ARC Weekly Race Report – Week 16 – 21st April 2021

We start this week’s report with a look back at the Kieran Maxwell Memorial Open, which took place on Sunday, 11 April 2021, at the Eastbourne Sports Complex in Darlington. Two Members of the Club’s Junior Section participated in the 100m Sprint.

Both running in Heat 5, Elizabeth CLAY came home in third place in a time of 14:37, and in doing so recorded the sixth fastest time of the day overall. Megan THOM was not far behind, completing her run in 16:34.

The event was the first time either athlete had competed in a single discipline event and it provided both with great experience.

Elizabeth CLAY and Megan THOM - Kieran Maxwell Memorial Open

On Sunday, 18 April 2021, the Senior Section’s Bev PHILLIPPO headed just up the road to take part in the Wild Deer Events’ Raby Castle Trail Run. Selecting the 5 Mile option, Bev came home in a time of 48:24.

Also on the same day, several Members participated in the TriHard Yorkshire Duathlon, albeit representing the Aycliffe Tri Club. The event, comprising both cycling and running, took place at Croft Motor Racing Circuit near Dalton-on-Tees.

Over the Sprint Distance, Alan KELLETT recorded a time of 1:22.36, with Kevin GREENALL just behind him in a time of 1:26.35. Anne KELLETT followed them home in a very respectable 1:40.11.

Over the Standard Distance, which took place later in the day, Trevor DIXON posted a very creditable time of 2:06.12, and he was followed in by Graham ATKINS in 2:21.28.

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