New 10k times set
Three club records for the North Herts Road Runners were broken at the hugely popular Hatfield Broad Oak 10k on Bank Holiday Monday. The Squirrels fielded 30 runners over a rural figure of eight course round the pretty village near Bishop s Stortford. Pet
Three club records for the North Herts Road Runners were broken at the hugely popular Hatfield Broad Oak 10k on Bank Holiday Monday.
The Squirrels fielded 30 runners over a rural figure of eight course round the pretty village near Bishop's Stortford.
Pete Sibbett was the first man home for the club in 36:03 with Melissa Winters the club's leading lady in 39:17.
Records tumbled as Jane Chappell lowered her own female Vet 35 best by almost a minute to finish in 40:56.
Two of the club's elder statesmen also produced record-breaking times.
Derek Myall reduced the male Vet 60 time by more than a minute when he finished in 40:40. Don Powell recorded the best ever time for a Vet 70 when he crossed the line in 48:14.
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Among the other finishers, there were personal bests for John Russell (37:45), Martyn Annetts (38:30), James Brooke (40:04), Jo Summers (45:02), Karen Gardner (51:23), Allison Cook (51:42) and Anna Ciurleo (54:20).
Pete Sibbett and Martyn Annetts were also in action at the Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k at Hyde Park.
In breezy conditions, Sibbett finished in 17:44 with Annetts in 19:00 and they were joined by Lindsay Cook who completed the course in 26:54.
Steve Taplin finished the South London Orienteers and Wayfarers 30k in 2-54.
P Top FVS TRI veteran athlete Brian White showed a welcome return to form with a Vet 50 age group win at the Hatfield Broad Oak 10k in a time of 35:39.
Jan Forrester also won Vet 50 gold in the White Rose Duathlon in York over a 10k run/40k bike/5K run format in a time of 2-44:26.
Dave Coard and Pete Timmins both raced the Grendon Sprint Tri over a 750m lake swim, 20k bike and a 5k run. The pair finished within seconds of each other in 1-21:35 and 1-21:47 respectively.
P It has been another special week in the life of Clifton schoolboy Ryan Parker.
Representing his school, Samuel Whitbread Community College, he won the 3000m event with a time of 9:01 at the district track and field championships last Thursday.
Then, in the evening, his club Bedford and County AC held their annual winter cross-country season awards night.
Ryan received the under-15 award for most points scored which he was not expecting as he was ill for a month during the season.
He was then presented with the Whitbread Inns Trophy for outstanding performance.
This award is for junior runners and Paula Radcliffe was a previous winner in three successive years (1989-1991).
Ryan won it for his outstanding performance in the Aldershot relays where he ran the final leg and made up a huge deficit to secure gold for the team.
He set the fastest lap of the day and posted a new course record (8:55 over 3000m), eight seconds faster than the previous record.