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MAC News Report

30th May 2017

There will be no track session tonight (30th May) because it is the Burnham 5k.  Details of the Summer 5k series can be found at: www.maidenheadac.org/5k-series.
 
This week’s news includes:

  • Edinburgh Marathon
  • Greater Manchester Run 10k
  • Whitebrook Wind Up Half Marathon
  • Junior news

 
Edinburgh Marathon
 
Anthony Hall ran the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 28th May. He  finished in 3:14:52.
 
Greater Manchester Run 10k
 
Paul Gledhill was one of the 40,000 pounding the streets on Sunday for the Greater Manchester Run 10k which he completed in 50:57.
 
Whitebrook Wind-Up Half Marathon
 
Gerry Killen ran the Whitebrook Wind-Up Half Marathon on Sunday 21st May. In the Wye Valley, the course starts along the banks of the river Wye and a disused railway track before a two and a half mile climb up forest tracks and woodland, climbing 600 feet. The reward is a one and half mile downhill stretch through woodland, before going round again.
 
Gerry’s time was 01:51:34 which also won his age category.
 
Junior news
 
Several of our Maidenhead AC Juniors have been selected for to represent their schools at the Berkshire Schools Track and Field Championships at Palmer Park Reading on Saturday 10th June. Depending on positions and results on the day it could lead to English Schools Track and field qualification which is being held in Birmingham in July.
 
The athletes are:-
 
Hannah Britton - Long Jump
Luke-Lom Hynes - 800m
Laura House - High Jump
Olivia Phelps - 100m
Abbie Jones - Triple Jump
Raja Khan - Triple Jump
 
Abbie Jones ran in the Vitality Westminster Mile on Sunday 28th May in the U15 Girls British Championship race. This had some high profile runners in it but Abbie ran it in a new PB of 5:32, coming 13th in a field of 40 runners.

 


Judi Jeffries
News Team

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