Gade Valley Harriers make the most of the fine weekend conditions

Gade Valley Harrierswere in action at the St Albans parkrun
Gade Valley Harrierswere in action at the St Albans parkrun

Gade Valley Harriers enjoyed the fine weather at the St Albans, Black Park and Aylesbury parkruns at the weekend.

In St Albans, Dave Wise led the GVH team home in 21:09, followed by Russ Bailey in 22:15.

Following on were Ross Geary and Simon Geary, both with new PBs of 24:45 – taking a massive one minute 41 seconds off their previous PBs.

Next came Paula Cook in 25:20, Jenny Barnett in 30:05, William Terry in 35:50, Helen Terry in a new PB of 25:55 and Paul Mosely and Lynne Mosely in 35:56.

In Aylesbury, Steve Boyd, Andy Norton and Andy Bishop were representing the Harriers.

Boyd led the club home in 20:13, with Norton hot on his heels in 11th place in 20:20, and Bishop taking 15th place in 20:56.

At Black Park, Guy Woollett was the first Harrier home in 18:54, hotly pursued by John Lawler in 19:03, with Vince Ellerby in third in 20:28.

At the RAF Halton Triathlon in Aylesbury, the newly formed Gade Valley Tri team had an excellent day, with Dylan Wendleken, Tracy Aldridge-Jones, Gemma Bitaraf, Dean Kidd, and Helen Terry taking on the challenge.

Wendleken crossed the line in 1:12:28, ahead of Aldridge-Jones in 1:10:35 (PB), Bitaraf in 1:15:15, Kidd in 1:29:28 and Terry in 1:26:24.

Elsewhere, Peter Tucker travelled to Northern Ireland on Monday to compete in the Belfast City Marathon, finishing in a time of 5:25:14.

Closer to home in the Watford 10K, Simon Wallis, Andrew Bishop, Russ Bailey, Paul Heskin, Matt Loddy and Kelly Smyth completed the hilly and mainly off road course.

Wallis was first back in 43:35, followed by Bishop in 45:50:23, Bailey in 50:23, Heskin in 59:20, Loddy in 59:52 and Smyth in 1:01:08.

Bank Holiday Monday also saw four Gade Valley Harriers running in the Milton Keynes Marathon.

Simon Geary narrowly missed a new personal best time and finished in 3:27:53, while Steve Newing crossed the line in 3:39:50, Steve Reeve finished in 4:14:59 (PB) and Sam Tucker clocked 4:05 (PB).

Joanna Kidd, Ruth Morton and Wendy Hudson took on the half marathon option and came home in 2:17:05, 1:53:53, 2:12:28 and respectively.