Race results summary 18th August to 25th August

Race results summary 18th August to 25th August

Weekly Achievements

British Masters Athletics Federation Half Marathon Championships

Rob Fox 15th V50 silver medal
Dicky Wilkinson 25th V50 6th

Road

Burnham Beeches Half Marathon

Burnham Beeches Joggers hosted the BMAF Half Marathon Championships around a 2 lap undulating course on quiet wooded lanes through the famous Burnham Beeches woodlands designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. Following the early morning rain conditions were slippery underfoot, warm and humid but with the advantage of the roads closed to traffic. With over 1000 runners taking part, Rob Fox ran a great race as he stepped up in distance from his usual 10K range and gave himself a good chance by going through 5 miles in under 30 minutes and 10 miles in 61:13. As the early pace began to tell and Rob not realising he was actually leading the V50 race, he was cruelly overtaken within the final mile and was narrowly beaten to the gold by 15 seconds but still a very worthy winner of the silver medal and reward for some brave front running from the start. Dicky Wilkinson dropping down in distance lacked road pace and struggled with the heat and humidity again but maintained an even pace passing V50ís throughout the race to claim a pleasing 6th place.

Norwich Park Run

Ian Chant got another good East Anglian race in with a 5K in Norwich to come 5th in 18:02.

Off Road

Phil Thompson preparing for a 3 day ultra challenge along the 84 mile Hadrianís Wall long distance path added a fine off road run in the 14.75 mile race the train event in Wales. Competitors literally run alongside a steam train for most of the race often on rough terrain with some good climbs. Phil ran a strong race to break 2 hours for a time of 1:55:18 and 250th but the train got the better of him! More importantly, some good miles in the legs for his run across Northumberland.

Fell

Phil Abbott and Colin Bostock made their annual visit to the 14 mile 6000 foot Sedbergh fell race. Lying partly in the far east of Cumbria and North Yorkshire and being part of the Yorkshire Dales national park, the Howgill fells are a fine group of grassy whale-backed mountains. Phil took almost 4 minutes off his previous best for the race and came closer still to getting under 3 hours recording a new course best of 3:02:31. Colin was some way off his best time but still performed well for 3:57.



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