A Weekend Of Recovery!

After a hectic weekend of racing just 7 days ago, the majority of Harriers decided on an easier weekend with most taking up Parkrun, with the odd few exceptions.

With the forthcoming Welsh Castles Relay race happening on June 8th and 9th, and runners still recovering from last weekends half and full marathons, we had a good turn out at various Parkruns with runners opting to keep the milage lower and focus on the 5k distance.

Results as follows:

Telford Parkrun

Adam Walsh - 20:54 - New 5k PB

Paul Riscoe - 22:19 - New 5k PB

Mark Rogers - 23:50 - New 5k PB

Sam MacLelland - 24:18 - New 5k PB - 1st in Age Category

Amanda Merricks - 32:39

Marie Ruscoe - 45:44 - New 5k PB

Worthing Parkrun Karen Mann - 39:35 - Course PB

Brueton Parkrun

Jim Vidler - 25:54

Natalie Vidler - 31:51

Chillington Trail Half Marathon & 10K

Standing proud for 800 years, Chillington Hall has seen its fair share of special guests. The Chillington Hall Spring Challenge events race through the private estate of the Giffard Family. Remaining in their family for 29 generations they kindly open up the estate for its annual spring challenge.

The routes are as close to the usual 13.1 miles and 10K distances, but sometimes can be slightly over due to the changing annual forestry and boundary changes. Both follow the many trails and paths through the beautiful and varied Chillington Estate. Terrain includes grass, fields, mud and gravel.

You start near the grand house and go up and down the main driveway, before leading off around the beautiful woodland and lake. There is a short bit on tarmac near the start and finish area to maximise space for runners to spread out. No killer hills, but some definite uphills with uneven ground in places so trail shoes are recommended.

Both Chris Doran and Richard Palmer were our Harrier runners for this event with results as follows:

7th: Chris Doran - 1:39:35

24th: Rich Palmer - 1:49:57

Hull 10K

The Asda Foundation Hull 10K and the Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon are held on the same day and combine to create the Hull Festival of Running.

The 10K participants journey through the heart of the historic city centre, setting off from Alfred Gelder Street, along to Citadel Way, South Bridge Road and skirting Victoria Park. 

From there it is past Hull's famous The Deep museum and a full lap of the pretty-as-a-picture marina, then back to Whitefriargate, past the City Hall and back to the grand finish outside the Guildhall! 

Darren Owen-Jones was our lone Harriers runner for this event, coming home as follows:

And so ends another week of running and attention turns to the Welsh Castles Relay Race which takes part on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.

Full report coming next week.



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