Watford Half 2014

Watford Half 2014

A good Vegan Runners UK turnout at the Watford Half last weekend with lots of PBs despite a course that isn’t flat and involved some paddling here and there!

Verna Burgess, Hortencia McKechnie, Shelley van der Berg, Evelina Odej and Rafal TKaczyk running with Peter Simpson (thanks for the photos) and Kim Wright  (between her St John Ambulance duties) supporting.

Peter reports:

“VRUK members took advantage of the good conditions with 4 of 5 times PBs. Rafal 1.33.23 by 4 mins, Verna (V50) 1.37.51 by several mins (how did she manage it – benefit of Box Hill?), Shelley 1.43.52, Evelina 2.01.25 and Hortencia (recovering from cold) 2.33.14. Verna was also 1st female in her local club and 7th V45 (2nd V50?). Watford half is a tough course.”

Verna says:

” – very pleased with the PB. I stuck to my race plan but I did slow up quite a bit in the last 3 miles – I never seem to have a last surge in any race I do. It was good to know I can still put in a good performance despite the race a couple of days before too. Proud to wear the VR vest and it meant I sneaked past a few Tring Runners before they realised it was me!”

Verna Burgess

Verna Burgess

Rafal tells:

” … I was in the zone:). I did 1.33.23, new PB and nearly 5 minutes improvement from last year. Nice undulating course on countryside roads. Partly flooded with ankle deep ponds here and there.”

Rafal Tkaczyk

Rafal Tkaczyk

Hortencia is hard to miss in those tights!

Hortencia is hard to miss in those tights!

Evelina getting closer to that sub-2hr with her PB

Evelina getting close to that magic sub-2hr with her 2:01:25 PB

Shelley

Shelley going strong

Peter Simpson supporting

Peter Simpson supporting

Hortencia and Kim

Hortencia and Kim

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