Our final race of 2019 took place on a lovely summer's evening with just a sprinkle of cooling rain before the start.

Charlie Edwards of Hillingdon and Patrick Butler of Burnham Joggers did battle for the third time to decide the overall  male winner of the series. Charlie just held the lead to scoop the title, while Patrick took M40 honours. They had some competition at the front of the field this time, though. Gary Nisbet of Hayes & Harlington (just back from a trip to Canada apparently) won the race, hotly pursued by M40 Mark Bruce of Chiltern Harriers. Mark Kencroft of Ealing Southall & Middlesex finished fifth to take the M50 medal, with Robert Wood of Oxford (M60) and Bob Hardman of Burnham Joggers (M70) claiming the other veteran awards. The junior male category was not contested until our final race, but 12 year old Casper Chillingworth of Wycombe was a deserving winner with an impressive time over this testing course.

Unattached W45 Joanna Edwards topped the women's points table, (someone should really attach her!), leaving Louise Prince to take the W45 category title. Claire Millbery of Metros was best of the W35s, while veterans from Ealing Southall & Middlesex grabbed the remaining medals, in the form of W55 Lynn Wilson and W65 Annick Hooge. Unplanned dental surgery the previous day had nearly put paid to Annick's chances, as she'd been advised not to run, but she was determined to complete the series and was set off early to walk the course (which she did in a very brisk time!)  Junior woman Chloe Breagan had been just one point ahead of Ella Owen after the first two races but clinched the title by doing what we all aim to do: improve in every race!

Thanks to all the volunteers who made this race series possible, to San Remo cafe for staying open late so we can enjoy post-race refreshments, and to the runners who make it such a friendly and enjoyable event. As usual, the race proceeds were donated to charity: the Friends of Langley Park, who support the race every year, and this year also to Iver Environment Centre, who do such great educational work. The Centre isn't normally open to the public, but it's well worth a visit and it opens on Saturday 27th July as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Click here for more details of that. 

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Pos

Time

Surname

First Name

Age cat.

Club

1

17:53

Nisbet

Gary

SM

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

2

17:57

Bruce

Mark

M40

Chiltern Harriers AC

3

18:09

Edwards

Charlie

SM

Hillingdon AC

4

18:23

Butler

Patrick

M40

Burnham Joggers

5

19:04

Kencroft

Mark

M50

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

6

19:18

Martin

Kelly

M40

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

7

20:00

Chillingworth

Casper

JM

Wycombe Phoenix Harriers & AC

8

20:19

Atherden

Thomas

SM

Unattached

9

20:31

Parsons

Steve

M50

Unattached

10

20:33

Bryant

Harry

SM

Unattached

11

20:38

Clewer

Mark

SM

Ealing Eagles

12

20:40

Daoud

Martin

M50

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

13

20:50

Woolsey

Malcolm

M40

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

14

21:25

Edwards

Steve

M40

Hillingdon AC

15

22:00

Nisbet

Jack

M50

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

16

22:06

Ross

Melanie

SW

Wycombe Phoenix Harriers & AC

17

22:21

Owen

Steve

M40

Watford Joggers

18

22:47

Bushby

Paul

M50

Marlow Striders

19

22:54

Frost

Kathryn

W45

Unattached

20

22:55

Ball

Jason

M40

Unattached

21

23:09

Walpole

Ana

SW

Unattached

22

23:22

Wilson

Lynn

W55

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

23

23:24

Edwards

Joanna

W45

Unattached

24

23:25

Edwards

Luke

JM

Unattached

25

23:43

Kencroft

Liam

SM

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

26

23:45

D'Arcy-Evans

Guy

M50

Handy Cross Runners

27

23:59

Standley

Adam

SM

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

28

24:39

Bird

Rebecca

SW

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

29

24:40

Bates

Andy

M40

Burnham Joggers

30

25:01

Jones

Carol

W55

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

31

25:13

Wood

Robert

M60

Oxford City AC

32

25:19

Prince

Louise

W45

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

33

25:30

Lonsdale

William

M60

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

34

25:43

Ferriegz

Gino

SM

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

35

25:57

Wain

Philip

M50

Unattached

36

26:03

Noad

Joy

W55

Unattached

37

26:12

Moore

Christopher

M50

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

38

26:20

Hardman

Bob

M70

Burnham Joggers

39

26:21

Linton-Smith

Yestin

M50

Burnham Joggers

40

26:28

Smith

John

M70

Unattached

41

26:39

Wilson

Martin

M60

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

42

26:40

D'Arcy-Evans

Liz

W55

Handy Cross Runners

43

27:31

Donoghue

Conor

JM

Unattached

44

27:34

Donoghue

Lindsay

W45

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

45

28:01

Bates

Kim

W55

Burnham Joggers

46

28:17

Prince

Philip

M60

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

47

28:30

Gunnewicht

Catherine

W45

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

48

28:33

Kouhi

Hass

M60

Unattached

49

28:35

Breagan

Chloe

JW

Unattached

50

28:52

Bateman

Marcus

M50

Unattached

51

28:54

Millbery

Claire

W35

Metros RC

52

29:02

Welsford

Louise

W55

Burnham Joggers

53

29:10

Mishra

Sanchana

W35

Unattached

54

29:12

Hook

Gary

M40

Unattached

55

29:19

Nutter

Robert

M60

Datchet Dashers

56

29:35

Watkins

Glyn

M60

Metros RC

57

29:44

Wright

Mark

M50

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

58

29:46

Flisher

Louise

SW

Datchet Dashers

59

29:47

Flisher

James

SM

Unattached

60

29:51

Connolly

Peter

SM

Unattached

61

30:02

Woolhouse

Philip

M50

Unattached

62

30:20

Lowe

Shona

W45

Datchet Dashers

63

31:15

Owen

Ella

JW

Unattached

64

31:16

Walker

Paula

W55

Chiltern Harriers AC

65

32:02

Walpole

Jonathan

M60

Unattached

66

32:57

Walpole

Maria

W55

Unattached

67

33:01

Horsley-Goswell

Helen

W35

Unattached

68

33:09

Blazquez

Claire

W35

Datchet Dashers

69

33:10

Blazquez

Ben

M50

Datchet Dashers

70

34:03

Mograby

Anne

W55

Datchet Dashers

71

34:26

Nisbet

Linda

SW

Unattached

72

34:31

Barlow

Julie

W45

Burnham Joggers

73

34:53

Gorton

Alastair

M70

Unattached

74

35:15

Nisbet

Denise

W55

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

75

35:24

Smith

Andy

M50

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

76

36:18

Richards

Jo

W45

Unattached

77

36:19

Stanbrook

Bob

M70

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

78

36:23

Lloyd

Carole

W55

Metros RC

79

37:15

Forsyth

Michelle

W35

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

80

37:39

Hollingworth

Fiona

W45

Unattached

81

38:26

Harper

Michael

M60

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners

82

38:45

Hooge

Annick

W65

Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC

83

49:00

Shaw

John

M70

Hayes & Harlington Road Runners