Berkshire’s best! James, Phil, Alex and Mike
The busiest weekend of the season so far saw some great performances over the country and on the roads including two new club records set by: Mark Vardy in finishing 5th in the Finchley 20 in 1:54:53 and Mike Sheridan, improving his own M65 half-marathon record by a full minute in winning the M65 category at the Bath Half in 1:23:55.
Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships, Cofton Park, Birmingham
Izzy Fry produced the highest place finish from the club again this year when she finished 24th in the Under 17 Women’s race, Izzy was representing the Berkshire team that came 5th. In the same race Charlotte Clover wore the Yellow vest of Surrey, Charlotte finished 125th out of the 267 runners. Yasmin Ryder rounded off a very fine season on the Country with a 38th place in the Under 20 Women’s race. Jess Franklin smashed her previous best at this event when placed 44th in the Senior Women’s event, Victoria Duncan had her first outing at the event and finished 210th, they helped the Berkshire team in to 10th place. Kitty Shepherd- Cross led the Buckinghamshire team home with her 63rd spot in the under 15 Girls, while Luci Robertson handled her first time at this size event well to make the top half of the under 13 Girls race in 117th. Newbury kept up their fine record of good representation in the Senior Men’s Berkshire team, Alex Muir came 110th, with James Craggs 186th, Phil Marshall,in the team for the first time, in 214th, and Mike Robbins 244th.
British Masters’ Cross-Country Championships
Irwin Fairclough came agonizingly close to a medal in his first race in the M60 age-group – finishing in 4th place (55th overall), 3 seconds behind the 3rd place finisher. Alan Twyford (54th overall) was 20th in the M50 age-group and Simon Kirby (64th overall) was 16th in the M45 category.
British Masters Indoors: Bob Broadbridge 1st M55 Hammer 44.43m, 2md M55 Weight Throw 16.20m. Simon Barrett 6th M60 60m 8.50, 2nd M60 200m 27.7, 2nd M60 400m 62.59
Goring 10K: Matt Pembroke 37:28 (13th); Luis Goncalves 46:16 (158th)
Spitfire 20: Paul Hendry 2:24:30 (58th)
Liverpool 10: Ryan Hill 70:31 (PB) (11th)
The Grizzly: Steve Elsmere 64th (2:51:15); Ady May 678th; Tania Whitby 681st; Christine Mardle 863rd; Charlotte Winton 1033rd and Brian Mugford 1379th.
In the shorter version (The Cub) : Dave Wright 11th; Pete Leicester 30th; Becky Coxhead 63rd and Tim Marsh 167th.