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Running: Harlow take to the hills

Athletics / Tue 17th Jun 2014 at 11:12am

HARLOW Running Club competed in the second round of the Herts/Essex Mid Week Road Race League Div 2 last week, over a very undulating 10K course at Stevenage. Once again the ladies team outperformed the men, finishing in a fantastic 1st place out of 9 teams with the men finishing in 4th place and overall Harlow finished in 3rd place.

After two rounds Harlow lie in 3rd place with 28 points, just 1 point behind Bishop’s Stortford with North Herts Road Runners top with 35 points.

First female finisher for HRC was Louise Tankard in 3rd place out of 90 finishers in an excellent 41min 57 seconds, a personal best time for the distance (PB) and a new HRC Senior Ladies record. She was followed home by Dionne Jones 6th and 1st Vet 35 in 44min 08sec, Julia Gardiner 7th and 2nd Vet 35 and Paula Reynolds 9th and 3rd Vet 35.

There were also PBs for Sandi Rust 27th in 48min 42sec, Clair Adams 58th in 53min 25sec and Holly Nairn 70th in 55min 16sec. In the men’s race Jared Bethell finished in 8th place out of 151 finishers in a superb 35min 59sec and he was followed by Steve Mackenzie 33rd and 3rd Vet 50 in 40min 09sec and Adrian Fell 39th in 40min 40sec. John Tennant was 68th and 2nd Vet 60 in 43min 12sec and there were PB runs from Pete Brewin 46th in 41min 02sec, Santosh Kumar 86th in 44min 34sec, Mark Hayward 89th in 44min 32sec and Spencer Brooks 115th in 48min 21sec.
Other HRC runners:

Ladies
11th Sharon Wright 45.20
39th Faith Jackson-Lee 50.27
45th Janice Page 51.03
54th Debbie Barry 52.29
59th Michelle Aitken 53.27
67th Debbie Smith 54.37
68th Emma Wadding 54.39
72nd Jane Evans 55.46
73rd Wendy Spring 55.46
75th Karen Moir 56.34
76th Alison Bull 56.35
89th Vicky Calver 67.56
Men:
47th Andy Terrell 41.07
48th Daniel Jephcott 41.13
82nd Sean Flynn 44.18
88th Jon Steadman 45.25
91st John Bull 45.43
103rd Paul Lee 46.52
105th Colin Moody 46.59
106th Brendon MacLean 47.10
119th Robin Lozeau 49.07
122nd Graham Pugh 49.30
136th Matt Jones 52.51
138th Paul Schroder 53.25
148th Ron Newton 59.58

Meanwhile at a very hilly Great Easton 5 Mile race which doubled as
the Essex Championships HRC achieved three new club records and three
Essex medals. Steve Murtagh finished in 15th place out of 187
finishers and 2nd Vet 50 to win the silver medal in his category in a
fantastic 28min 33sec to create a new HRC Vet 50 record. He was
followed by Jamie Jephcott 34th in 31min 06sec, Daniel Jephcott 57th
in 33min 33sec and John Tennant 71st and 2nd Vet 60 to win the silver
medal in his category in 35min 01sec. Dionne Jones finished 57th in a
PB time of 35min 08sec to create a new HRC Ladies Vet 40 record and
Debbie Smith 147th finished in a PB time of 43min 14sec. Paulene
Galoppi, in her debut at the distance, finished in 179th place and 3rd
Lady Vet 65 to win the bronze medal in her category in 49min 50sec and
create a new HRC Ladies Vet 65 record.

Other HRC runners:
86th Jon Steadman 36.30
90th Colin Moody 36.59
93rd Pasquale Pellecchia 37.06
108th Robin Lozeau 38.51
142nd Debbie Barry 42.29
178th Vicky Calver 49.27

At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Graham George finished in
18th place out of 93 finishers in 22min 50sec and Andy Kinney 47th in
27min 11sec.

At the St Albans Parkrun 5K Richard Solomons finished in 65th place
out 290 finishers in 21min 36sec.

At the Penn 7 Mile race in Buckinhamshire Andy Terrell finished in
15th place out of 263 finishers in 47min 55sec.

At the Hatfield Heath Festival Fun Run 3 miles Jared Bethell and Alan
Broughton finished 1st and 2nd respectively out of 97 finishers.

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