In Siem Reap province of Cambodia amongst the ancient ruins of Angkor, Tom Ward took part in the 21st running of Angkor Wat International Half Marathon. The scenic route run amongst the temple ruins starts at 6:00AM to assist with the humid conditions with temperatures averaging 25+ Deg C for this time of year. It took Tom a couple of miles to adapt to the sweltering conditions before he pushed onto finish in 29th position out of the 1,690 finishers with an impressive 01:34:04.
Also over the weekend Shipley Country Park, Heanor played host to round 3 of the North Midlands cross-country league where 5 senior members took part. For the Women, mother daughter combo of Karen & Lianne Brooks lined up against 140 other participants in the 6Km race. Karen finished in 58th overall & 1st in her FV55 category with a time of 0:33:15 with Lianne completing in 0:37:23 for 100th. In the Menís 10Km race Andy Meads & Matt Driver continued their interclub rivalry from last summers EMGP with Andy coming out on top on this occasion finishing 36th & stopping the clock at 0:36:12. Matt followed next in 49th place less than a minute behind Andy, with Graeme Rolfe completing the course in a time of 0:46:16 for 200th position.
On the Parkrun circuit this week 16 members attended the Harborough edition with Louise Dicicco, Jacquie Hanmer & Pam Hilliam all registering new personal bests for the event. Kevin Dinsdale & Marise Tayloy made their debuts at the Princes Park, Liverpool & Melton Mowbray events respectively while at Rutland Water parkrun Michelle Ives had a great run, taking nearly 2 minutes off her previous best set in October.
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