Athletics: Hilly challenge in the Town Park

HARLOW Running Club held its first of three Ladies 5K Series of races last week on a hilly course through the town park. The winner of this first race was Rebecca White of Saffron Striders in an excellent 20min 26sec. She was followed home by HRC members Paula Reynolds (2nd) in 22min 08sec and Catherine Ridge (3rd) in a personal best time for the distance of 23min 24sec. Lyndsey Hodge (5th) also ran a PB in 24min 31sec, Janice Page (7th) was 1st Vet 50 in 25min 16sec and 13 year old
Laura Jephcott (22nd) was 1st Junior in 30min 23sec. Harlow Running Club won the team prize in this first race.

Cricket: Old Brentwood tear Harlow Town apart

OLD Brentwoods won the toss and decided to have a bat. They got off to a great start, with 50 runs coming from the first 7 overs. The spinners were introduced and town eventually got the break through when Ramya Upadhyay dismissed Osman Chaudhry for 27. All of Old Brentwoods top 5 contributed with over 20 runs. Abdul Rehman (66) and Khalid Sarwar (73) both made half centuries with Sarwar hitting some big sixes. The spinners where the best bowlers for Town with Ramya taking 3 wickets and Shaun Alderson with figures of 7-1-35-5.

Athletics: Harlow 10 blazes a trail through the town

HARLOW Running Club staged the 24th running of the Harlow 10 Mile Road Race on a warm and windy Sunday morning. The course started in London Road, opposite Mark Hayourll Sports Centre, went through Newhall, Church Langley, along Hastingwood Road, Threshers Bush, Foster Street,along Harlow Common, cross Potter Street onto the cycle track, through
Ladyshot along Momples Road, then into Felmongers and finished on Mark Hall track.
Hall athletics track.

Cricket: Harlow Town see off Basildon

HTCC lost the toss and took the field against a strong and confident B&PCC side. Dan Farmer (2 for 30) and Dan Calver (1-51) got the townies off to a good start taking wickets early to reduce the hosts to 62 for 4 after 15 overs. The middle order rallied a little but were kept in check by some impressive fielding and bowling from the Townies before a last wicket stand of 32 helped them post a below par but respectable 218 from 52 overs. All the bowlers picked up wickets but the pick was Ronnie Yates who took 4 for 22 from 7 valuable overs. J Bonnett top scored for B&PCC with 53.

Athletics: Mob no match for Harlow runners

At the Chelmsford Parkrun 5K on Saturday Roy Steven finished in 41st place out of 213 finishers and 1st Vet 60 in a superb 21min 12 sec. He was followed home by Dave Page (96th) in 24min 20sec and Janice Page(101st) 1st Vet 50 lady in an excellent personal best time for the distance of 24min 39sec.

Cricket: Bride, groom, horse and helicopter stop play!

Additionally, the match was halted for the passing of combine harvesters and various other farm equipment. However, the most impressive “delay” was the arrival down the route of a four horse drawn carriage conveying a bride to the adjacent church; play having been suspended earlier by the helicopter arrival of the groom.

Cricket: Coleman on fire (again!) in duel in the sun

Charlie Coleman (picture attached) came to the crease to join Shiraz Ali and the pair put on a batting master class. With some huge sixes from Charlie and cultured drives from Shiraz, the pair put on over 200 run partnership. Shiraz eventually retired ill on 75. Coleman kept going and was eventually bowled for 181 and what is believed to be a club league record. Town declared on 304.

Wixon leaves the Hawks

HARLOW TOWN have confirmed that Piers Wixon won’t be re-signing for the Hawks for the forthcoming season. After a recent holiday and talks with various clubs, Wixon has decided to join another Ryman Division One North club.

Cricket: Coleman is mustard as Harlow Town beat Woodford

Opening batsmen Shiraz Ali and Pat Yates got off to a brilliant start for the home side. The pair put on an opening stand of 95 before Yates was out LBW on 29. Shiraz reached his half century and was bowled on 60. Scott Alderson followed him next over for 15 and Town were 133-3 with thoughts of a repeat from the last two weeks batting performances starting to creep in.

Athletics: Read survives the heat at Lake District

HARLOW Running Club’s Paul Jeffrey-Read completed the Coniston Trail Marathon in the Lake District, taking in a complete circuit of Coniston Water on very rough trails and in the heat of the day. He finished in 42nd place out of 255 finishers in an excellent 4hrs 01min 35sec.

Athletics: Busy weekend for Harlow Running Club

HARLOW Running Club competed in the last round of the Herts/Essex Mid Week Road Race League division 2 over a 5 mile course at Welwyn Garden City. The men’s team finished 3rd, the ladies team 4th and Harlow were 4th overall. The final league positions show the men’s team 3rd, the ladies team 4th and overall in 4th place out of eight teams.

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