Temperatures built again & running was certainly hard

First one result from last week, Gary Cadman finished in 10th place in the Thorney 5 mile in 28:10.

Matt Martin has been over in Guernsey checking on his off-shore accounts and ran the Guernsey Athletics Club Summer XC Race (4.75 miles) and came 5th in a time of 27:46. He also ran Guernsey Parkrun in a time of 18:51.

At Pilsley Fell Race on Thursday Richard Hind finished the 6 mile course in 52:31.

On Saturday, Mike Brown ran the Double or Quits or More and completed 3 lots of 5 mile loops in very even splits totalling 2:01:27.

Sunday saw the latest race in our Grand Prix series, the Longshaw Trust 10K. A tough course on a hot day took its toll. First home for the Club in 3rd place was Lewis Banton in 41:25. First Lady was Helen Lindley in 48:21, followed by Darren McQuaide in 52:41. Steve Hattersley finished in 53:07; Paul Taylor 57:43; Andrea Walker 58:10; Giles Searby 1:02:10; Chris Lindley 1:02:57 and Ian Rookes 1:10:26. Some timing glitches mean finish times are still TBC for Bridget Hemstock, Graham Sheen and Jim McIntosh (Jim is on the case to sort it!).

Finally, it’s been a tough week for a few members with races not going as planned, niggles causing issues or indeed not being able to run at all.
At such time we can always look to the classics for guidance, so I give you Kenny Rogers’ - the Gambler:

“You’ve got to know when to hold 'em,
Know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away,
And know when to run.”

Wise words Kenny!

Well done all!