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 …

Weekly report 9 June 2019

Well done running legends. Another great weekend…. This weekend Gade Valley Harriers were in race action in various distances around the country but the main event was just up the road at the St Albans Half Marathon. After setting off in Verulamium Park, the runners made their way up the hill to Batchwood Golf Course in warm, sunny conditions, before …

Weekly press report – 12 May 2019

Well done everyone who raced over the weekend. I’ll add in Halstead official times if/when I get them…. Gade Valley Harriers were in action up and down the country once again for another busy weekend of racing, with Saturday’s cool showers and sunny spells giving way to hot sunny conditions on Sunday.  It started with a 50km ultra-marathon around some …

Weekly Press Report – 6 May 2019

Another bank holiday weekend meant an extra day for members of Gade Valley Harriers to compete in races and running events of various distances in locations all around the UK. It started on Saturday morning at ParkRuns around the country, especially at Gadebridge Park which was celebrating it’s fourth birthday, and ended on Monday evening at the Pednor 5 in …

THE DEVIL’S CHALLENGE – 97 MILES IN 3 DAYS by Anita Berwick

The Devil’s Challenge – 4th-6th May 2019 Day 1 When competing in an Ultra the one thing you do think of is whether you’ve done enough training.  This was definitely going through my mind as I was heading to the start line of the Devil’s challenge.  I had done the long back to back runs, the early morning runs when …

April 2019 podium finishes and PBs

GADE VALLEY HARRIERS PBS & OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS APRIL 2019 New Club Record: Lisa Newing: FV35 Cassiobury Park ParkRun 20:11 First Place at ParkRun: 13th April: James Carter (1st Overall) Sutton Park GVH had a first placed senior female every Saturday in April 6th April: Amy Button (1st Senior Female/ 2nd Overall Female) Evesham 13th April: Amy Button (1st Senior Female/ …

Phil’s marathon track session

April is spring marathon season and a focus for many runners’ training cycles. Me? I’m not really a fan of forcing myself out in the wind and rain during the long, dark winter evenings, and this year I had no plans to race in April. However, having followed up a huge marathon PB in October with a solo sub-3 days …