Road Runners Latest News 20/06/2018

17/06/2018  Bedford 10k
Ty Farrer reports: In near perfect conditions, five runners from Hunts AC made the early start time of 9 am for the Run Bedford 10K, on a route around and through the city itself on closed roads. The wind picked up a little, just before the start and the rain stopped - so we were good to go and with very little fanfare or warning, we were off. Hunts AC's second-claim runner David Hudson went off with the first group whilst myself and Mark Barry formed the second group with a C&C runner and a St Alban’s Strider. Bedford is a fairly flat course with a gradual incline, most noticeably between 5k and 7k, where there is a 180 degree turn around, where we could witness the rest of the runners coming battling behind. The last two kilometres were fairly fast, being on a slight downhill drag and with a tailwind to push us along - although it felt longer than it was. Mark Barry at this point picked up the pace and chased down the 4th place runner - who managed to hold him off for the finish, but it was a great battle from where I witnessed it - a few seconds back and unable to close the gap. Final placings - 2nd claim David Hudson achieved a new PB of 32:20, finishing 3rd overall and claiming £100 prize money (and a shiny trophy). Mark Barry officially led the team home in 6th, also with a new PB in 34:19, Ty Farrer 7th and 34:20 (new PB as well by 27 seconds), Rod McKee in 26th 37:03 - 39 seconds quicker than last year, Sean Barker in 37th 37:52 - 40 seconds quicker than last year and Caroline King in 125th 43:56th 2nd V35 Female (10th female overall) a new PB by 67 seconds! 811 finishers! The icing on the cake - Hunts AC picked up the overall male team prize for Mark, Ty, Rod and Sean - proving that those Tuesday nights on the track are paying off!   Further Info


17/06/2018  Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon
18th Richie Adamson 3:29:54 (273 finishers) 568m of elevation   Further Info


16/06/2018  24-hour Suffolk Trail Running Festival
A 5-runner Hunts AC team won the 24-hour Suffolk Trail Running Festival, covering 165 miles. The course covered an area between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury with the aim of completing as many laps of the 5-mile course as possible in 24 hour time limit. Kelly Crawford, Caroline Archer, Andy Richardson, Steve Church and Shane Hunt took on this test of endurance, speed, fitness, mental toughness and teamwork and came out with flying colours as they took the title in the 3/4/5-runner event. Most ran 35 miles over the two-day period with Kelly going above and beyond the call of duty by covering 40 miles. The mixed team even beat the best all-male, 5-runner team.   Further Info


10/06/2018  Southend Half Marathon
2nd Ty Farrer 74:29 (PB and 1st M40) - 2,055 finishers   Further Info


10/06/2018  Sutton Beast 10k
6 Richard Adamson 40:05, 32 Jim Stocker 46:08, 75 Amy Steele 51:24, 130 Steve Burke 56:56, 229 Tess Minns 72:07 (246 finishers) Fun Run: 3 Ciaran Burke 10:22, 5 Thomas Richards 10:59, 9 Leo d'Ayala 11:26, 17 Caitlan Burke 12:03, 21 Tom d'Ayala 12:25, 25 Hartley Green 12:40, 52 Vicky Burke 14:37, 142 Evie Green 20:10 (243 finishers)   Further Info


06/06/2018  Peterborough 5k series - Ferry Meadows
Alan Burgin reports: There was a big senior turnout, 16 of us,on Wednesday 6th June from Hunts AC for the first of the five races that make up the Peterborough 5k series. The first race was hosted by Nene Valley Harriers and held at Ferry Meadows. The course was a two lap dash around the lakes there and all our runners took on the challenge and recorded some very impressive results; 9th Mark Barry 16:52. 29th Rod McKee 18:07. 40th Ian Gallagher 18:31 70th Daniel Woolf 19:25. 85th Derek Darnell 19:53. 123rd Bruce Grimley 21:12. 137th Caroline King 21:39. 164th Alan Burgin 22:25. 165th Caroline Archer 22:26. 180th Amy Steele 22:58. 201st Georgia Hill 23:51. 216th Adrian Smith 24:14. 220th Pauline Stocker 24:23. 240th Phil Young 25:26. 291st Jess Mann 26:57. 308th Hilary McConville 27:27. There were 396 finishers. The next race is Wednesday 20th June at Eye.   Further Info