March saw four new Club Records set.
Two were achieved by Sharon Wright who first broke her own FV35 5k record set in April 2017 by 6 seconds, with a new time of 19.24. Eight days later she set a new FV35 20 miles record in 2.19.18, improving the previous time by 6.21, from a record set in March 1997 and in the process becoming the fastest female from the Club over this distance.
The third record went to Alan Bore when he set the first ever MV75 5k time of 41.49.
The final record was recorded on the last day of the month at the Braintree 5. Brenda Clayton broke her V70 record set in May and October 2018 with a new time of 47.42, an improvement by 1.38.
The lists of Personal Bests and Club Records have been updated on the website to the end of March. Please take a moment to check them and if there are any errors, pleas let me know.
Club Championship & Age Awards
The date of the Watford Midweek League race has still not been announced and will be noted here at a later date.
After a busy month of racing in March there were plenty of changes to the Club Championship and Age Awards tables. In the Ladies’ Championship, Kerry Mavris is in first place with 285 points, second is Wendy Schroder (215) and joint third are Karen Moir and Teresa Stickland on 158. In the Men’s Championship, Martin Westley (244) holds a narrow lead over Paul Schroder (240), with John Bull in third on 217.
The Ladies’ Age Awards leaders are : Senior – Louise Kedge (57); V35 – Laura Prime (55); V45 – Kerry Mavris (113); V55 – Karen Moir (75) and V65 – Brenda Clayton (60). The Men’s Age Awards leaders are: Senior – Paul Schroder (107); 40 - (Andy Kitson (76); V50 – John Bull (92); V60 – John Tennant (78) and V70 – Jim Bates (20).
The full scores can be seen on the web site. Please take time to check that there are no errors.
When you e-mail your results to the Club, it would be helpful to include a link to the full race results in the event of your finishing position and the number of finishers being omitted from your e-mail. This would save time if these need to be researched.
Just a reminder that if you register as a Club member on your parkrun profile, your times can be filtered automatically for the results each week and thus it is easier to update your Championship score and PB tables.
There is a list of local races, including Club Handicap, Club and Essex Championship dates on the web site. http://www.thehrc.org.uk/fixtures.html