Lots of runners were out at Clare Castle this week. Alison Goodwin was second lady this week in a time of 25:15. Chris Hawkins claimed third overall (20:17) with Jamie Randall (21:45) not far behind in 5th. Kim McGinley got a course best coming in 69th with a time of 30:55. Clare Everitt got her parkrun best this week with a time of 27:47, twenty seconds faster than her previous best and was also second in her age category! Keeping the achievements in the family junior runner Adam Everitt managed a course best time (41st, 26:57) for his 25th parkrun. Kristina Bright (43rd, 27:05) also got a course best this week. Also enjoying Clare Castle this week were Ross Arnold (28th, 25:08), Josh Iron (93rd, 33:38), Kevin Jamieson (40th, 26:47), Keeley White (90th, 33:27), Luke Withers (57th, 28:29), Fiona Russell-Yarde (91st, 33:28) and Rob Goodwin (47th, 27:19).
Naomi Shelmerdine (316th, 30:31) and Terry Braverman (429th, 36:30) ran at Cambridge parkrun this week. Louise Thompson (317th, 31:42) was in Bradford this week for parkrun. Janette Walker ran at Great Notley and came 244th (35:23). Ashley Proctor (193rd, 29:12) and Joaquin Monteiro (200th, 29:47) were in action at Bury St Edmunds. Fiona Tideswell claimed the 1st lady position at Wimpole Estate this week in a time of 21:44! Paul Game claimed the fourth spot at Clacton Seafront with a parkrun best time of 18:47!
At our home parkrun Paul Murkin (19:54) finished second and Sarah Murkin claimed fourth lady (27:30). Cherilyn Lane ran a course best this week (35th, 31:38). Alison Clark ran at Haverhill for the first time, finishing 41st in a time of 35:32 which is her fastest parkrun so far and was third in her age category. Also running this week were Andy Brown (26th, 29:31), Andrew Hammett-Ridsdale (61st, 54:55), Graeme Johnston (12th, 25:28), Louise Harris (49th, 40:04), and Sara Hammett-Ridsdale (28th, 29:46).
At the Olympic Park Half two weeks ago another club record was made! Fiona Tideswell ran the half in 1:31:43 putting her fourth on the records. Fiona has had an entry on the club records since 2001 and this new time moves her up four places on the record board!
At the Ford Test Track 10 mile event Kelly Hamed got a PB by taking 41 seconds off last years time and finishing in 1:48:15. Lisa Harling took a huge 11 minutes 41 seconds off her previous time to get a PB of 1:37:15! Stacey Anne Hall took a brilliant 6 minutes off her time to get a new PB of 1:38:02. Natasha Smith and Helen Louise joined them to run their first ten mile measured distance!
Ian Elden has another PB this week – this time for 10K. He finished the Olympic Park 10KM in 38:47, over a minute faster than his previous time.
This week Ashley Proctor achieved his longest run ever of 12 miles with Carl Oldford. Gina Hickey ran her furthest run also with the Sunday Runday lunchtime group – 10 miles done!
Sixteen seniors competed in race four of the Suffolk Winter League at Nowton Park this week. Andrew Bell was first home for the club in 17th position. Michelle Seymour was first HRC lady back in her first XC outing. Joining them were Paul Murkin, Mark White, Jamie Randall, Bryan Rootes, Antony Green, Lauri Love, Sue Turley, Sarah Murkin, Sirkka Love, Sil Clay, Dan Everitt, Bryn Stuppell, Graeme Johnston, Maria Reed and Cheryl Eden. HRC are currently in 13th position overall in the league. Six juniors also ran this weekend with Ben Phillips finishing in 11th for HRC, followed by Benji Darken, Harry Holroyd, Jed Randall, George Noakes and Juliet Bigley. Moses Bigley also had a great run in the U11 race.
Another busy week for HRC! Well done everyone!