Running: Harlow motor in Grand Prix

Athletics / Thu 15th Jan 2015 at 01:37pm

HARLOW Running Club had three medallists in this years Essex Road Running Championships Grand Prix. The Championships are held annually over several distances – 5M, 10K, 10M, Half Marathon, 20M and Marathon. Points are awarded for the first ten in each age category of each race. These points are totted up after the last race and medals awarded to the first three in each age category overall. John Tennant won the silver medal in the Vet 60 category, Colin Moody the bronze in the same category and Paulene Galoppi the bronze medal in the Ladies Vet 65 category.

At the Harlow Parkrun 5K John Bull finished in 14th position out of 114 finishers in 23min 56sec. He was followed home by Paul Dixon 18th in 24min 31sec, Andy Ramage 19th in 24min 41sec, Graham Saville 24th in 25min 24sec, Jim Bates 25th and 1st Vet 70 in 25min 26sec, Terry Pike 45th in 27min 56sec, Alan Wellbelove 61st in 30min 22sec and Pushpa Mistry 72nd in 32min 43sec.

Meanwhile at the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Rob Lowe was victorious, winning the race out of 113 finishers in an excellent personal best time for the distance of 18min 04sec, he was followed by Jamie Jephcott 5th in 19min 48sec.

At the Chelmsford Parkrun 5K Janice Page finished in 149th place out of 395 finishers and 1st Lady Vet 50 in 25min 29sec and husband Dave was 169th in 26min 07sec.

At a hilly Woodcote 10K in Oxfordshire Jamie Jephcott finished in 19th place out of 372 finishers in a superb 40min 13sec. He was followed home by son Daniel 60th in 45min 14sec and Richard Solomons 82nd and 1st Vet 60 in 46min 56sec.

Prolific runner Andy Kinney completed another exhausting double header marathon weekend. On Saturday he finished the Martello Marathon Day 1 in 77th place out of 111 finishers in 5hrs 14min 37sec. On Sunday he finished the Day 2 Marathon in 77th place out of 89 finishers in 5hrs 42min 59sec.
The Martello marathons run partly on the promenade, the coastal path and the sea defence walls heading towards several Martello Towers between Folkestone and Hythe in Kent which is known as the Saxon Shore Way.

A late result from the previous week, Andy Kinney finished the Longman Eastbourne Winter Trail 10 Mile race in 128th place out of 143 finishers in 1hr 48min 34sec. This is a very scenic race, taking in views across Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, and very tough route along the South Downs Way.

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