held their annual ‘Pednor 5’ events on the May Bank Holiday, attracting
nearly 200 participants across all events.
The Pednor 5 Road Race was won by Tom Beedell (383) in 27:14, ahead of Vale of Aylesbury’s Charlie May (27:39) and fellow Chiltern Harrier Eddie O’Gorman (28:08). Chiltern Harriers won the team prize with Simon Beedell in 6th (29:29) and Adrian Berry in 8th (29:58) completing the team.
Samantha Amend (108) of Belgrave Harriers was the first lady across the line in 29:41, improving on her winning time from last year of 30:27. Chiltern Harriers’ Ali Young (32:42) and Kirstie Elliot (34:28) were 2nd & 3rd, and won the Ladies Team prize with Judith Orr in 6th (36:47), completing a successful night for Harriers.
Peter Allen of Burnham Joggers won the Junior Men prize, with an impressive time of 34:22.
The afternoon’s Pednor 5 Race Walk was dominated by a trio from Ilford AC: Francisco Reis completed the course in 41:52, followed by Steven Uttley & Peter Ryan who both finished in 44:19. Helen Middleton of Enfield & Haringey AC was first lady in 47:38.
The Pednor 5 Challenge (combined times for walk & run) was won this year by Steven Uttley (82:54), who ran the course in a very respectable 38:35 after his 2nd place in the Race Walk. Steve Allen (86:37) was second and first lady was Fiona Bishop of Woking AC with a combined time of 102:09.