Earlier this week, Scotland’s Eilish McColgan won gold in the 10,000m, holding off the challenge of Kenya’s Irine Cheptai in an “incredible” final lap. She sprinted the last 200 meters at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Eilish celebrated the achievement of Commonwealth gold medalist in 1986 and 1990 and of course with her mum, Liz. Her mum called Eilish’s win 100 times better than her own gold medal.
The feeling was the same when last month Jake Wightman won 1500m championship as his commentator father, Geoff, narrated his win live on BBC https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/62233812
Back to the South West of London, this week was one of the quietest at the rundown headquarter. 5859km of running covered 708 activities.
The week couldn’t start better for many of our runners who enjoyed the success of the lioness the night before….
It was Monday and they were still buzzing about it. Victoria Orme inspired by Lionesses, Lauren Warner were thinking of the team while running in Syon Park, Hadi Khatamizadeh ran to detox. Natalie Harr didn’t wish to get out of bed but knew won’t have any more time to run 10k if didn’t get up.
As the day continued , Charlie Hyde suggested to normalise men not approaching women they don’t know when women are running … Clair Fowler, who was too busy having fun in Camp Bestival, found the last 10k of her Delayed LSR, very painful. Of course it is. But well done for giving it a go.
On Tuesday in La Rochebeaucourt-et-Argentine, Ann Keary ran 8 miles just to learn the café doesn’t accept credit cards. In Northern Ireland, Aoife Kilpatrick was trying to remember how to run after weeks of holidaying and no need to remind her, that she has Quadrathon next week (4 half-Marathons in 4 days) good luck with it.
Later on the day, the Ranelaties flocked to Sidmouth Wood for annual Henty Relay.Congratulations to the first team ” Kathy Henry, Jannet Turnes and Flying Sprinter captain Mark Herbert”.
The full report is brilliantly written by Narissa and Pete Vox and can be read here:
The week continues calmy , Blue and Amber ranelaties started their jogging scattered all over the globe , we had our representatives in Far east (Indonesia and Thailand), Greece, Turkey, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Kenya, Canada, USA, Costa Rica, Guatemala and probably a few more that I might have missed.
Clare Fowler and Jarryd Hillhouse participated in Sri Chinmoy 10k in Battersea Park. Clare celebrated a PB in 40:37″ whereas hangover Jarryd finished in 40:01″.
Parkrun It was a great day for Jonathan Smith in Aldenham parkrun (1st finisher), Kathy Henry in Blyth Links (1st female), Aoife Kilpatrick in Derrynoid Forest (3rd finisher), Natalie Harr in Horsham (1st female), Henry Fagan in ODP (2nd finisher). Big kudos goes to Neha Rani and Ruth Gledhill for their parkrun pb respectively 23:38″ and 29:56″.
Jarryd Hillhouse completed the Wimbledon Half Marathon in 1hr 43 minutes followed by Jon Lear in 1hr 49 minutes.
Many of Blue and Amber members,a ran leisurely long distances some of them are as follow: Neha Rani 32k, Mark Herbert 30k, Mike Thmas 27.5k, Tom Williams 25k, James Winstre 24k, Neil Kitching just under 24k, Jonathan Moore 22k, Rue Turner (+20 but blames STUPID STRAVA crashed and lost few km), Kathy Henry , Amrut Sharma 20k, Carol Aikin 19.5k, Suzy Whatmough 18k.
️There’s space for three teams of five runners in the popular River Relay, taking place on Sunday 4th September. The race starts at 9am from the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene on Lock Path at Boveney, and finishes at the Hawker Centre, Kingston. This distance is approximately 26.5 miles and the stage distances are 5.6 + 4.4 + 6.5 + 4.9 + 5.2.
It’s a mixed team event – there must be at least one woman, the others can be a woman, a Veteran (over 40) but not more than 3 Senior Men. Entries are £17.50 (this includes petrol money etc). This is a fun day – think Green Belt Relay but smaller! If you’d like to be part of a team (or help on the day), please email Fionaldn@gmail.com or message Fiona on 07930399434
️ And finally don’t forget this year club Christmas Party is booked on 26th of November. It will be held at The Anglers in Teddington. More details about the menu and etc will be published closer to the date.
🥇 James Riley 121.1km
🥈 Jonathan Moore 116.6km
🥉 Adrain Kerr 104.9km
🥇 Sarah Palmer 89.3km
🥈 Suzy Whatmough 85.5km
🥉 Neha Rani 76.1km
🥇 Rick Jenner 2,808m
🥈 Ian Kenton 1,486m
🥉 Bruce McLaren 1,033m
🥇 Susan Ritchie 1,509m (2nd overall)
🥈 Sally Minchella 1,152m
🥉 Suzy Whatmough 868m
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