Nick Goolab‘s 64:34 half marathon debut in Bath on Sunday is the quickest Belgravian time across the distance since Phil Wicks went one second quicker in Wokingham in 2015.
Belgrave’s all time HM record-holder is Paul Evans, who ran a lightning 60:09 in Marrakesh in January 1995 and a 61:18 at the Great North Run in 1997.
Back in Bath
Passing the 10k marker in 30:26 – some 20 seconds quicker than his road 10k pb – Goolab moved up from third to finish second, just over 80 seconds behind GB Olympian Chris Thompson in first.
Clubmates Alex Mills (82:53) and Patrick McDougall (84:56) also ran well.
A good week for HM successes
Goolab’s fantastic run in Bath comes a week after PBs at the Big Half for Bradley Courtney-Pinn (72:19) and Nick Buckle (72:53) as well as Steve Gardner at the Surrey Half in Woking (74:08).
On Saturday, new recruit Ben MacCronan, arriving at Battersea Park for a tempo run, took the opportunity to jump into the Sri Chinmoy 10k and took a comfortable win in 32:05.
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#London #SriChinmoyRaces First race of the new season! 👏👏👏✨✨✨ Congratulations to all runners in our 10k race in Battersea Park this windy morning. We had a bit challenging start of the day, as our van with all the race equipment broke down on our way to the park. But luckily, we managed to get the essentials to the park just on time for the race set up. So let’s give a hand to the fastest runners: Men under 50!🏃♂️ 1. Ben Mac Crowen 32:05 @belgraveharriers 2.James Ellis 32:29 @thamesvalleyharriers 3. Alex Davy 32:43 Leeds City AC. . . Women under 50!🏃♀️ 1. Laura Bohm 38:37 @claphamchasers 2. Lauren Longhurst 40:00 @morningtonchasers 3. Lucy Werthem 40:33 @claphamchasers The official results will be up within 24 hours. Thanks everyone for coming! . . . Music: Paradise Musician: @iksonofficial #runandbecome #10krace #10k #runhappy #runnerslife #batterseapark #parkrun #running10k #londonrunning #london10k #londonrunners #saturdayrun #happysaturday #instarunners #runbetter #keeponrunning