Athletics: Harlow Running Club get on their Wix!

Athletics / Wed 21st Oct 2015 at 01:03pm

Harlow at WixHARLOW Running Club fielded nine runners at the Essex 5 Mile Championships at
Wix, near Harwich, and came away with two Essex medals, two HRC records and five
personal best times for the distance (PB). Louise Brass finished in 62nd place
out of 326 finishers and 3rd female to earn the bronze championship medal in an
excellent 32min 19sec. Paulene Galoppi was 284th and 2nd female Vet 65 to earn
the silver medal in her category in 48min 24sec, a new HRC Female Vet 65 record.
John Tennant (114th in 35.00) created a new HRC Vet 65 record which has stood
since 2008. First Harlow runner to finish was Jamie Jephcott (40th in 30.36)
just 9 seconds outside his PB and he was followed by Colin Moody (138th in
36.12), Robin Lozeau (150th in 37.10 PB), Alan Wellbelove (155th in 37.43 PB),
Debbie Barry (193rd in 40.27 PB) and Louise Kedge (249th in 44.45 PB).

Meanwhile at the Chelmsford Marathon John Bull finished in 126th place out of
591 finishers in 3hrs 37min 56sec. He was followed by Brendon Maclean (148th in
3.41.12 PB) and Sandra Rust (208th in 3.51.57) just 33 seconds outside her PB.

At the Harlow Parkrun 5K Ben Chitiyo was victorious, winning the event out of
127 finishers in a fantastic 18min 44sec. He was followed by Jared Bethell (5th
in 20.09), Andy Terrell (8th in 20.37), Terry Ridge (13th in 22.06), Martyn
Coulter (18th in 22.37 PB), Alan Wellbelove (35th in 24.14), Catherine Ridge
(38th in 24.24), Nicola Smith (52nd in 25.26) in her debut at the distance,
Debbie Barry (53rd in 25.36), Michelle Aitken (58th in 26.06), Anna Baker (64th
in 27.00), Pushpa Mistry (90th in 31.20) and Vicky Calver (112th in 37.27).

At the Hatfield Forest Parkrun 5K Jason Haigh finished in 13th place out of 156
finishers in 21min 32sec. He was followed by Spencer Brooks (46th in 24.37),
Terry Pike (56th in 25.21), Louise Cootes (80th in 27.39), Alan Cootes (81st in
27.40) and Peter Mills (85th and 1st Vet 65 in 27.52).

At the Gunpowder Parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Paul Lee finished in 12th place out
of 106 finishers in 21min 58sec and Louise Kedge was 45th in 26min 17sec.

At the Chippenham Parkrun 5K in Wiltshire Andy Kinney finished in 70th place out
of 116 finishers in 28min dead. The following day Kinny completed the
multi-terrain Eden Project Half Marathon in Cornwall, finishing in 497th place
out of 641 finishers in 2hrs 22min 41sec.

At the St Lukes Hospice Triathlon at Grays four HRC members completed the sprint
distance, consisting of a 400m pool swin, a 20K bike ride and a 5K run. Justin
Patten finished in 54th place in 1hr 21min 51sec. In their first triathlon, Paul
Schroder was 61st in 1.22.46, Janice Page 74th and 2nd Lady Vet 50 in 1.25.46
and Wendy Spring 98th in 1.33.55.

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