Athletics: Jared stars in Chelmsford Marathon

Athletics / Tue 21st Oct 2014 at 09:29am

HARLOW Running Club were well represented at the inaugural Chelmsford Marathon with 16 runners finishing the course on what was a windy and unseasonably warm day. Leading the way was Jared Bethell in 6th place out of 960 finishers in an excellent 2hrs 57min 33sec. He was followed home by Alex Smith 93rd in a personal best time for the distance (PB) of 3hrs 33min 28sec.

Harlow Running Club MarathonFirst HRC lady to finish was Lyndsey Hodge 163rd in a superb 3hrs 43min 09sec and she was followed by Sandra Rust 236th in 3hrs 52min 14sec, just 1 min outside her PB. Brendon Maclean finished in 273rd place in 3hrs 57min 52sec (PB), John Bull 282nd in 3hrs 58min 22sec, and Janice Page 340th in 4hrs 03min 46sec just 2min outside her PB. Debutantes at the distance Mark Hayward 355th finished in 4hrs 05min 57sec, Debbie Smith 475th in 4hrs 21min 15sec and Clair Adams 491st in 4hrs 23min 42sec. Matt Jones 493rd finished in 4hrs 25min 50sec, Holly Nairn 692nd in 4hrs 51min 57sec, Alison Bull 709th in 4hrs 53min 44sec (PB), Karen Moir 753rd in 4hrs 59min 41sec, Joy Hale 804th in 5hrs 12min 12sec and Claire Stevens 805th in 5hrs 12min 13sec in her debut for the club but a PB by over 26min in her second marathon.

Meanwhile at the Edmonton 10k Robin Lozeau finished in 79th place out of 229 finishers in 49min 14sec and Debbie Barry 128th in 53min 44sec.

At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Jamie Jephcott finished in 3rd place out of 113 finishers in a superb 19min 55sec. He was followed by Andy Kinney 64th in 28min 17sec and Pushpa Mistry 81st in 30min 02sec.

The following day Kinney competed in the Cabbage Patch 10 Mile race at Twickenham finishing in 1465th place out of 1729 finishers in 1hr 41min 29sec.

At the Chelmsford Parkrun 5K David Page finished in 134th place out of 374 finishers in 24min 23sec.

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