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Running: Marathon preparation continues apace

Athletics / Tue 21st Jan 2014 at 01:15pm

HARLOW Running Club members began their Spring Marathon preparations
by competing in the Folksworth 15 Mile race. The hilly two lap course
near Peterborough proved very productive for HRC members with two new
club records and a personal best time for the distance. Just turned
eighteen Daniel Jephcott, in his debut at the distance, finished in
211th place out of 450 finishers and 1st Junior in an excellent 2hr
03min 42sec to create a new HRC U20 record. Janice Page, also in her
distance debut, finished in 250th place in a superb 2hrs 08min 14sec
to improve the HRC Female Vet 50 record which has stood since 1999.
Graham Saville was 227th in a PB time of 2hrs 05min 49sec. First HRC
member to finish was Jamie Jephcott in 59th place in 1hr 44mn 05sec.
He was followed home by Colin Moody 110th and 3rd Vet 60 in 1hr 50min
32sec and John Tennant 138th in 1hr 53min 49sec. Also running In their
debut at the distance were David Page (309th, 2.15.54), Terry Pike
(346th, 2.22.03) and Santosh Kumar (373rd, 2.26.44).

At the Benfleet 15 Mile multi-terrain race Holly Nairn finished in
427th place out of 560 finishers in 2hrs 43min.

At the Fred Hughes 10 Mile race in St. Albans, Rick Ricketts in his
first race back from long term injury, finished in 129th place out of
662 finishers in a commendable 71min 14sec and he was followed by Sean
Flynn 193rd in 75min 11sec.

Andy Kinney completed the Rock’n’Roll Marathon at Phoenix Arizona
finishing in 2523rd place out 2878 finishers in 5hrs 38min 04sec.

At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Paul Schroder finished in
35th place out of 102 finishers in 24min 36sec, followed by Debbie
Barry 45th in 26min 08sec and Wendy Spring 67th in 29min 12sec.

At the Chelmsford Parkrun 5K Justin Patten finished in 96th place out
of 409 finishers in 23min 36sec followed by Martin McColgan 111th in
24min 07sec.

At the Oak Hill Parkrun 5K in Barnet Richard Solomons finished in 14th
place out of 84 finishers and 1st Vet 60 in 22min 20sec.

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