The week kick off at Corby’s Triangle stadium for one of the final open meetings of this year’s track season and saw five Harborough members competing in the iconic mile race. The night proved very successful for the Harborough team new personal best times being set by Ian Southwell, Tom Hayes, Noah Smith and Sarah Ward, with Matt Driver narrowly missing out by just two tenths of a second.
On Saturday Andy Holt travelled to Dolgellau in south Gwynedd, for the Ultra trail Wales 50 miles completing the challenge 24th out of 84th finishers and clocking 11 hours 53 mins. Andy enjoyed the event which draws in participants from across the world to the historic market town to sample some of the highlights the region has to offer, including Cader Idris – One of Wales’ highest mountains, Mawddach Estuary, The Rhinogydd mountain range and the Coed y Brenin forest.
A day later and back on the track Lin Farrow, Rick Brown and Karen Brooks travelled to Birmingham for the 2018 British Masters’ Athletic Federation Championships. In the M65 1500M race Rick posted an impressive time of 06:06:01 finishing 8th, before Karen Brooks took bronze in the W55 edition clocking 5:29:77. Lin Farrow climbed one step higher earning silver in the W60 3Km race walk with a time of 20:18.84. Jill Roginski also had a good day placing 3rd in the W55 80m Hurdles in 15.45 into a strong headwind and placing 4th in the Javelin Throw with 18m 90cm.
The next day, Karen went one better to win silver in the W55 800m in 2:41.37 along with Rick being awarded his first ever BMAF medal in the M65 800m finishing 3rd in 2:57.99.