Running : Sun shines on Harlow 10 Mile Road Race

Athletics / Tue 8th Sep 2015 at 08:39am

HARLOW Running Club staged the 26th running of the Harlow 10 Mile Road Race, this year sponsored by global sports retailer Decathlon. This year the race proceeds will be shared between the two West Essex charities: West Essex Mind, supporting anyone who is affected by mental health problems, and Accuro, supporting people with a disability. 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.

Weather conditions on the day were perfect for running, with cool temperatures and little wind. Just before the start Harlow Running Club Member and fitness instructor Jared Bethell led the runners through a warmup session to ensure they were ready to begin racing. The race was won by Alex Milne from Enfield & Haringey Athletic Club in a fantastic 52min 55sec, with a winning margin of over 4 minutes. He was followed home by Thomas Grimes from East London Runners in 57min 35sec and Andy Barnes from London Heathside in 57min 58sec.

First female finisher was Victoria Walker from Shaftesbury Barnet in 25th place in an excellent 64min 27sec and she was followed by Wendy Walsh from St Albans Striders 48th in 69min 53sec and Evonne Linney from Ealing Eagles 69th in 74min 28sec.

First Harlow Running Club member to finish was Jared Bethell (5th in a superb 58.14) and he was folowed by Lyndon Cooper (7th in 59.34 PB), Len Slaterlay (47th in 1hr 09min 28sec PB), Daniel Jephcott (52nd in 1.11.17), Carinne Jay (74th in 1.15.05 in her debut at the distance), Martyn Coulter (111th in 1.20.42 PB), Catherine Ridge (115th in 1.21.34 PB), Alan Wellbelove (121st in 1.22.23 PB), Richard Smith (154th in 1.29.29 debut), Michelle Aitken (158th in 1.30.32 PB) and Paula Coleman(177th in 1.35.38 debut) There were a total of 208 finishers.

Thanks to Faith Jackson-Lee for the photos.

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The course, begins at Mark Hall Sports Centre and then winds its way through Church Langley before heading off around Hastingwood, Hobbs Cross, back down Foster Street and then linking up with the Latton Street cycle track.

The race was won by Enfield and Haringey athlete, Alex Milne in an impressive 52.55. First Harlow athlete home was Jared Bethell in fifth place in 58.14.

First woman home was Shaftsbury Barnet’s Victoria Walker in 64.27.

There were 208 finishers.

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