Downs the month’s high­light for Har­ri­ers

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FABIAN Downs’ vic­tory in the High Wy­combe 10k was the high­light of a suc­cess­ful month for Chiltern Har­ri­ers AC.

Downs, who tri­umphed on the hilly track in 33:50, was joined by team-mate Martin Allen (53:01) in the race.

Chiltern found even more suc­cess in the half-marathon where Derek Brown (1:19:54) fin­ished first in the vet­er­ans’ over50s cat­e­gory and third over­all at High Wy­combe, with team-mate Alistair Melville-Smith (1:23:22) in eighth spot.

Hywel Thomas

(1:32:11) and Kirstie El­liot (1:37:15) also achieved re­spectable top 100 fin­ishes for Chiltern in the event, while Kate Loach (vet­er­ans’ over50s) and Barbara Ralph (vet­er­ans’ over-60s) fin­ished sec­ond and first in their re­spec­tive age groups.

Si­mone Pomer­antz rounded off the Chiltern con­tin­gent, her com­pet­i­tive time of 2:18:07 help­ing the women take the ladies’ team prize.

Loach and Allen had a busy month, also rep­re­sent­ing Chiltern at the Spire Bushey 10k. Loach’s time of 0:47:14 was quick enough to get her into the over­all top 100 and placed her third in the ladies’ 50-59 cat­e­gory while Allen (0:49:31) fin­ished 13th in the men’s 50-59 cat­e­gory.

Michael Tur­ney (0:39:42) was the quick­est Chiltern Har­rier, record­ing a sea­son’s best to fin­ish in 10th over­all and sec­ond in the men’s 50-59 cat­e­gory.

In a chal­leng­ing down and up 5k course at Wad­des­don, Ben Davies (16:45) fin­ished fourth and Tur­ney (19:51) 39th.

At the Iron Man event in Bolton, Nathan Tay­lor (11:26:35) swam, cy­cled and ran strongly to fin­ish in the top 10 per cent of com­peti­tors, while Steve Hall’s time of 13:08:12 took 50 min­utes off his per­sonal best, de­spite re­cent in­jury prob­lems.

Else­where, Andy Wiseall ran the Elm­bridge Road Run­ners 10k in 0:39:29; a time that put him in the top 100 out of 556.

And Jon Eames (09:27:23) was the first Chiltern man home at the Datey Chal­lenge Roth triathlon, fin­ish­ing 17th in his male over 30 cat­e­gory, fol­lowed by Adrian Berry (09:57:21) and David Cox (11:37:41).

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