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MAC News Report

21st March 2017

Fourteen MAC members ran half marathons on Sunday 19th March, with some achieving PBs despite the windy conditions. The times reported below are chip times.
Reading Half Marathon
Eleven runners from Maidenhead competed in the very popular Reading Half with Michael Hiscott finishing first for the club in in 14th place with a very impressive time of 1:07:42.  Caroline Shrimpton, Sandip Bhangoo and Sarah Brown all achieved PBs with Sandip beating her previous best by 5 minutes. Rebecca ran 6 miles prior to the race as part of her London Marathon training – and stopped for the loo!
Results as follows:
Michael Hiscott               1:07:42
Alejandro del Campo      1:33:24
Colin Symons                 1:38:13
Anthony Hornby             1:43:57
Caroline Shrimpton         1:47:52 (PB)
Sandip Bhangoo             1:48:17 (PB)
Pawel Czarnomski          1:48:59
Sarah Brown                  1:49:38 (PB)
Celine Sturiale                1:52:35
Kathryn Hall                  2:12:41
Rebecca de Jager           2:23:00

 Photo: Sarah Brown (left) and Caroline Shrimpton

Fleet Half Marathon
Jon Kew and Sayeed Islam ran the Fleet Half Marathon on a course described as undulating.
Jon Kew                        1:26:21
Sayeed Islam                 1:40:40

Photo: Sayeed Islam

Hampton Court Half Marathon
Despite being troubled by Achilles problems and not being on top form Shazia Ahmed ran the Hampton Court Half Marathon in a time of 2:08:47.
Maidenhead ParkRun
It was Maidenhead Parkrun’s second anniversary on Saturday 18th March and 28 MAC members were among the 273 who took part, running the course in reverse to celebrate the occasion.  Jon Kew was first home for the club, closely followed by Simon Lerigo.
Meanwhile Alison Attard ran the Reading ParkRun and finished  first in her category in a time of 28:57.
Cross Country
Both Luke-Lom Hynes and Nathan Brammer were in cross country action again this weekend at the English Schools Championship.  Nathan was representing Buckinghamshire Schools and Luke Berkshire Schools.  With over 300 other competitors in each race the boys once again put in tremendous performances.
Nathan Brammer: 53rd and 3rd home for Buckinghamshire.
Luke-Lom Hynes: 183rd and 4th home for Berkshire.
Both MAC and their schools are very proud of Luke’s and Nathan's achievements this cross country season.
Longer distance
Matthew Shaw completed running the 87-mile Kennet & Avon canal (Reading-Bath) last week, with the remaining 17 and 19 mile sections Pewsey - Devizes - Bath done over two back-to-back days.
Photo: Caen Hill (Devizes) flight of 29 locks
New members
The Club would like to welcome two new members, Tom and Ellen Easten, who have recently moved into the area.

Judi Jeffries
News Team

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