Athletics: Magnificent Marathons in Manchester for Harlow athletes

A NUMBER of Harlow athletes ran superbly at the Manchester Marathon at the weekend.

There were four personal bests (PB) and one club record from the eight participants.

Alex Smith finished in 185th place out of 9340 finishers in a fantastic PB time of 2.52.54. Sharon Wright was 846th in a PB time of 3.11.13 which is a new Female Vet 35 record which has stood since 1997 and also the fastest time by any female runner in the history of the club.

Adrian Fell finished in 1413rd place in 3.22.11 (PB), Martyn Coulter 1428th in 3.22.25 (PB), Martin Westley 1895th in 3.29.25 in his debut at the distance, Andy Kitson 1910th in 3.29.43 (debut), Kerry Mavris 4749th in 4.03.38 and Bobby Draper 6145th in 4.25.01 (debut).

These were all tremendous performances and testament to their hard work our on the roads but also the team spirit that is imbued at Harlow Running Club.

Sharon Wright

Manchester 1

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