05/07/2022 - A scorching summer throwback

It’s Thursday once so let us indulge ourselves in more summer throwbacks. We start with Faye Burrows, who put her first 5 mile time (of 52:59) on the board at the Watermead Challenge. Races at Watermead have only ever been ran by members over 3 miles, and being the only Ivanhoe opting for an evening of embracing the delights the park has to offer, she nabbed the club course record too.


An Alistair sandwiched between two Matt’s took on the Tara Kinder 10K, one of the may races featured on the club Grand Prix competition. Pleass was first back in blue in a time of 39:09, Chambers was next home topping his age category in 41:08, followed by Joyce in a time of 49:17.


The Brooksies Bash was held on of the hottest days of the whole summer, race organisers opting to bring the race forward an hour to beat some of the strongest heat. Not deterred, 11 brave souls stepped up to the plate to take on the 10 mile challenge, led home by Richard Martin in 1:15:12. James Ogilvie was swiftly followed by Patrick Horn, finishing in 1:25:27 and 1:26:20 respectively. Chris Osborne made the top 50 of the male participants, crossing the line in 1:30:23. Charlene Taylor completed her second race for the club, running with Paul Averillo and Victoria Smith who all finished within a second of each other at 1:41 and change. Geoff Brown made the event his third for the club, finishing in 1:49:06, and home in under two hours was Sarah Malone in 1:52:05. The Hall’s complete our superb team, Lisa and Simon finishing in 2 hours and 5 minutes.


Never to properly get his money’s worth is Tom Potter. He sped round the Mallory Park 5K for one of Race Rapids final running events held at the track in a new personal best time of 16:19. The rocket flew round beating his previous best by 28 seconds, last held at Long Eaton parkrun, set only a month prior.


You’ll often see these two in battle during our league races especially, and in his first week of August, Mark Parker decided it was now his turn to lower one of his high scores. He graced the podium, taking third place at the Piggs 10K hosted by Rolls Royce in Derby, and took 15 seconds off his previous bes time in 35:29.

Written by Emily Partridge - last updated on 01/12/2022