Athletics: Jared first local home in Harlow 10 miler

Athletics / Tue 22nd Jul 2014 at 01:29pm

HARLOW Running Club staged the 25th running of the Harlow 10 Mile Road Race on a very warm Sunday morning. The course started in London Road, opposite Mark Hall 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 Jake Shelley of Shaftsbury Barnet Harriers in a fantastic 54min 42sec.

harlowrunjaredHe was followed home by Paul Whittaker of Southend AC in 54min 57sec and Pere Capdevila, unattached, in 56min 31sec. First lady to finish was Alex Gounelas of Eton Manor AC in an excellent 63min 30sec and she was followed by Nikki Brockbank of Springfield Striders 21st in 65min 30sec and Karen Murphy of Barnet & District AC 27th in 68min 02sec. First Harlow runner was Jared Bethell in 4th place in a superb 60min 05sec. He was followed home by ex paralympian gold medalist Noel Thatcher 10th and 3rd Vet 40 in 61min 21sec, Lyndon Cooper 11th in a personal best time for the distance of 61min 31sec, Alan Broughton 26th in 68min 01sec, Daniel Jephcott 43rd in 71min 48sec and Robin Lozeau 106th in 86min 05sec. The men’s team prize was won by Ilford AC and the ladies by Springfield Striders. A total of 199 runners finished the course.

Meanwhile Harlow Running Club competed in the Midweek League Road Race Mob Match on Thursday, a race involving runners from both divisions of the league, over a two lap course at Welwyn Garden City. In the ladies race Louise Tankard finished in 9th place out of 101 finishers and she was followed by Sharon Wright 16th in 45min 32sec and Paula Reynolds 24th in 47min 58sec. In the men’s race Rob Lowe finished in 24th place out of 236 finishers in 37min 45sec and he was followed by Jamie Jephcott 54th in 39min 37sec and Steve Mackenzie in 41min 03sec. After the race there was a Midweek League presentation ceremony in which HRC picked up five individual Division 2 series awards. Louise Tankard capped a superb series by winning the Senior Ladies category while Julia Gardiner was the Ladies Vet 35 winner. Sharon Wright was 2nd in the Senior Ladies, Steve Mackenzie was 3rd Vet 50 and John Tennant 2nd Vet 60.

Other HRC runners:
31st Dandra Rust 50.57
32nd Janice Page 51.07
57th Karen Moir 55.21
59th Holly Nairn 55.44
66th Alison Bull 57.36
82nd Joy Hale 62.04
89th Claire Stevens 63.56

76th Adrian Fell 41.55
82nd Daniel Jephcott 42.14
100th Sean Flynn 43.58
103rd Frank Pardoe 44.09
108th John Tennant 44.25
109th Santosh Kumar 44.26
136th John Bull 46.26
137th Brendon MacLean 46.30
140th Mark Hayward 46.52
165th Colin Moody 48.56
166th Andy Ramage 48.57
178th Peter Ayling 50.33
185th Robin Lozeau 50.55
212nd Andy Kinney 57.27

At the Serpentine 5K in Hyde Park Steve Murtagh finished in 2nd place out of 180 finishers and 1st Vet 50 in an excellent 17min 03sec, just 7 seconds outside the HRC Vet 50 record.

At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Jason Haigh finished in 5th place out of 96 finishers in 20min 35sec. He was followed home by Andy Kinney 58th in 28min 35sec and Pushpa Mistry 67th in 29min 54sec.

At the Basingstoke Parkrun 5K Richard Solomons finished in 34th place out of 281 finishers and 1st Vet 60 in 21min 09sec.

At the multi-terrain Stansted 10k Gary Godfrey finished in 22nd place out 195 finishers in 48min dead and Jon Steadman was 43rd in 53min 09sec.

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