Junior Parkrun 2K
At Jubilee Parkrun, Freya Harris took the overall win 1 place ahead of runner-up Katie Lasseter. Katie secured a 5 Sec Club 2K PB.
A late result from the previous weekend. The day after his debut run in the Great North Run Junior 4K, Jack Parker competed in the Prudhoe Riverside Junior Parkrun 2K. His time of 00:08:57 was a new Club 2K PB by a margin of 25 Secs. This was Jack’s 4th Run PB of 2021 making him joint Junior Boys leader, alongside Christopher Scott, in the “Most Run PB’s of 2021” competition.
Alice Noyes made a Club debut at the Ross-on-Wye Parkrun.
There were BRJ returns to Dalby Forest, Ferry Meadows, Soham Village College, Whittlesey & Woodhouse Moor. No Club 5K PB’s were secured at these venues.
Club 5K PB’s were secured at Holkham (David Charman by 7 Secs) & Rob Farrant at Storeys Field (by 23 Secs). Rob’s first sub-17 Min 5K, puts him in 5th position in the BRJ Senior Men’s “All Time Greats” list over 5K, some 16 Secs behind 4th placed Darren Preston.
At Huntingdon, Sara Graham-Clare missed a Club PB by just 3 Secs & Jane Ainscow completed Parkrun #75.
Rutland Water 1/2 Marathon
Following the sudden cancellation of a 20 Mile event intended to form part of their training for October’s York Marathon, Annette & David Newton, along with Amanda Roland-Convey, completed this local event run over an undulating trail route which had 320 finishers. Both Annette & David secured Gold Medals in their respective Age Category.
The individual results were:-
61 – David Newton – 1:45:49
91 – Amanda Roland-Convey – 1:51:35
100 – Annette Newton – 1:52:08
2 late results from new member, Stephen Rochford: –
London Big 1/2 Marathon (22 August 2021) – Position 3,876 / 9,745 in 1:52:54 (Debut Club Run)
Bedford 1/2 Marathon (5 September 2021) – Position 148 / 702 in 1:54:20
Box End Spring Triathlon
A late result from 4 September, where Stuart Hathaway finished in position 107 of the 207 finishers in 1:22:34.
Grafham Water Standard Distance Triathlon
2 BRJ’ers were among the 45 finishers. Lead club member was Stuart Hathaway in 9th position in 2:24:40. Joanna Watts, in her debut Triathlon, finished in 40th position in 3:05:38. Her finish time would have been sub-3 but came to the aid of a fellow competitor that had sustained an injury during the bike phase. Both Stuart & Joanne secured podium Age Group positions, which were 3rd & 1st places respectively.
Weymouth 1/2 (70.3) Ironman
Because of the limited opportunities to compete during COVID, this event was only open to Age Group entrants. Fran Francis, in her debut 1/2 Ironman, successfully completed the 70.3 distance in position 939 of the 1,472 finishers in a time of 6:25:25.
Fran’s stats were:-
Swim – 00:44:05
T1. – 00:06:58
Bike. – 3:06:07
T2. – 00:03:11
Run. – 2:25:06
Grafham Water 3K Swim
Sophie Etheridge completed the 3K in 6th position in a time of 00:53:56. This represented a 17 Min PB compared to her last race over this distance in 2019. Sophie was 1st in her Age Group.
London Swim Serpentine (2 Miles)
Linda Crook & Colin West completed the 2M swim in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake.. Of the 1,608 finishers, Colin was in position 1,244 in 1:32:51 & Linda 1,570 in 2:12:47.
Wild River Wye 7K Swim
Alice Noyes successfully complete this 7KM swim along the River Wye, starting at Kerne Bridge & finishing at Huntsham near Symonds Yat. The event was not officially timed.