Athletics: Harlow 10 blazes a trail through the town

Athletics / Mon 29th Jul 2013 am31 08:54am

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 athletics track. The race was won by Gavin Allen of Halstead Road
Runners in a fantastic 56min 37sec. He was closely followed by
Springfield Striders Mark Newton in 56min 39sec and Tom Cammack in
56min 52sec.

First lady to finish was Jo Newens from the Road Runners
Club in 31st place in an excellent 67min 27sec. She was followed by
Claire Somerton (32nd) from Cambridge and Coleridge AC in 67min 37sec
and Karen Murphy (40th) from Barnet and District AC in 69min 21sec.
Springfield Striders won both men’s and ladies team prize’s.

First HRC member was Frank Purdoe (51st) in 1hr 10min 57sec in his debut at the
distance. He was followed by James Berger (59th) in 1hr 13min 04sec
and John Tennant (60th) and 1st Vet 60 in 1hr 13min 10sec. Richard
Solomons (63rd) was 3rd Vet 60 in 1hr 13min 27sec and Daniel Jephcott
(69th) was 3rd U20 in a personal best time for the distance of 1hr
15min 19sec. First HRC lady was Catherine Ridge (132nd) in a personal
best time of 1hr 25min 12sec and she was closely followed by Sandra
Rust (136th) in 1hr 25min 23sec. There were also personal best times
for Robin Lozeau (114th ) in 1hr 21min 47sec and Andy Ramage (125th)
in 1hr 24min 10sec. A total of 249 runners finishers the course.

Full HRC List
51st Frank Purdoe 1.10.57
59th James Berger 1.13.04
60th John Tennant 1.13.10 1st Vet 60
63rd Richard Solomons 1.13.27 3rd Vet 60
69th Daniel Jephcott 1.15.19 3rd U20 PB
97th Alex Smith 1.19.05
98th Peter Ayling 1.19.10
114th Robin Lozeau 1.21.47 PB
125th Andy Ramage 1.24.10 PB
132nd Catherine Ridge 1.25.12 PB
136th Sandra Rust 1.25.23
185th Deborah Smith 1.33.23
248th Vicky Calver 2.00.19

At the Chelmsford Parkrun 5K David Page finished in 81st position out
of 211 finishers in a personal best time of 24min 05sec while wife
Janice (92nd) was 1st Vet 50 in 24min 31sec.

At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Spencer Brooks finished
in 16th place out of 92 finishers in 23min 10sec. He was followed by
Graham George (17th) in 23min 11sec and Robin Lozeau (19th) and 2nd
Vet 50 in a personal best time of 23min 17sec.

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