As the summer draws on HRC celebrated with the Summer Social Event last Saturday. A day of PB’s (on this occasion Plenty of Beverages) for some and for others a little more moderation was required as on Sunday there was a tremendous HRC showing at Clacton in both the Half Marathon and 10k events. PB’s (of the proper sort this time) by sisters Sarah Harris and Clare Everitt in the 10k and half marathon respectively, this takes Clare into an outright lead in what is becoming a very competitive PB League this year. A PB was also achieved by Alison Smith in the half who was running in partnership with Cheryl Eden in her first half marathon, congratulations both on your achievements as well as supporting each other. Well done too to Shirley Fowler and Yusuf Firat, 3rd in their respective categories. Superb effort to all 21 runners who took part in what was trying conditions with sand blowing over the course. Notable mention in dispatches to Gina Hickey and Suz Carter White who not only supported each other but assisted a wheelchair entrant through the tricky sand. Further great HRC teamwork on display. HRC was also represented at the Kimbolton Half by Sil Clay and Christine Taylor, well done.
In Parkrun news more evidence of summer as HRC tourists were scattered far and wide with the club being represented in 9 different events. Well done to James Hymas with a new PB at Sale and recent graduate Kevin Barker achieving another 5k pb and taking a massive 6 minutes off his graduation time trial. Great effort! Regular Terry Braverman watchers will know there is just one more event until his massive milestone. First place in Haverhill Parkrun went to HRC Junior member Peter Johnston in a new PB of 20.38, a run that was all the more impressive by the distance he was ahead of second place, effectively running a solo time trial. Kudos also goes to Hayley Wilson on a first run pushing a buggy! In other running news Ross Arnold has discovered the benefit of a good nutrition regime prior to running and taking a look around the club Strava page it is notable to see some members increasing their mileage in preparation for the Autumn events, there will be a large HRC presence at this year’s Great North Run. Super to see so many of our runners supporting each other’s training in the various social runs that take place, emphasising what appears to be the theme of the week, TEAMWORK. Well done all!