Summer Highlights Hotchpotch – Jul 23

Too much going on across the running world to be fully comprehensive for all coachees but I’ll do two parts.

Firstly, Swift Serpies.

In order of descending age:

 Secondly, a medley of other progress and plaudits:

Martin G in usual rock solid style continues to dominate the V40s in North Wales and the English border area, with several age group wins and numerous open podium places from 5k to half marathon; Maria S, former schoolgirl whiz, picking up various Kent V45 prizes as she heads to sub 41 for 10k (and Civil Service Champion to boot); Alex Baird leading home the women at the Triffic Trail 10k in Trent Park; Sophie R, who sits behind a BBC Newsdesk nurturing her VO2 max, hacking over 30 seconds from her parkrun PB with 21.31, a nice 50th Birthday Present To Self; Kentish equine fiend Becky M just a few vest widths shy of 40 minutes for 10k; 2nd place in the popular but hot Harry Hawkes 10 mile for hardman Paul P; Nick I consistently in 33 minute territory for 10k in some challengingly warm road races; and substantial PBs for Pedro at 5k and 10k; ditto Owen, celebrating hitting 50 with 2 recent 10k PBs

 Amongst those happily picking up last orders in the spring marathon cycle, notable PB of 3.19 by V45 Neil C which he has been threatening for some time, super solid debut by age peer Demetrios, in his first year of any sort of regular running, with 3.48 at Stirling, fine endurance baptism for a 66 metre javelin thrower. Similarly hard earned and well paced debut PB of 3.49 by Megan E at Edinburgh.