Running: Harlow tough it out in mud of Newhall

Athletics / Tue 16th Dec 2014 at 04:37pm

HARLOW Running Club hosted the second round of the East Herts and West Essex Cross Country League on a cold Sunday morning over a five mile course on the fields and woods between Newhall and Church Langley, which were very muddy in places. The Ladies team race was won by Ware Joggers with HRC in 4th place, the men’s team race was also won by Ware with HRC 5th and overall the race was won by Ware Joggers followed by Bishop’s Stortford RC, Hoddesdon Tri, Saffron Walden Striders and HRC a disappointing 5th and last place. First HRC lady to finish was Julia Gardiner in 5th place out of 69 finishers in a superb 40min 10sec. She was followed home by Paula Reynolds 9th in 42min 07sec, Sharon Wright 13th in 43min 02sec and Sandi Rust 22nd in 46min 03sec. First finisher in the men’s race was Rob Lowe in 10th place out of 119 finishers in an excellent 34min 31sec. He was followed by Jamie Jephcott 25th in 36min 45sec, Alex Smith 34th in 37min 15sec and Steve Mackenzie 38th in 38min 33sec.

Other Runners
33rd Janice Page 48.04
43rd Holly Nairn 52.16
46th Paula Coleman 52.56
47th Michelle Aitken 53.02

43rd Adrian Fell 39.04
50th Andy Terrell 40.29
53rd Len Slaterley 40.58
60th John Tennant 41.47
61st Mark Hayward 42.01
70th Pasquale Pellecchia 43.32
75th Alan Cootes 43.53
78th Martin McColgan 44.21
89th Richard Smith 46.20
104th Matt Jones 51.50

Meanwhile at the Harlow Parkrun 5K Jamie Jephcott triumphed in 1st place out of 82 finishers in an excellent 19min 51sec. Jim Bates finished in 21st place and 1st Vet 70 in a personal best time for the distance (PB) of 24min 56sec which is a new HRC Vet 70 record. Also running were Andy Terrell 5th in 21min 30sec, Paul Dixon 17th in 24min 17sec(PB), Michelle Aitken 43rd in 29min 25sec, Alan Wellbelove 52nd in 30min 32sec, Pushpa Mistry 54th in 30min 56sec and Vicky Calver 62nd in 33min 30sec.

At the Panshanger Parkrun 5K at Hertford Rob Lowe was victorious in 1st place out of 103 finishers in a fantastic PB time of 18min 27sec, Sean Flynn was 22nd in 24min 19sec.

At the Southend Rudolf Run 5 Mile race Robin Lozeau finished in 69th place out of 302 finishers in 40min 50sec.

Prolithic runner Andy Kinney completed two races over the weekend in Dallas, Texas. On Saturday Kinney finished the Dallas 5K in 54th place out of 418 finishers in 27min 26sec. Then on Sunday he finished the Dallas Half Marathon in 3779th place out of 8429 finishers in 2hrs 16min 26sec,

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