!
The Timed Miles also took place last week – there will be a separate report for those, along with some photos, when I get the results and update the spreadsheets.