I spent a delightful yet busy morning in the lovely village of Willingham today, race timing the 2022 Fen Gallop. The Gallop comprises two race distances of 10KM or 4 miles, as well as children’s races and a toddler sprint.
Having run for many years now, this event is always well attended and this year was no different, with almost 300 entrants across the two main race distances.
Despite the rain overnight, the weather turned out fine and actually became quite warm as the morning moved on, providing almost ideal conditions for the runners. I even managed to find a few minutes to take a quick look round once I had all of the timing equipment set up and running smoothly.
Very well done to everybody who took part today and congratulations to those who achieved a new personal best!
The Flaming June Half has been going for some years now and is always very well attended. This year was no exception and all of today’s athletes seemed to be in fantastic spirits as they warmed up for the event.
With a single start and finish line at this event, my job was fairly easy and everything was set up and running well before Gun Time, giving me the chance to soak up the atmosphere for a short while before things got busy again.
With the athletes for the Half Marathon and 10K all underway by quarter to ten, a short reconfigurre of the equipment was in order ready for their return to cross the Finish Line. With some fantastic effort put in by everyone attending, I didn’t have to wait long!
A massive well done to everybody who took part in today’s races. I could see just how much effort you all put in and some of those times just speak for themselves!
This evening’s conditions were almost perfect for the Springfield Striders Friday Night 5, held in the quiet and historic village of Pleshey on the outskirts of Chelmsford. Warm, dry but with a nice cool breeze (not too strong) it was a real pleasure to see the 250 athletes warming up and preparing as I performed the final systems checks ready for Gun Time.
The Friday Night 5 is the fifth event in the Essex Athletics Road Race Championship and the top 25 finishers in each age category receive points that go towards the chance for a medal at the end of the season.
I attended the event on behalf of Race Time Result to provide the race timing services for the evening. With separate start and finish lines to keep me busy, as well as the important task of providing regular results updates to Essex for the evenings awards.
A huge well done to everybody who took part and congratulations to all those who beat their personal bests (and in one case set a new course record!).
Organised by Norfolk Council in association with North Norfolk Beach Runners, The Mammoth Marathon finally got to go ahead this year after COVID-19 caused it to be postponed over the last couple of years.
I was really pleased to be able to go as part of a larger timing crew this year to be able to time the event and was delighted to see so many runners coming out for the day. Well done to everyone who took part!
I was delighted to be able to attend the Northstowe Half Marathon today as part of a timing crew from Race Time Result to time both the Half Marathon and the Fullscope 5K.
The Northstowe Half Marathon takes you along a wonderful course route with varied surfaces and scenery. It visits some of the beautiful surrounding countryside and the historical Longstanton, as well as the town of Northstowe itself.
The Northstowe Half Marathon is a multi-terrain race, heading through the scenic and developing town of Northstowe.
The 2022 Maldon Mud Race
Fear not though, one of our other timing teams from Race Time Result will be at the 2022 Maldon Mud Race to ensure that our usual high standard of timing services are delivered to this excellent event!