Distance Running News, 15-18 November 2018

19 November 2018

Fee Maycock and Kathryn Morton received international recognition as they represented England in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country International in Swansea. The annual event is arguably the strongest domestic gathering of veteran distance runners, with each of the five British Isles countries selecting a team of four runners. Maycock, who is more comfortable in the longer road races, enjoyed the experience to finish tenth in the LV50 age group whilst Morton was the eleventh LV60 runner to cross the line.

Also enjoying cross country success was Rachel See who finished fifth in the MCAA ladies five mile race in Nottingham. Dave Tomlin meanwhile finished sixth in the Drogo Castle 10 mile multi-terrain race in Devon where he was the first V45 runner home. At the Weston Prom 5 mile road race Mark James was second veteran home in seventh place with a time of 27:45 whilst Dan Schofield recorded 29:18. Competing over the same distance Andrew Kaighin finished fifth with 29:08 at the Sutton Benger 5 near Chippenham. Leah Hopton meanwhile set a new personal best of 45:03 at the Fulham 10k.

Weekend parkruns saw first place finishes for Dan King (17:47) in Hereford, for Dave Tomlin (18:12) on Teignmouth promenade and for Liam Roarty (18:16) at the River Valley event in Dublin. Kaitlyn Sheppard (20:14) was the first lady home in fifth place overall, whilst Henry James (17:27) took second place in Hastings and Josh Playle (19:04) was third across the line at the Alice Holt event in Hampshire. Closer to home, the Cheltenham parkrun celebrated its 300th event in Pittville Park where second placed James Bingham (17:33) was the only top ten finisher from the first event to repeat the feat again last weekend.  Also using the run as preperation for upcoming races were third placed Doug Wight (17:34), fifth man home George Hawthorne (18:16) and seventh finisher Matt Lambourne (18:44)