NHRR’s Vaughan picks up vet prize at the Flitwick 10 while five Squirrels head to Sandy

Left to right, Claire O’Sullivan, Mark Vaughan, Sue Vaughan, Gina Joseph, Helen Ferguson, Ian Sutcli

Left to right, Claire O’Sullivan, Mark Vaughan, Sue Vaughan, Gina Joseph, Helen Ferguson, Ian Sutcliffe - Credit: Archant

There were perfect weather on Sunday as six North Herts Road Runners turned out to run the Flitwick 10K.

The course was undulating with some nasty hills late on, but recent efforts at the club’s hill training sessions paid off.

Mark Vaughan was first squirrel home, picking up the trophy for first V40 in the race while setting a new 10k PB of 33:56.

Claire O’Sullivan also ran a PB, 50:28, as did Ian Sutcliffe in 53:09. New member Gina Joseph crossed the line in 53:09 while Sue Vaughan, on her return from injury, finished in 58:15. Helen Ferguson was home in 1:01:11.

Marathon season continues as Steve Tracy ran the Brighton Marathon in 3:16:55.


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Sue Foot ran the Boston marathon UK, in Lincolnshire. The route was as flat as a pancake and Foot finished in 4:19:15.

Jo Summers ran the undulating two-lap course on the Bungay Black Dog Marathon and finished in three hours 41 minute.

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Other squirrels ran the half marathon option: Jon Hunt clocked one hour 43 minutes and Sheena Cook 1:58.

The weather had been miserable on Saturday when three squirrels took part in parkruns.

David Annetts was second at Bedford in 17 minutes 34 seconds, a fantastic return after injury. Linda Aird finished her first time on the course in 27:20.

It was the first year anniversary for the Luton Wardown Parkrun. Lindsay Cook took part, finishing in 29:31.

NHRR’s and 100 marathon club member Jo Summers was delighted to run 3:36:57 in Rome.

Two squirrels achieved Good For Age. John Auld ran 3:03:15 PB in Manchester and secured a GFA place for London 2017. Also in action in Manchester was Hannah Fisher who crossed the line in 3:44:51.

Five squirrels ran the Sandy 10. First home for the club was Mark Young in 1:13:52 followed by Claire O’Sullivan with a PB of 1:22:18, Colin Calcutt in 1:24:24, Linda Aird 1:26:30 and Richard Fox 1:34:54.

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