Race round-up June 2018 (featuring Centurions)
3rd June British Masters 10,000m Track Championships, Horspath, Oxford
2nd Roger Michell M70 Surrey Walking Club 64:29.26
3rd John Borgars M70 Loughton AC 67:30.20
3rd June Sussex & Surrey Masters Track Championships
Mixed 3000m: 1 Penelope Cummings (W40 – Herne Hill Hs) 16:56.50, 2 Ron Penfold (M75 – Steyning AC) 19:41.95,
3 Chris Flint (M70 – Surrey WC) 20:24.44, 4 Fiona Bishop (W55 – Woking AC) 20:32.06, 5 David Hoben (M65 – Surrey WC)
12th June Woodford Tuesday Walk, Ashton Playing Fields, Woodford
This was a good turnout for the first event of the 2018 season, reports Peter Cassidy. Newcomer to the series Maddy Shott started the year with a bang, with 2017’s Champion Melanie Peddle making it a ladies 1-2. By weight of numbers, Ilford established an early position at the head of the table and gave the other Clubs something to chase in the months to come.
7th Sean Pender M60 Enfield & Haringey AC 21:48.5
8th Michael Barnbrook M75 Ilford Athletic Club 23:29.2
9th David Ainsworth M65 Ilford Athletic Club 24:21.8
16th June British Masters 5km Championships, Horwich
Thirty-two competitors faced the starter in this popular promotion as part of the Horwich Festival of Racing, reports Centurion President, Eric Horwill. Good conditions, cloudy but dry. There was a good contingent from the Republic of Ireland whose support is greatly appreciated.
There were three new Championship Best Performances headed by Ian Richards with a world best M70 road time. Noel Blatchford set a new W70 time and Andrea Lennon bettered her own W75 championship best performance.
Thanks to all the Officials, particularly the three judges who switched from competing to enable the event to be adequately covered.
Once again, we enjoyed the company of the runners competing in their BMAF 5km race.
1st Ian Richards - 1st M70 - 25:29
15thRoger Michell - 3rd M70 - 30:48
24th Joe Hardy 5th M70 - 33:48
30th June Jim Sharlott Open 10km, incorporating BMA see full results
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