July 2020 saw the conclusion of the latest in the series of Virtual Races organised for WRRL Clubs and Runners, over the classic distance of 1 Mile. The men’s event saw a tie for 1st place with both Dominic Priest of Leamington C & AC and Ben Kruze of Stratford AC running a time of 4 minutes and 22 seconds. The Ladies event was won by Megan McDonald of Leamington C & AC in a time of 5 minutes and 6 seconds. In the Team event classifications, newly County Affiliated club McCarkiss Endurance Project debuting well to take 1st place in the Male Masters and 2nd place behind a buoyant Stratford AC in the Male Open event
Results can be seen via the links below:
All Results :: https://bit.ly/vWRRL-20-R3
Team Results :: https://bit.ly/vWRRL-20-R3-Team
Top 3s per Age Category :: https://bit.ly/20-R3-Top3sCat
All Age Category Results :: https://bit.ly/vWRRL-20-R3-Cat
A 10K event is now available to enter via the following link:
Please try to submit ahead of the last day of the month as we had a few teething issues this time round on deadline day! I’m hoping to work on collated Series results over the next few weeks to show aggregated scores for both athletes and teams over the course of the 3 events so far.
See attached letter from AW from 1961. Back then female runners generally didnt start cross country until the U20 age group. Some organisations had started to hold races for 15 and 16 year old girls but that caused some controversy hence the attached letter. It may seem strange but its not that long ago. What would they have thought back then of U11 or even primary school cross country leagues!!
Sad to report that Ken Bull of Coventry Godiva Harriers has passed away.
Ken was made a Life Vice President of Warwickshire County AA in recognition of his service to our sport at County level but he is probably best known for his massive contribution to Coventry Godiva Harriers.
In his younger days Ken was a very good quality middle distance runner – his favourite event being the 880 yards (2 laps).. In later years he became a Club stalwart on the admin and coaching side of things. Particularly coaching of young athletes which contributed to the CGH pre-eminence in middle distance and endurance events.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken’s widow Iris and their children Sharon and Alan.
The photograph shows Ken with the Coventry Godiva Harriers team that won the County Cross Country Championships in 1963 (in the snow). Back row is:- Tommy Wyre, Ken Bull, Tony Snoad, Pete Burns. Front row:- Basil Heatley, Bob Carey, Alan Dowall, Bob Turney (Capt), Ray Allen, Brian Kilby.