A few notable multisport running performances over the weekend…
The Trafford 10km and Cambridge Half Marathon were among the events we spotted this past weekend with some familiar names running and performing well…
Trafford 10km – FULL RESULTS
Several names from Great Britain’s Elite Duathlon team produced some good runs over 10km on the fast Trafford 10km course.
Plenty of PB’s with top honours going to Richard Horton (2nd, 29:27), but we also spotted Danny Russell (30:33), Carl Avery (30:48), Oliver Mott (31:06) plus triathlete Sian Rainsley (36:33 / 36:27 chip)
5years ago 2day I felt like I flew round @Pooleparkrun 2day I doubled distance & held the pace @Trafford10k 4 2nd #floating @team_triumph1 pic.twitter.com/agh3Vu3mXL
— Richard Horton (@_RichHorton) March 5, 2017
Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon – FULL RESULTS
A cold, wet and windy day in Cambridge didn’t provide ideal conditions for this now hugely popular event, but that didn’t stop some excellent runs from some familiar triathlete names.
Will Clarke (1:11:42) used the race as a bit of a structured interval session and still finished eighth, while just a few seconds behind Tom Vickery crossed the line in 10th with a 1:11:58 chip time and a personal best
Solid morning of training at Cambridge Half Marathon. Great event! Loved it. Well done to the 7,000 athletes who finished. pic.twitter.com/t2bKvmxnKv
— Will Clarke (@Theclarke) March 5, 2017
Great start to the year. New half PB despite the weather. 1:11:58. Super pleased @ErdingerAF_UK @_RaceSkin pic.twitter.com/w7JM3BiDfY
— Tom Vickery (@Vickery_Tom) March 6, 2017
Finishing second overall, Lucy Gossage (1:16:34) smashed her own personal best – and her pre-race challenge of beating this Editor’s PB set 17 years ago! That is one ‘record’ I’ll never be getting back. It also proves – as Lucy told us last year – “don’t write me off yet“!
Little 'jog' round Cambridge half this morning. 2nd place. 1.16.34. Not bad for an old 'retired' lady! Never thought i'd beat my 2013 PB. pic.twitter.com/NxZA2la7XX
— lucy gossage (@lucygoss) March 5, 2017
Perhaps it was her special pre-race preparation that did it? On Saturday Lucy ran a park run event with her young ‘super fan’, Billie-Jordan Butler:
I just did my 50th parkrun with my best friend @lucygoss and we had our @ErdingerAF_UK hats on and our @CEPSportsUK socks on 😀😀 pic.twitter.com/gQrGll939M
— Billie-Jordan Butler (@ironkidbilliej) March 4, 2017
One athlete who is now ‘retired’ (from Elite Paratriathlon…!) is 2016 Rio Paralympian, Clare Cunningham. With some longer distance races planned this year, the PT4 athlete clocked 1:34:53
Enjoying my adventure into longer races starting with #cambridgehalf today. Thank you @HIGH5Nutrition @_RaceSkin @SKXPerformance 4 support! pic.twitter.com/BkFHeBUSSd
— Clare Cunningham PLY (@ClareC09) March 5, 2017
MK Festival of Running – Half Marathon – FULL RESULTS
Joel Jameson finished third in 1:14:14.