Pen-y Ghent

Six Blue Vests travelled to the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday June 1st to take part in the Pen-y Ghent fell run, a fairly gruelling self-navigated 10K up and down Pen-y Ghent. Results were Rodger Alexander 69th 1-03-57, Paul Carlisle 116th 1-14-34, Sam King 140th 1-32-52, Kate Elis 141st 2-11-07, Lex Carlisle 142nd 2-11-07 and Mark Crittenden 143rd 2-14-38.

Thursday 6th June saw the 2nd leg of the Harwich Runners 5k series take place. Charlie Keitch 18:59, Ray Baggs 19:55, Vicky Presland 20:47, Phil Presland 21:47, Kevin James, 21:52, Brian Telford 21:59, Scott Young 22:08, Lara Townsend, 23:03, Tricia Stacey 23:23, Frank Gardiner 23:46, Davina Swindell 24:06, Jason Bennett 24:53, Cherie Hipkins 25:11, Chris Hayes 25:37, Stuart Baggs 26:16, Samantha Harwood 29:37, Lynsey Apps 30:20, Louise Reeve 31:35, Sandra James 31:50 and Dave Nugent 38:04. GBRC’s Luka Whatling and Tiegan Dale came 1st and 2nd respectively in the junior race, while Katie and Milly Presland both improved their times from race 1 and Keiran Dale posted the fastest Bentley time of the night.

Felixstowe Road Runners hosted the 2nd Friday 5 series at Kirton on Friday 7th June. A good number of Bentley runners took part on a cool sunny evening. Club captain Simon Dale was 1st GBRC man home in 29:37, followed by Clive Thomas 30:15, Dan Foster 30:33 and Michael Simmons, slicing 35 seconds off his PB in 31:17. Other excellent runs included Charlie Keitch 31:30, Vicky Presland 34:36, Ryan Bedingfield 36:05, Karen Skene 39:58, Martin West 40:04, Miriam Mark 40:19, Don Welsh 41:54, Marion Simmons 42:33, Jason Bennett 42:42, Chris Hayes 43:24, Paul Blackwell 43:35, Sue Thomas 46:08, Peter Reeve 48:43, Amanda Prior 50:18, Louise Reeve 55:00 and Dave Nugent 1:00:42.

2 GBRC runners turned out for the Colchester Parkrun on Saturday; Tricia Stacey, who ran in 23:59, and David Wright, who came 3rd and posted a new PB in just 18:02.

On Sunday, Ben Ficken ran the Hylands House 10k, part of the Essex 10k Cross Country series. Ficken finished 7th out of 129 runners, taking 41:15 to complete the 2 lap course.