Performances of the week

Seniors

1 CLAIRE HALLISSEY – Claire maintained her recent international form by clocking the second fastest time in anchoring the women’s team to the silver medals, running around a minute quicker than she has done before on the course.

2 KATE GOODHEAD – Our female “warrior” continued her burgeoning mounting running career by helping the England team secure the gold medals in the Commonwealth championships at Keswick. She only just missed out on the individual medals too, finishing 4th in the up and down event and 6th in the uphill only race.

3= PHIL WYLIE and TOM MERSON – It proved difficult to split theses two. Phil gave us a medal-winning start in the men’s relay, finishing a clear second on the opening leg of the men’s relay with our fastest run of the day, while Tom underlined his growing stature by putting us right back in the firing line on the 4th stage with a time less than 20 seconds slower than Phil’s in his first ever run over the course.

U20 Juniors

1 SEAN HAZELL – Picking up where he left off at the end of the track season, Sean produces what was arguably his best ever road race effort to finish right on Phil Parry’s heels on the first stage of the road relay.

2 ELLIE WIMSHURST – Ellie made a highly promising start to her U20 career by building on young Emily Merrick’s fine first leg for the B team with a time only four seconds slower than Charley Coffey clocked for the A team in the relay.

3 MATT PETERS – Matty proved his early season training form has been no fantasy by upstaging his junior international brother on his debut in the relaywith a time three seconds faster than Richard’s and also quicker than Nathan Young and and Dan Woolford’s. Rich will never be allowed to live this down! Keep it up guys. There’s nothing like rivalry to lift performances.

PS – EMILY MERRICK only just misses out, but her time will surely come before the season’s much older.

Masters

1 PHIL PARRY – Who else? Phil has been running these relays with distinction since he joined the club in 1975 (!), and once again he produced the goods, running the fastest time for the B team to put them on course for a top ten finish.

2 MIKE ADAMS – Our secretary put his computer away to take the silver medal in the South of England fell-running championship on the Isle of Wight.

3 SIAN DAVIES – Sian made a welcome return to action after an enforced lay-off, and despite claiming to be unfit still clocked the fastest time for the C team in the relay.