On the weekend that should have seen the North Herts Road Runners hosting our Greenway challenge half marathon, which was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, plenty of squirrels were out competing in other events.
Lucy O’Connor took part in the gently undulating Milton Keynes marathon on Sunday. Her time of 4:12:05 was a marathon PB, having knocked 9 minutes off her previous marathon time which she ran back in May. Lucy was grateful to those who came to support her, and said “it was wonderful to see a friendly face, especially at mile 22”.
Andrew Porter and Sue Foot did the Maverick Frontier Chilterns marathon, which covered a total distance of 27.3 miles. It was a very scenic route, starting and finishing at the Chiltern Way Academy in Wendover. There were some tough climbs and Andrew slipped on one of the descents and landed in a bed of stinging nettles which resulted in the whole of his arm turning red and sore. It was a very well organised event and there was a large shiny gold medal at the finish.
The virtual Midweek League continues this week, and the Blue and Green groups took part in a 10k time trial on Thursday night. 19 runners took on the flat Brandles road loop in Letchworth, and Midweek league rep Pete Sibbett said “everyone smashed it”. Also running Thursday night was Richard Weber who managed a 47:32 personal best for the 10k distance.
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