Last weekend saw Kickass Endurace Events host the Weston Park 10k and 5k runs, with the green and gold of Telford Harriers well represented yet again.
Back for its 5th year, this is an annual 10k flat / trail run around the historic ground of Weston Park. Taking in all the sites of the park the route is run over a combination of concrete, tarmac and gravel paths with a small section over grass.
On a cold dull day our runners put in some excellent performances to do our club proud. First Harrier home was Victor Bennet in a time of 40:27, and first lady Harrier home was Kim Chatfield in a time of 51:54 and registering a new 10k PB in the process.
Full Harriers results for the 10k race as follows:
We had a number of runners who also completed but werent listed under the club heading, these where as follows:
Darren Fawke - 01:00.48 - NEW 10k PB Tracy Magoo - 0103.54
We had one runner competing in the 5k race, Karen Mann completed the course in 43:34 finishing 58th.
Here are a few iames of our guys oin action.
Photo credit to: David Mac:
Sunday saw the 6 mile 'Suicide Six' race take place at Baggeridge Country Park. This is a tough off road run held over undulating tracks and trails and is always a challenging course to take on.
Richard Palmer was a sole runner in this race and had a solid performance coming home 177th place in a time of 48:30. However, by far his greatest effort on the day was some 'top bombing' into the water hazard, shouted on by fellow Harrier Chris Doran which was supporting. Amazingly Chris managed to film this and we felt it deserves a part in this weekend race reports.
Top bombing Rich!!
Photo credit: Brian Smith
Little Stretton to Stiperstones time trial
Two of our runners took on this time trial at te weekend. The aim is to get from the start to the finish in the fastest time possible.
There is no set route, no marshals, no signposts or way markers and sometimes no visible path to follow so our ladies needed to self navigate from A to B. A tough task for anyone to undertake.
Louise and Lou completed the trial in a fantastic 47:08 in what was a brilliant event, if not somewhat daunting!
Our weekly Parkrun roundup is gathering pace, with more and more of our runners attending this free 5k race in differing parts of the UK.
This week we had a number of runners attend Telford and Wolverhampton Parkruns to set new 5k times, or just to have a fun run with friends.
At Telford Parkrun, it was the ever improving Dean Aston who set a new 5k PB coming home in 3rd place and in a remarkable time of 17:14. Michael Smith, not be outdone by is fellow runner, also smashed his 5k PB coming hime in 6th place and in a time of 17:41.
Lisa Yeomans opted to attend Wolverhampton Parkrun and landed 90th place in a time of 24:02.
Another fantastic weekends racing by our runners as we look to another weekend ahead of racing.