Came 12th in the M45 100m with 12.59 (0.04 between 9th and 12th!) - didn't qualify for the finals but 0.09 away from my Masters PB.
M45 200m better - In heats ran 25.75 and qualified- just.
Final 2 hrs later - came 6th out of 8 in 25.69 (new club record - sorry JWD).
Writing this on behalf of Sarah and Deborah. Sarah is going to be guiding Deborah this weekend.
Can someone going to the race please take Deborah to Bognor and back again. Lorraine or I would have done the honours, but we are away this weekend.
Sarah will be at Bognor ready to meet Deborah.
Bob is unable to go this year but has offered to get Deborah to the pick up point. I see that WH is going to be busy... so can you let us know if you have a space in your car please and let Bob know where to drop Deborah ??
A courageous group of Haslemere Border AC runners headed up to London for the Virgin London Marathon. This year was quite special as the event saw the one millionth finisher cross its famous Finish Line on The Mall since the first London Marathon in 1981.
All had completed the gruelling months of training that is required to take on such a challenge. The weather was cold and quite windy but better than what was forecast. The team were determined and raring to go as they bid each other good luck with a hug before heading off to their individual starting pens.
In the men's race first in for the club was Luke Shearring in a superb, albeit disappointing for him, time of 2:54. Colin Butfield was next in 2:58 PB followed closely by Luck Brock in 2:59 PB. Other mens' results were Tom Millns 3:04 PB, Joe Perkins 3:03 (who ran Boston just two weeks before), Nick Bailey 3.42 PB and Marco de Caprio 4:29 PB.
In the ladies Sally Goble and Jackie Field were running in the British Athletics Club Championships. First in was Sally in 3:04 then Jackie in 3:16 PB. Next in for the club was Donna Reid 3:23 PB, Issy Peters 3:34, Jules Dellar 4:03, Philomel Pike 4:11 PB, Sarah Bergqvist 4:15 PB, Caroline Snape 4:24 PB and Sarah Barnett 4:57.
The majority of the club's runners enjoyed the formidable race and celebrated together over lunch before wearingly heading home on the train. A few were disappointed with their finishing times and a few unfortunately, for various reasons, didn't manage to finish but on the whole they felt proud to have represented and run for the club at such a legendary event.
Other club members who took on and finished a marathon this year were Lawrie Baker at the Queen Elizabeth Spring Marathon in 3:57, Dominic Perkins (with his son Joe above) at Boston in 4:04 and Charlie Barwick and Sonja Dullaway at Brighton in 3:37 and 4:18 respectively.
The ballot for the next year's marathon is now open. Don't delay as there is no time to hesitate. Off you go and get signing up. You know it makes sense really! Good luck in securing that place!
Note from Sally Goble: Please check the above results and let me know if there are any discrepancies and/or whether I have left anyone out from the results.
Really great event this. On our doorstep. This Monday at 10am.
5 Miles of trails and paths and a bit of an uphill road... but nothing compared to the Punchbowl ;o)
There is also a shorter run for U14s that will suit our junior members.
Patsy I know is going, probably Bob, and there is a chance I might wear my HBAC vest for the first time since August last year... so you don't want to miss that !!
Headley Fun Run.
After the run we can go and see Bob and co at the Charter Fair in the Afternoon.