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English National Relay, North London Champs, and a few 10K’s 

English Athletics XC National Relay Championships, Mansfield ;  4th Nov

At Mansfield  our Senior Women’s mixed it with the best of British to finish 28th out of 128 teams at the  England Athletics XC relays.

Kelly writes :  “ a very entertaining event and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good technical course and lots of crowd support on the course. There was even a track to warm up on and a dirty burger van for post run gains. Lets all have a crack at it next year !”

Senior Women

28th   34m 28s;   Bethany Scott  11:00;  Kelly Thorneycroft 11:43;  Josie Hinton  11:29

 

North London XC  champs  Horsenden Hill 4th Nov

Senior Women  ( 64 runners ).  Team :  3rd in Overall team classification,  1st in Veterans team classification

Individual positions as follows -

9th    Sara Black         23.56  ( 1ST Vet )

13TH  Emily Reichert   24.36

14th  Satu Heitanen   24.45

19TH Emilia Vynnycky  25.25

26TH Jessica Vinluan  26.03

29th Louisa Pointon    26.13

45TH Kimberly Butler  29.03

 

 

Senior Men  ( 93 runners ) : Team 3rd in Overall team classification,  2nd in Veterans team classification

Individual positions ;

9TH  D Jonas  30.29  ( 2nd Vet )

14th David Hellard  30.53

20th Andy Barnes  31.32

22nd Jonathan Litchfield 32.01

28TH James Rigby  32.39

31ST Chris Hartley 32.51

32th Natan Doron 32.57

35th Andrew Prystawsky  33.15

39th  Jake Spencer  33.37

45th  Lee Connor  34.04

53rd  Pete Crockford  34.52

57th David Fallon   35.01

62ND Christopher Vincent 35.43

69TH James Dark  37.16

74TH Carl Heap 38.36

77th S. Jones 39.09

79th Tim Sander 40.38

 

 

Mornington Chasers Regents Park 10K   5TH Nov

Andrew Conway achieved his fastest 10K for this year, inspired by Motorhead’s  Lemmy, and writes :

“ I was focussed on a sub 50 minute time, no matter how unrealistic that seemed to be as I lined up for the start along with 362 other runners. "Just run at 5K pace" I told myself. Regents Park is of course an attractive place to run. It's also pretty flat, with a 3 lap format and a water stop and a clock on the start / finish line. ..

 I felt OK on lap 1 albeit a little chastened by the fact that I couldn't stay with the 50 minute pacer. My worries were justified one third of the way through: I had planned to go through the line in 16:00 but in the event the pacer was through in 16:33 whilst I went through, still behind, with 16:47 on the clock before adjustment. I actually felt more flexible on lap 2 though, telling myself to stay strong as, running my own race and trying to stay upright in order to maximise oxygen intake I drifted slightly further away from the pacer whilst observing other runners going backwards, as it were, around the 5K mark.

For me, the three lap format is favourable, or rather it is so long as I have something left in the tank after 6.66K, and I did. The mental focus was also good, and I held back just a little for the last 1K, when I "released" the last part of "Limb From Limb". Most think Lemmy's voice to be gruff, growly and controlled, but "Limb From Limb" is a sort of heavy metal "Bolero", so towards the end both band and lead singer go pretty much berserk. This was my inspiration and I started passing several runners including the 50 minute pacer, whom was probably easing up as I went past him with 100 to go “

 

151st    Andrew Conway   49m 18s

152nd   Jo Irwin                       49m 24s

               

                                               

Leeds Abbey Dash 10K   5TH Nov

Jacob writes :

 

The Leeds Abbey Dash is one of the fastest 10ks of the year.  We (as far as I can tell) just the one Heathsider running, with Corinna running a PB:

 

752th  Corinna Jackson 39:34 

 

 

Royal Parks Winter 10K – Greenwich Park  5TH Nov

20th -  Kris Milovsorov            42m 10s

 

 

Parkrun results

50+ Heathsiders participated in parkruns over the weekend, including 1ST place finishes for Tom Aldred at Finsbury Park and Richard Macaulay at Grovelands, for full results

http://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=2017

  

Reports from Mark George , Andrew Conway & Kelly Thorneycroft


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