Weekend Race Results W/E 07/07/19

8 July 2019 - By Jason Lilley

As James Blackshaw is still on his diplomatic mission in Menorca, I have the privilege of writing up the results again. Normal service will resume next week.

In what was a very busy weekend for our Triathletes, we also had a lot of runners out in black and gold, doing what they do best.


Chipping Away 6m

Terry Alabaster can’t resist a midweek trail run so he kicks off the results again. He was in action in Ongar on Wednesday night for the Chipping Away 6 miler, which was a narrative trail race hosted by Essex Trail Events, and finished in an excellent 57:46.


Great Bentley 5m

An all-star quintet made the trip to Great Bentley for the most recent of GBRC’s popular five-mile series, held on fast, flat roads. Despite the hot weather, all five put in stellar performances to achieve some amazing times. Congratulations to Brigid on another Club Record!

Place Name Gun Time Notes
49 Giles Sowerby 30:27 PB & Silver Standard
63 Peter Banks 31:11 PB & Gold Standard
121 Tony Wallen 33:54 Gold Standard
189 Brigid Wallen 36:55 Club Record FV55 & Gold Standard
301 Ross Silverton 43:10


Brentwood RC 10k

Helen Came flew the flag for WRC single-handedly at the Brentwood Running Club 10k on Sunday. This is a mostly flat and scenic road race centred on the village of Blackmore. Helen put in a great performance to finish 108th in a time of 54:25.


North Downs Way Half Marathon

David Jobling travelled to rainy Reigate on Sunday for the North Downs Way Half, which is an out and back trail race. It is described as ‘undulating’, which seems like a gross understatement to me. Despite the challenging profile and some damp and foggy weather, DJ says it was an excellent event and he really enjoyed it. Official results aren’t up yet but his Garmin time was a superb 2:45:28.


Wickham Wanderings 20k

Terry’s second outing this week was to Wickham St Paul on Sunday for the Wickham Wanderings 20k, organised by Mid Essex Casuals. This was another narrative trail race, but Terry managed not to wander too much, and came home in a very impressive 2:02:18.


If I’ve missed anyone, please let me know!


Thought for the day: ‘Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet’ – Abraham Lincoln

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