Race Results w/e 18th Nov 2018
18 November 2018 - By Steve Hennings
Wendover Woods 50, Chilterns
As the name suggests, this is a (very) long run through some woods, consisting of five 10 mile laps – so only a small number of club members would entertain this madness! It starts in daylight and, unless you are superhuman, ends up as some of the scarier scenes from the Blair Witch Project!!
Matt Jordan, finished an extraordinary year by completing this monster in a time of 12h 13m and 34 secs despite hallucinating due to fatigue on the last lap!
Brighton 10k (incl inter counties event)
Rachel Sweatt was representing Essex down on the south coast completing the race in a new Club Record time of 0:36:03 to pick up yet another PB as 4th placed lady.
Overall Essex Ladies came 1st, the Men 3rd and the county also bagged 2nd place in the mixed team event!!
Hadleigh 10 (club champs for those that missed Stebbing)
The Hadleigh 10 is a tough course, quite often run though ankle deep water & mud over a rolling course. We had a few hardy souls taking on the route today.
Gosfield Gautlet, Gosfield
With a choice of a trail full or half marathon this was the first running of this new event by Halstead. Sensibly all club members that ran chose the half marathon, to trudge around various fields and woods in north Essex for the morning. You’d think running every day would slow you down, but not Bill!
|Bill Smythe||01:47:00||Strava time|
|Ben Miller||02:28:00||Strava time|
|Jo Smythe||02:41:00||Strava time|
Hertfordshire Half Marathon
In the grounds of Knebworth House, this HM is billed as flat but is more of a rolling course. Colin Short was out racing on the closed roads finishing in a time of 2:03:57, securing himself yet another club record in the new 70-74 age group
St Neots Half Marathon
Anita Grainger was up in Cambridgeshire for this flat’ish and fast HM finishing in a strong time of 1:53:26. Recommended by Anita for future years.
And finally the last, fast 10k in Essex each year is always quite popular with members especially as it is run in the afternoon (which is novel). We had some cracking PB’s from (the artist known as) Heydon and James Crisp today amongst the members competing