All the action was on the tarmac last weekend and there wasn’t too much of it, although what there was would appear to have been exotic or adventurous.
Veronika Foster travelled to her homeland to take part in the Kosice Peace Marathon finishing in a chip time of 4.11.26 and place 274th lady. Ivan Fletcher went north to Scotland for the iconic Loch Ness Marathon crossing the line in 5.40.11 for 3093rd place.
A select band were in Cardiff for the Principality Cardiff Half Marathon, Beth Dyall brought the club home in 1.47.12 in 4149th after hip problems prevented her from doing any real distance in the build-up, David Butler was 10433rd in 2.23.07 and Emmanuelle Sidaway finished in 2.23.53 in 10630th place. Clara Butler-Montero took part in the Future Challengers race, a 1 mile race for club athletes between 8 – 17 years of age as part of the Cardiff Half, Clara was 19th U15 in a time of 6.37.
And in the Knutsford 10k, which I’m assured wasn’t 137 laps of the M6 services car park, Jon Hart placed 34thand 6th M40 in a rapid 33.49, Tony Cheema recorded a new PB in 37.34 to take 162nd place, Dylan Illidge was 184th and 4th U20 in 38.24, Jay Patel finished in 39.01 to take 237th, Sabrina Thomas was 375th in 42.16 and Mark Illidge stopped the clock in 42.49 in 412th place.
Away from the tarmac there was some throwing action at the Black Country Hammerfest at Aldersley Stadium. Ethan Kendrick was 2nd in the U17 hammer with a throw of 48.57 in the A event, he also had a go in the B competition recording 44.51. Amelia Hancock was 2nd in the SW 4K hammer with 35.70, she was 1st with 36.76 in the U18W A and 1st with 42.31 in the B event with the 3K hammer. Vienos Abdullah was 3rd with a throw of 33.42 in the U17 A 3K hammer, with Georgina Neilson 4th with 32.17. Vienos also threw 36.15 for 2nd and Georgina recorded 33.18 for 4th in the B competition.