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All Hail King Rob! 

On an historic weekend for distance running, history makers -the ladies team, returned to the mud to slay the opposition, Rob Shulman stepped up for a 100 mile race, some bloke ran 1.59 in a marathon somewhere and some woman broke a world record in another marathon somewhere: 

Centurion Autumn 100 

Thames Path -Sat 12th & Sun 13th Oct 2019

Rob Shulman took on the challenge of his first 100 mile trail race at the Centurion Autumn 100, comprising of 4 out-and-back legs along the Thames Path and the Ridgeway. Running all day in the rain , encouraged by a damp, loyal team of supporters  including Jane Stephens and Mike Stocks. The rain was heavy as the light faded. Having set off a little too quickly (in keeping with Heathside tradition), he managed to keep the  wheels on track , despite a 2 mile wrong turning, clocking in a time of 19 hours 38 minutes, finishing 15th 1st V50 , from a field of  around 230 starters and 151 finishers. Welcomed home by fellow utra enthusiast and race marshal Lenny Martin.  Rob lays a short-lived claim  to a Club record for a 100 mile V50, which will be surpassed in two weeks by Mikes Stocks representing GB in the World Championships 24 hour race.

Time: 19:38:03  /  Place 15th Overall  (1st V50)

Ridgeway Run 15K - Tring - Sunday 13th Oct

Caroline sent in this report "This extremely popular trail run  was in its 38th year, and was sold out back in August. Conditions vary each year, depending on the weather. This year, with a good week of rain before it, and on the day, it was extremely muddy (the hills remain the same each year!). There is an elevation of 815 feet, with a number of killer hills, and plenty of roots, and slippery clay and sticky mud, to catch out the less sure footed. It's a really well organised and well marshalled race, with great spirit all round the course from the marshals and competitors. Hot showers, and a club bar serving tea and beer were very welcome! Chris was first Heathsider home, coming in 11th overall in a great time of 1.07, and Caroline won a John Lewis voucher for coming first FV55."
11th 1:07:04 Chris Vincent Senior 
124th 1:23:55 Caroline White Veteran55 (1st V55) 
127th 1:24:10 Michael Hickey Veteran50 
134th 1:24:42 Angharad Harris Veteran45 
265th 1:36:09 Andy Conway Veteran50 
275th 1:37:23 Edyta Szot Veteran35
306th 1.40.40 Anne Solomon Veteran45
343rd 1:44:16 Ken Townson Veteran50
Oxford Half Marathon - Sunday Oct 13th

Seyfu ran another PB (according to Power of 10) to secure 2nd place at the Oxford Half in "not great" conditions. He already has a 67 minute half marathon from the London Landmarks, but that race is not UKA licenced so that time doesn't appear on his UKA record.

Either way you look it, they are both lightening fast times that no mere mortal is ever capable of!

2nd Seyfu Jamaal 68:24 PB

Chicago Marathon, IL, USA - Sun 13th Oct
Whilst a young lady named Brigid Kosgei destroyed Paula's age old marathon record on Sunday morning, back down the road, our very own supermum Sara the serial marathoner was charging towards her 4th Major of the year and YET ANOTHER PB!!!! 
She stormed home! Here's her report:
A super weekend here in Chicago. Yesterday may not have been great for Mo but I had a blast! Despite freezing temperatures and strong winds I got a new marathon PB of 3:05:34 placing 8th in age group... absolutely delighted! Ended up in the medical tent with hypothermia but otherwise tickety boo!
Overall 2579 Gender 272 Name Sara Black - time 3:05:34 - 8th WV45 PB
Royal Parks Half - Sunday 13th Oct
London Hyde Park 
Over 15,000 runners braved the rain and gusty conditions to take part in this popular annual fixture. Alex Sweet produced a PB and placed very highly in the results.
pos 20th name Alex Sweet time 1:18:42

Cabbage Patch 10 - Twickenham
At this popular fixture on the Heathside road racing calender we sent a strong team to represent us and they all performed brilliantly.  There were PBs for Peter, Doug and Richard.
pos time        name         category 
27 59:38:00  Peter Gould PB M SEN
50 62:18:00   Doug Rendle PB M V40
78 64:35:00  Edward Samuel  M V40
95 65:56:00  Matthew Cockerill   M V45
99 66:05:00  Tom Haworth  M SEN
137 68:24:00 Sarah Swinhoe  W V45
146 69:04:00 Richard Peachment PB M V50
157 69:12:00 Trevor Wilson  M V50
301 75:48:00 Holly Fenton  W SEN
716 87:30:00 Claire Thornhill  W V40

Met League Fixture 1 - Claybury. Saturday 12th Oct 

Defending Champions, The Glorious Heathside Womens team, set the tone for their intentions this coming cross country season. They produced a quite brilliant display resulting in the fixture win. This was largely due to the strength in depth we seem to have with 10 of our girls placing in the top 50!  Beth Hawling and the Rebeccas tussled up front and eased through the field to all place inside the top 10 with Rosa a few seconds behind in 14th. The Senior mens team placed a solid 4th in a highly competitive race with Tom, Jem and Alex finishing high up in scincilating fast times. 

With Heathside braving the rain and the mud, bringing a large squad to the fixture, they ensured our Vets teams are well placed to challenge for their titles. 

Senior Women
(8,100m, 209 Runners)
5th Beth Hawling 30:28 
7th Rebecca Piggott 31:08            
9th Rebecca Bunting 31:55           
14th Rosa Serafini 32:41
25th Olivia Desborough 33:16     
29th Lily Woolcock 33:38
30th Annabel Litchfield 33:41      
40th Sarah Swinhoe (V45) 34:17  (2nd V45)
41st Emily Mckane 34:21              
44th Emily Reichert 34:29             
63rd Louisa Pointon 36:23            
68th Rachel Seckl 36:41 
77th Satu Hietanen (V45) 37:11   (4th V45)
80th Yanna Raykov 37:21              
88th Rachel Rosenthal 38:20       
96th Ruth Miller (V60) 38:57 (1st V60)
97th Maura Bellio 38:57
99th Angela Howe (V45) 39:06 (10th V45)
110th Emilia Vynnycky (V50) 40:05 (8th V50)
115th Madeleine Minson (V50) 40:20 (9th V50)
119th Jaqueline Wastell (V55) 40:35 (3th V55)
120th Kimberli Butler 40:37         
126th Elizabeth  Beard (V45) 41:03 (11th V45)
153rd Trudy Kearney 42:31          
154th Heather Marshall (V40) 42:44 (18th V40)
156th Rebecca    Marshall (V40) 43:11 (19th V40)
201st Fiona Holland (V60) 50:58  (6th V60)
Senior Women Leagues
Division 1
1st London Heathside 368 pts
6th London Heathside B 219 pts
Division 2
1st Trent Park 399 pts
3rd London Heathside C 303 pts
Vet Women Leagues
Division 1
1st VP&TH 164 pts
4th London Heathside 127 pts
6th London Heathside B 82 pts
Division 2
1st VP&TH 61 pts
6th London Heathside C 29 pts
Senior Men
8,100m 440 runners
8th Tom Aldred (V40) 26:09 (1st V40)
11th Jem O'Flaherty (U20) 26:28  (1st U20)
16th Alex Lawrence 26:40             
41st Roger Maidment (V45) 28:18 (1st V45)
61st Matthew Rallison 29:03       
69th Sion Lewis 29:15     
73rd Ewan Gault 29:25   
85th Francesco Melloni 29:41     
104th Tom Livermore 30:23         
128th Chris Holmes 31:00             
131st Simon Brown (V40) 31:09 (15th V40)
150th Matthew Field 31:44          
153rd Jack Hardy 31:51  
162nd Filippo Minelle 31:58         
171st Matthew Wheat 32:14      
172nd Mark Jefford 32:14 (1st V50)
173rd John Flahive 32:15 (2nd V50)
180th Martin Potter (V50) 32:30  (3rd V50)
181st Matt Collins (V40) 32:30 (23rd V40)
184th Oliver Negus 32:32             
186th Asmelash Abrha (V55) 32:39 (5th V55)
187th Jake Spencer 32:42             
190th Scarlett Parker (V45) 32:48 (13th V45)
194th David Mccormick 32:57     
198th Chris Hartley (V55) 33:03 (6th V55)
206th Paul Beale (V45) 33:23 (14th V45)
214th Nicholas Hodges-Gibson 33:49      
219th Peter Scodie-Ward 33:52 
223rd Leonard Martin 33:59        
224th Nick Haward (V45) 34:01 (16th V45)
227th Paul Mercer (V45) 34:08 (17th V45)
228th Edward Garrett (V45) 34:09 (18th V45)
230th Tom White 34:12 
231st Nelson Wandasiewicz (V40) 34:13 (29th V40)
244th Andrew Wooding 34:39    
258th Pete Crockford (V60) 35:25 (3th V60)
263rd Mattthew Cartledge (V40) 35:30 (37th V40)
269th Max Peters 35:39
281st Ian Anderson 36:04             
297th Richard Peachment (V50) 36:49 (10th V50)
310th Peter Gale (V40) 37:37 (40th V40)
347th Elliot Reed (V45) 39:22 (33th V45)
353rd Andrew Salton (V45) 39:36 (34th V45)
362nd Fabio Espírito Santo 39:58
365th Carl Heap (V65) 40:19 (3th V65)
372nd Russell Weston 40:51 (26th V55)
377th Andrew Johnston 41:12 (36th V45)
381st Neil Thomas (V40) 41:16 (53th V40)
Senior Mens League
Division 1
1st WG&EL 1325 pts
4th London Heathside 989 pts
Division 2
1st VP&TH 396 pts
3rd London Heathside B 1141 pts
7th London Heathside C 882 pts
Vet Mens League
Division 1
1st VP&TH 1429 pts
2nd London Heathside 318 pts
7th London Heathside B 202 pts
Division 2
1st London Front Runners 285 pts
2nd London Heathside C 272 pts
Howard Williams (Senior) Trophy
1st VP&TH 44 pts
2nd London Heathside 43 pts
Junior report
Conditions couldn't have been more different from the sun of the last 2 years and maybe a taste of the season to come with pools of water and slippery slopes of mud. with 35 young Heathsiders taking part there were a host of great performances with none of the teams finishing below 5th, 8 runners with top 10 finishes and Ben Redland 1st in the U11 Boys and Kiara Corkin 2nd in the U11 Girls Race.
The races started with the U11 boys who were first to slide down the slippery slope just after the start.  Ben Redland was in 4th at the bottom but picked off the other runners to sprint home and win his first race in Heathside Colours. Elsewhere saw a host of debuts with Harry Conley and U10's Rory Willis and Zac Bakhshi all producing great runs to ensure the team finished in 2nd place.  This was followed swiftly by the U11 Girls with Kiara Corkin holding off the challenge of Barnet runner Jorja Marsh to finish 2nd, one place better than last year.  The team was completed  by Elkie Baker and making her Cross Country debut Charlotte Beale with an excellent 19th place.
Both U13 teams were well represented.  The U13 Boys team were led home by Tynan Parker in 9th place who has taken his strong Track season on into the winter, Benjy Bediako was next home followed by Eric Beale and Kamran Bakhshi who have all stepped up from the U11's last year.  Thomas Conley completed the team in his first run for the club.  The U13 Girls race was high quality with Abigail Reid of WG&EL first home as she was last year. Issy Watkins in her first club race of the season was 7th just ahead of Hattie Munday in 9th whose time was 30s faster than last year despite the conditions.  Milly Watkins was next home followed by Amara Odeogberin.
In the Met league the U15's and U17's run together with the men the first off.  Oliver O'Connor was first home in 11th followed by Jake Evans and Ruairi McGonagle in 23rd. The first U15 home was Jack Davis Black 18th and 6th U15 reversing the order of the last NWLL race with Spike Blake 30th. Michael Smith, Sam Ingram, Lucas Maher, Arthur Reed, Kit Naylor (whose time was 50sec faster than last year) and Fred Beale completed the team.  The Women saw a close finish with Mimi Blake securing 4th place in a very close finish and over 1 minute faster than her time last year.  Rose Garrett finished 10th just missing out in a fight to the finish with two other runners.  Mia Manttan was 21st with Evelyn Dumbleton 2 places later and sister Lorna Dumbleton our first U15 home in 35th place.  Ella O'Flaherty, who with 1 minute 25 sec had the biggest improvement on time from last year of all our juniors,  and Allanese Dacoco in her 2nd XC race completed the Heathside Runners.
As a result the Juniors on 94 points are 3rd overall in the Junior Club standards 1 point behind Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers with Woodford who as home team packed the races out in front.
Many thanks as ever to Ruth, Zac, Russell and Kabir who provide such great support to the runners as well as the parents braving the rain and traffic to get the runners there.  Next race is the NWLL at Kingsbury on 26th October.
Met League Race 1#
Claybury Park
12th October 2019
Weather: Wet
U11 Boys
(1,500m 41 runners)
1st Ben Redland 5:29
8th Harry Conley 6:00
15th Rory Willis (6th U10) 6:23
38th Zac Bakhshi (12th U10) 7:39
1st WG&EL 143 pts
2nd London Heathside 106 pts
U11 Girls
(1,500m 34 Runners)
1st P Shaw (SBH) 5:47
2nd Kiara Corkin 5:53
13th Elkie Baker 6:37
19th Charlotte Beale (5th U10) 7:12
1st WG&EL 95 pts
3rd London Heathside 60 pts
U13 Boys
(3,000m 52 runners)
1st Gianleo Stubbs (SBH) 10:42
9th Tynan Parker 11:38
14th Benjy Bediako 11:49
22nd Eric Beale 12:21
30th Kamran Bakhshi 12:35
34th Thomas Conley 12:49
A bit of Parkrun Action this weekend. On Saturday morning, most of the world was plugged into youtube for Kipchogue's 1.59 so the numbers were down at Parkrun fixtures. There were opportunities to take a victory, and Andy Barnes and Eilidh Wagstaff didn't disappoint in their respective races..... 


Thanks to all the mob who helped me to put this thing togther. Jimbob x

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