Three Squirrels travelled up the A1M to compete in the Kimbolton Half Marathon on Sunday. The race also included the Eastern Masters Half Marathon Championships where Nick Malpeli enjoyed the cooler conditions and secured 1st MV50 in a season's best time of 01:20:45. Robert Harris came in second for the club in 01:29:14 and Caroline Thrussell finished the race in 01:50:55 to be 2nd FV55.
Further afield, Simon Poole gave his last performance for the club before moving to Bicester, a dramatic twist. While running the Riverside Half Marathon in Lancashire, he ended the race covered in blood with no memory of falling or of the last 3 miles at all, still finishing in a creditable 1:34:09! Simon is hoping for a less painful race next month when he, alongside club mates Jim McConnel and Katie Harbon are heading to Ibiza to represent Great Britain in the Duathlon European Championships.
Four Road Runners and a support crew made a worthwhile journey to the Thorney 5 mile race near Peterborough. Despite windy conditions, the fast and flat course made for some excellent performances. First home for the club and securing third place was Adam Bowller in a PB time of 27:28 closely followed by Mark Vaughan - in 4th and winning the MV45 category in 28:01. Pete Sibbett finished in 34:50 and Karen Dodsworth in 43:17.
Closer to home Sue Foot and Jo Summers ventured on their annual trip to Wheathampstead for the 'Leila's Run' Marathon. They both enjoyed 'the lovely undulating route, scenery and good company of other runners'. Jo completed the race in 4:12 and Sue in 4:41.
As always, Squirrels were out in force throughout the country at Parkruns; Ellie Scott (23:39) in Norwich. Chris Poole (23:48) at Clapham Common. Matthew Davies (19:13) and Jodie Brumhead (24:19) in Dulwich. Vincent Wright (21:40), James Dalton (21:58), Stephen Lummis (23:43), John Russell (24:39) and Adrian Sherwood (28:54) in Letchworth. Jillian Boys (25:03) at Great Denham . Chris Stokes (20:58) at Tamar Lakes. Steve Williamson (21:23) at Holkham. Ian Datlen (21:08) and Patrick Norris (31:05) in Stevenage.
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