Westminster Mile – Record Alert

At today’s Westminster Mile there were FOUR new Club Records set, among the really strong performances put up by Tunbridge Wells Harriers.

I am listing the times and positions of all our runners (that I know took part). If you ran and are not listed please let me know in order that I may add your name and result.

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Beckenham Relays 2018

Last night TWH attended The Beckenham Relays in force, with eleven teams completing the challenging 2.6 Mile course around the local Park. In the three years that we have been attending this event we have watched as the standard just seems to improve year by year with many of the more well known top level clubs joining in the fun of Relay Races. It is worth noting that the friendliness and efficiency of the organising team is of top quality and their determination to maintain the event open to runners all standards must be applauded.

Our friends from Tonbridge duly won the event again this year, although they were given a fright when the first runner from Croydon Harriers (Peter Chambers) completed his run in an astonishing 12:48 giving his team a lead of 52 seconds. Tonbridge A.C. clawed back the deficit and eventually won by 8 seconds from Kent A.C. & Dulwich Runners. Croydon Harriers faded to 8th position just holding off our own Matt Ferris bringing home our leading team.

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Brighton Marathon 2018

The Brighton Marathon Results are not available by Club, so I have put together the results for those Harriers I was aware were running. If you did run and are not on the list I apologise, but it does also mean that you didn’t let me know in advance. (London Runners take note).

Three PBs, 1 Age Group Best, and a number of Marathon debuts. Congratulations to all.

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Club Championships 2018

I seem to remember that last year I got wet at the Club Championships.
Today was no different as nineteen hardy souls prepared to do battle
with the wet conditions on the traditional tough course that has
remained unchanged for over thirty years. I don’t think the puddles
were as deep this year, but there was some “in house” course
adjustment before the race as some Road Works cones were moved to
allow safe passage along a short section of the road near the
beginning of the race.

In the Men’s Race it was always going to be how close Billy Hobbs
could get to the outstanding course record of Tony Baldock set some
twenty-eight years ago. Conditions had put paid to any serious chase
and Billy finished in an excellent time of 30:40, almost two minutes
outside the record, but still looking as if he hadn’t run yet. A Men’s
record did fall with Andy Howey continuing to rewrite the M55 Record
Book.

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Quiz Night

Starting at 8:45(ish) when those of you completing the Wednesday Club Run have showered etc.

A shorter distance run – following a prompt 7:30 start – compiled by the Routemaster Bus Holder of the day would be much appreciated so we may start as early as possible.

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