July Races

The Wedding Day 7k is a local firm favourite for many a Saltire over the years and this edition was no exception. 10 of us took part and the rain just about held off. As always we all enjoyed rediscovering that 7km is two long kilometers further than 5km. Your Captain Alex Mackula was first member home in an excellent time of 25.52. The ladies outnumbered the men on the night, 6-4 and Claire Altmann was first Thames lady home, followed by Liz Stavreski and then Anri Cohen.Thanks to those who came out to support as well.

Up in Battersea Park, we’ve been enjoying a few great races over the summer. The mile relays are another entertaining event and the wall of noise that greets you during the mad 400 metre dash for home is great for the ears.  Depending on how fast you’ve set off, one mile can really seem like a long way but for others, why run one mile when you can run two. That was the thinking of Natalie Seymour who ran legs one and three to secure a bronze medal for one of the ladies teams.  A combined total of 16:35, with Natalie running 5:05 and 5:24, with Liz Stavreski sandwiched in the middle with 6:04. Thirteenth team home comprised Anri Cohen, Andrea Buchanan and Jess Davies, with a combined total of 18:13. One male team consisting of Alex Stavreski, (5:11) guest runner Fabio Maroni (6:02) and Robert Harrison (6:23) bringing us home.  Our combined total was 17:37 and we were the 62nd team.

The silver starling 5k on the 15th July also featured excellent performances from Simon Molden (17:18) and hot on his heels, the ever speedy Natalie Seymour in with a PB performance of 17:21. Natalie was second lady on the night, 33 second behind a runner who came 12th in the 2018 National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill.