South Bucks 10k and 5k
Fourteen MAC runners entered the South Bucks 10k on Sunday 1st October. The course consisted of two laps on the lanes around Black Park. Nathan Brammer was first home for the club in a time of 36 minutes and 51 seconds. He was 6th overall and earned an award for being the first junior.
Results were as follows:-
Nathan Brammer 00:36:51
Jon Kew 00:38:46
James Tarrant 00:41:17
Chris Lewington 00:46:07
Sandip Bhangoo 00:48:23
Sue McEwen 00:49:59
Simin Goldfinch 00:55:05
Sarah Fogg 00:55:09
Dave Waterman 00:55:48
Ian McKenzie 00:58:26
Helal Stephan 01:03:32
Meggie Cumini 01:05:24
Judi Jeffries 01:11:13
Abbie Jones ran the 5k race in 20 minutes and 10 seconds. She was first female, finishing in second place overall.
Blueiron Reading O2O 10k
On Sunday four MAC members took part in the Blueiron Reading O2O 10k. A fair bit of the course is on grass/trails/footpaths along the Thames before reaching Reading town centre and then doubling back. It is classed as a fast course but maybe because of rain the previous day it seemed hard work. In fact Colin Symons commented that he runs faster on a Wednesday night with the club. However, the race was well organised and marshals encouraging. Colin was first home for the club. The results are below (chip timing in brackets):
Colin Symons 00:44:54 (00:44:47)
Jeremy Lockett 00:53:41 (00:53:27)
Carolyn Lockett 00:53:41 (00:53:28)
Pauline Siddons 00:58:19 (00:58:06)
Pauline was 2nd in her age category.
Salisbury Half Marathon
Hannah Vosser wanted to break 1 hour 40 minutes in the Salisbury Half Marathon on Sunday, and succeeded, finishing in 01:39:49 (1:39:43).
Palace to Palace
Jon Oliver cycled the 45 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle on Sunday in aid of The Prince’s Trust. He finished in 2 hours 45 minutes.
The Club would like to welcome two new members. - Stephen Herlihy and Linda Szulc. We apologise to Stephen for the delay in welcoming him, because he actually joined in August.
Membership rates for new joiners are half-price from 1st October - £24. It’s a good time to encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up.