A relatively quiet weekend saw only a small number of Telford Harrier don their green and gold tops to compete in races up and down the UK. But despite the small numbers, there was still huge effort.
Worcester City Half Marathon & 10k
Worcester Racecourse provided the backdrop for both the half marathon and 10k runs at the weekend with 2 of our Harriers ready to take on one race each.
Lisa Yeomans was tacking the 10k course which started at 9:45 leading runners around a traffic free, picturesque route through the heart of Worcester.
The race was chip timed with all finishers receiving a premium goody bag, technical race tshirt and a medal.
Lisa came home in a fantastic time of 49:47, and the 70th lady across the line, in 422nd place.
Angela Vinall took to the start 15 mins earlier to get her Half Marathon race underway at 9am. Following the start of the 10K route, runners got the best of both worlds running through the beautiful City Centre before heading out into the picturesque countryside, showcasing the very best of Worcester.
Angela came home in 468th and in a time of 1:56.29 to record a very respectable result.
Simplyhealth Great East Run
Taking part in his first ever half marathon, Harrier Phil Shieber travelled to Ipswich to run in the Simplyhealth Great East Run.
This course follows a scenic route heading through Holywells Park and travelling down to Ipswich's waterfront. Runners then head back into the town centre towards Ipswich Town FC's Portman Road stadium, passing the statues of two football legends, Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey, before crossing the finish line in the stadium's practice pitch.
Phil did an amazing job on his maiden 13.1 mile half marathon with a very respectable 2:09.50 and coming home in 1442nd place, not to mention a PB in the process.
Macmillan Wrekin Summit Challenge 2018
Saturday 15th September saw the Macmillan Wrekin Summit take place in Telford. The idea of the event is to gather as many people on the Wrekin, climbing as often as possible, whilst raising cash for Macmillan Cancer Support from donations and sales of goodies.
The event has been stated 3 times perviously totalling 400 participants producing 659 ascents between them raising a fantastic £3,936 for Macmillan Cancer Support services in Shropshire.
Our own Stephen Davis was the lone Harrier taking on this challenge with a clear goal of beating the record of 9 ascents set by Ollie Parry and Mike James.
Starting at 10am, with a 5 hour window to get as many ascents done as possible, the record was broken by current holder Olli Parry recording 10 ascents close to the finish time of 3pm.
However, that didn't stop Stephen pushing on to match that and also recorded 10 ascents within the allotted time too, to make him the joint record holder for the event.
A huge achievement and all for a great charity.
And in other news.....
Away from running, Emma Stone decided to swap her 2 trainers for 2 wheels at the weekend and take part in a Telford to Hereford cycle in aid of Help for Hero's.
The 62.59 mile ride took Emma just under 6 hours with over 4,000ft of elevation thrown in for good measure. Starting in Trench, Telford, Emma and fellow rider Andrew Whyatt cycled through the hear of Shropshire and into Hereford finally resting their legs at Hereford Cathedral.
Another massive achievement for a good cause.
And that draws to end another fantastic weekend of racing, and riding. Keep your eyes peeled for the next report.....