The nights might be closing in and the leaves are falling but autumn hasn’t dampened the performance of Hamworthy Harriers . This month has seen personal bests and ﬁrst category winners.
With two Wessex Cross County events this month the Combined Lychett Manor striders Hamworthy results were Race 1 1st October (canford health) Tom Andrews 32.36 8th, Nick Gavin 33.51 10th, Gerard Lissenburg 39.17 33rd and Mike Fleck 40.56 35th.
Race 2, 22nd October (Bryanston) Tom Andrews 34.07 10th, Jeannette Pike 29.59 13th, Carol Barker 30.22 15th.
Mark Buﬀery smashed his 1:30 target in the Bournemouth Half Marathon with a 1:27 not far oﬀ a personal best! Meanwhile Jeanette Pike did get a PB in 2:07! Spectators and Marshals were surprised to see Donald Trump competing in the race. None other than our own Mike Fleck who jogged round for fun in 1:46.
One of the oldest races in the country is the Weymouth 10 (miles) which has been run every year since 1962. The course has changed over the years and now take place on a Sunday morning. It’s quite tough with a double climb at 3 and 7 miles, making use of the prom out and back. Two Hamworthy runners made the journey down to Weymouth and walked away with honours Sarah Chalanor 2nd Woman 1:14:47 and Mike Hirst 1st Over 60 1:10:15.
Our 4 legged previous Hamworthy runner of the year Rufus took part in the Checkendon Challenge. A back to back Canicross. The 5km cross county course is run on consecutive days over the weekend with the combined times counting to the ﬁnal results. The technical course goes through wood land is a series of tight turns with tree root hazards that can catch the unwary. Rufus and Mike were 3rd Vet Male ( plus 40 only) . 19:24 and 19:27.
Club Chairman takes a tumble..
Mike Hughes our Chairman fondly known for his habit of falling over both in training and races fell in a park run and is suﬀering from a serious break to his wrist. With over £600 of Titanium in his arm he seems in good spirits and hopes to be back to running in a few weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery and soft landings in future.