Race Results 21/11/01 – Mike Gullis

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Alongside the club achievements from the weekend, we now have a new Club Women’s 10 Mile Champion!
Junior Parkrun 2K
No results reported
Parkrun 5K
There were BRJ returns to Pieschener Allee (Dresden, Germany), Pocket, Sheringham, Storeys Field, Upton Court & Whittlesey. There were no PB’s secured at any of these venues. Keelan Duffy made a Club debut at the Potternewton Parkrun (Leeds) taking the overall win.
At Huntingdon, 2 new Club PB’s were secured for Junior Christopher Scott by 21 Secs (PB #5 of 2021 & 1 ahead of Jack Parker) & Karen Gilchrist by 18 Secs (PB #3 of 2021).
Church Stretton 10K
Gail and Simon Lumley participated in the inaugural Church Stretton 10K. The route would be very familiar to those that have walked the picturesque & geologically important Longmynd range of hills in Shropshire. The race started 500 metres on the level in the town and then headed straight up the road onto the top of the Longmynd, a bit of a loop on the top and then back down the road. The road is too steep and too long to “let go” completely. Simon got very close to nose-on-tarmac velocity, but thankfully nowhere near potential terminal velocity! Both Gail & Simon were pleased with their times compared to last years flat Duxford Dash 10K, especially seeing as there was 945 feet of ascent to the high point of the course. Simon finished in a time of 00:55:25 and Gail race-walked in 1:35:41.
Lincoln 10K
2 BRJ’ers were amongst the 2,575 finishers braving the torrential rain, gales & flooded roads to complete this hilly 10K.  Alex Mitton was our first home in position 173 in a time of 00:41:47. Having recently graduated from the Beginners group, Claire Pearce made her Club 10K debut finishing in position 2,195 in 1:11:58.
Fenland 10 Miles
The Fenlands were not exempt from the extreme weather conditions affecting the country. With these challenging conditions, it looked unlikely that this flat, fast course would deliver on this claim for the 296 finishers & so it was a very pleasant surprise that 50% of our reduced size squad (The “Newtons” were a DNS due to a poorly non-COVID David) secured Club PB’s, a new Club Distance Champion & Age Category podium places 
The in-form Marcela Gracova in her Club 10 Mile debut, put in a huge performance to finish in 19th position overall & 2nd female. Her time of 1:05:56 means she is now Club Women’s 10 Mile Champion by virtue of beating Shelley Duffy’s time set at the same course in 2018 by a margin of 2 Mins 23 Secs. Marcela is now a Distance Champion at both 5 & 10 Miles. Marcela was also 1st Senior Female. Apparently, her improved performances are down to Rob Farrant’s coaching!  
POSITION      NAME              TIME
89                   Chris Brown     1:17:30
129                 Alison Orrell     1:24:18 (Club PB by 9 Secs since Fenland 10 in 2019 & 3rd FV55-59)
146                 Alice Edwards. 1:27:08
Love Luton Half Marathon
Felicity Baillie, “supervising” 2 non-BRJ family members, competed in this event around a course featuring the highlights of the town finishing in the local football ground. There 370 finishers with Felicity crossing the line in position 159 in 1:55:02.