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.
“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.”
” – 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!”
” … 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.”