Race Results - Maximum Mileage Athletes - w/e 16/10/22

October 17, 2022

Nick Hancock


Race Results w/e 16/10/2022

It really has been another special weekend for the Maximum Mileage coached athletes... and, even I was in action myself!
  • So first up, yes, it was myself toeing the line at the adidas Terrex Maverick race on the Jurassic Coast on Saturday. I chose the "long" course (46km, 4000ft elevation) and, well, I won it! Coming home 13 minutes ahead of 2nd place on a beautiful, but savagely windy day! A proud moment after a tough year for our family, this was a bit of a win for the whole family and it was amazing having my boys there at the finish line as well as my wife Alyson who is coming to the finish line of her breast cancer treatment now :) 
  • Then we had Marcus Weedon who ran the RunToTheSea 50km. This was his first Ultra! Marcus is normally a 5-10km runner with a penchant for track work! But he took on this challenge and we took his pace into the longer stuff and he clocked a phenomenal 4:15 and came home in 16th place out of 321 runners! What a result!
  • Sakina Sidik also took on the same race as Marcus and she completed the course in an excellent 7:40. Sakina was delighted with how much stronger she finished this ultra than compared to others before she was coached by myself... and, she did this race with her husband... they are, indeed, still married! lol! Well done Sakina!
  • Emma Hines was vying for an England Masters jersey as she took on the Bath Half Marathon. It didn't all go Emma's way at the start of the race, but she hung on to finish in a rapid 1:25.33, 3rd in her age category and 24th lady overall out of many many thousands!! We await her result of her England masters jersey! So proud of Emma's approach to this race and I look forward to helping her go after another 1:24 attempt!
  • Emma Newman was also in action. Ring the PB bell on this one as she smashed her previous 10km PB by a whopping 4 minutes, setting a new PB of 1:00.30 at the Town and Gown 10km in Cambridge! As well as improving physically, Emma and I have really been working on her approach to the mental side of running and its her new found resolve and confidence in the latter stages of the race that have improved so much! Well done Emma!
  • All the Emma's were in action this weekend... Emma Collins also ran (again!) as she topped off 3 HUMUNGOUS weeks having done the London Marathon, then Glasgow to Edinburgh 56 mile ultra and then the 3rd weekend in a row, she did the Rannoch Half marathon! Emma has now wrapped up all her deferred races and we begin a new focus on getting her a marathon PB in the spring!
  • Next up we had Bex Dunne... fresh off her first ever marathon just a coupe of weeks ago, she ran the Amsterdam half. She was running it with a friend, but mid race they split up and Bex really put the hammer down finishing strongly amongst a huge crowd and a great occasion in the 'Dam'!
  • Also at Amsterdam, was Debbie Williams. Debbie has been going from strength to strength and again she had another superb weekend and was delighted with her time of 2:13. This meant a lot to Debbie as she has struggled with her breathing and asthma which held her trainign back for so long, but a combo of getting that under control and being able to really dig into her training and she is now putting out times that are edging close to her all-time PBs!
  • Next up, Sophie Rej ran her first half marathon! She chose the challenging Eden Half Marathon in Cornwall, a very hilly little number! She ran a fabulous 2:13 and felt strong, despite a little knee niggle annoying her! A superb effort and, as someone who doesn't do things small, we now build to her first ever ultra... I mean, who needs to do a marathon first right ?!?!?
  • Speaking of marathons... last but by absolutely no means least, was Chris Evans who took on the York marathon. Chris started with me a little over 2 months ago and he has been loving the structure to his training, his strength work and has even lost a "bit of timber"! He was absolutely  delighted to run his fastest marathon since, and his words, "since 1989 at Berlin! There was still a Berlin wall then!" Haha! A pleasure coaching Chris and, after a little break, we focus on some big challenges next year!
Well done to all my Maximum Mileage athletes!
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