Weekly report August 11 2019

Another weekend of unsettled weather was not going to dampen the spirits of the handful of Gade Valley Harriers that had planned to compete in races. Dave Goodman, Susie Ivin and Helen Heathcote have amassed 90 marathons between them and on Sunday they were taking part in the 5,4,3,2,1 trail runs in Wiltshire – a series of events which offer …

Weekly report 4 Aug 2019

Gade Valley Harriers had a large turnout at a local 10k event on Sunday and also had members competing in the UKs biggest mass-participant cycling event, and a long distance triathlon. The main action was at the Aylesbury Rugby Club for the Bearbook 10k, which treated runners to almost perfect race conditions – the polar opposite to recent weekends of …

GVH achievements and PBs July 2019

GADE VALLEY HARRIERS PBS ETC JULY 2019 SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO: Chris Dowling for completing the Wendover Woods 100 Mile Ultra Teresa Reason & Anita Berwick for completing Race to the Stones 100k Ultra Rob Humphreys for completing the Lakeland 50 Mile Ultra Craig Hardiman for completing the Bolton Ironman Triathlon TOP THREE CATEGORY PLACES: Dave Goodman: 2nd MV40: Chase the Sun …

Weekly report 28 Jul 2019

Every year Gade Valley Harriers put on a Learn to Run course for non-runners, with the intent of getting them to be able to run 5km after just ten weeks. This year’s course was completed a couple of weeks ago and culminated in a 5k loop around the local area where they were met with warm applause from some more …

Weekly report 21 Jul 2019

Nice quiet weekend this weekend. Well done Peter Tucker and David Goodman for flying the GVH flag today. Most people don’t get round to running a marathon in their entire lives, and most don’t run races virtually every weekend, but Gade Valley Harriers’ Peter Tucker and Dave Goodman aren’t most people. Tucker travelled just a few miles across the county …

Weekly report 14 July 2019

A weekend of epic sport that saw the Wimbledon Men’s Final and the Cricket World Cup Final both go to extra-time also saw some mammoth performances from members of our humble little running club (and I’m not taking about the Prosecco crew at the PubRun). Well done everyone that got out this weekend, when most of us were preoccupied on …

Weekly report 7 July 2019

Gade Valley Harriers isn’t just a running club, it also has a triathlon sector, and on Sunday two multi-sport enthusiasts took part in the Pitsford Standard Distance Tri in Northamptonshire. Both Harriers started strongly with Dylan Wendleken being the first entrant from his start wave to complete the 1500 metres swim in the beautiful Pitsford Reservoir, and Sian Shaw made …

Weekly report 30 June 2019

It was a quieter than usual weekend for Gade Valley Harriers as recent rainy conditions gave way to searing heat and record breaking temperatures. On Sunday, Peter Tucker travelled to Warwickshire to take part in the Compton Verney Half Marathon, which is based on the 120 acres of stunning parkland and lakes which surround an historic manor, before heading along …

Weekly report 23 June 2019

Well that was a quiet weekend, when I’m trying to have a restful holiday… Despite some recent abysmal weather June marks the middle of summer and this week saw the most amount of daylight hours, and with it the chance for lots of races for members of Gade Valley Harriers, starting locally on Wednesday evening, continuing through Friday to one …

Weekly report 16 June 2019

Well done everyone who raced this weekend. We had winners at events on both days across the weekend, so big congratulations to Anthony James and Lisa Newing. The South Downs hosts many running events throughout the summer, many of them are long ultra-distance races along challenging trails and undulating paths, but on this weekend it was the more modest South …