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MAC News Report

27th June 2017

This week’s news includes:
 

  • Race to the King Ultra Marathon
  • Beat the Boat 10k
  • Midsummer Munro
  • Junior News
  • Parkrun News

Remember there is no Maidenhead parkrun this weekend.
 
Race to the King Ultra Marathon
 
Anthony Hall took on the challenge of the Race to the King Ultra Marathon this weekend.
His employer Three, who has their head office in Maidenhead, entered a corporate team into the event, raising funds for 2 charities: Daisy’s Dream & Who Cares? Scotland.  With over 20 employees participating we were the largest corporate entry.
 
Race to the King is a 53.5m ultra marathon from Arundel to Winchester across the South Downs. Anthony opted for the 1 day non-stop event and from a field of 580 finished in 9:31:18 in a somewhat appropriate position of 33rd.
 
Anthony admits his legs are a now bit of a state, so he might give this Wednesday’s run a miss! 
 
Below is the team fundraising page if it is possible to include it in:
 
http://m.virginmoneygiving.com/mt/uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Teamthreeracetotheking&isTeam=true
 
Beat the Boat
 
Six MAC members took part in Datchet Dasher’s Beat the Boat 10k on Sunday 25th June.  The race involved attempting to beat boats on the Thames in times of 40, 50 or 60 minutes.  The results suggest that nobody from MAC beat the 40 minute boat, however Jon Kew was very close and the first of four club members who beat the 50 minute boat.  It was a well organised race run on a most flat, mixed terrain course.  There was even prosecco on offer at the water stations!
 
Results are below:
 
Jon Kew                          00:40:13
Justin Coombs                00:42:18
Dymphna Murphy           00:46:40
Sandip Bhangoo             00:47:28
Emma Coombs               00:52:10
Rebecca de Jager           01:06:49
 
Midsummer Munro
On Sunday 25th June Gerry Killen completed the Midsummer Munro at Box Hill. The race is described as “a gratuitously difficult” half marathon with height gain/loss of 3000ft, equivalent to a Scottish Munro. With several steep winding flights of irregular steps and plenty hills to contend with.
Gerry finished in 02:26:03.
 
Junior news
 
Katie Crowhurst attended the 41st Athletics Open Championships for the visually impaired on Saturday 17th of June at Mile End Stadium London.  She competed in the 100m, 800m, long jump and shot put.  Unfortunately Katie's preferred event 1500m was not open to the under 14 category, never theless she came away with two gold medals and two silver medals!  
 
Katie got a time of 15.95 for her 100m and won the gold medal for the under 14 Women's category; She got a time of 2:48.99 for her 800m race winning the gold medal for the under 14 Women's category. Katie also won a silver for her long jump and silver for her shot put.
 
Amelie Helm took part in the ISA National Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham yesterday.  She qualified at the ISA Regional competition at Eton on 7th June to represent London West in the National Championships for long jump and the 4x100m relay.

At Nationals on Sunday 25th June she won a bronze medal in the long jump with a jump of 3.93m. Her relay team won silver.


Amelie (on the right) receiving her medal
 
At Nationals yesterday she won a bronze medal in the long jump with a jump of 3.93m. Her relay team won silver.
 
London West (our region) also came top overall.
 
Parkrun news
 
Over 30 MAC members were out at parkruns in five different locations on Saturday morning. Leila Oliver continued her 40 in 40 campaign with a visit to Homewood parkrun near Chertsey; but highlight of the weekend must go to Chris and Rosie Ellis, who completed their 100th parkrun by crossing the line together at Maidenhead.



 Chris and Rosie Ellis


Judi Jeffries
News Team

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