Athletics: Veterans lead the way for Harlow Running Club

Athletics / Tue 4th Apr 2017 at 07:12am

Peter Mills

SEVERAL Harlow Running Club members were out and about at the weekend at various
races, achieving two club records, four Essex Championships medals and lots of
personal best times (PB).

At the Essex 5 Mile Championships held at Braintree Jim Bates, 217th in 41min
18sec, and Peter Mills, 303rd in 46.57, won the Essex Vet 70 Gold and Bronze
Medals respectively. Carinne Jay won the Essex Silver Medal in the Ladies Vet 45
category by finishing in 92nd place in an excellent 35.02 and Paulene Galoppi,
372nd in 50.33, won the Ladies Vet 65 Bronze Medal. First home for Harlow was
Darren Tiley, 59th out of 440 finishers, in a superb 32.12. He was followed by
Andy Bradley 102nd in 35.37, Martin McColgan 193rd in 39.54, Debbie Barry 218th
in 41.18, Kerry Mavris 227th in 41.57 and Susan Maloney 335th in 48.53.

Three runners had a very successful day at the Manchester Marathon, all
achieving PB’s by at least 12 minutes. Daniel Jephcott finished in 2084th place
out 8686 finishers in 3hrs 34min 15sec, Faith Jackson-Lee was 3173rd in 3.48.15
and Paul Lee was 3657th in 3.54.12.

For those about to a run a marathon in the coming weeks the Oakley 20 Mile race
was a good assessment of how ones training has gone. Rich Hynes finished in 27th
place out of 813 finishers in an excellent 2hrs 14min 19sec. He was followed
home by Martyn Coulter 206th in 2.40.48, Colin Moody 224th in 2.42.15, Andy
Ramage 247th in 2.44.53, Sandi Rust 248th in 2.44.56 (PB), John Tennant 315th in
2.51.22, Sean Flynn 352nd in 2.53.58, Louise Cootes 411th in 2.59.06, Martine
Beard 466th in 3.04.30, Jamie Jephcott 496th in 3.07.55, Amber Dickinson 652nd
in 3.26.06 and Martin Elven 660th in 3.27.07.

At the Lee Valley Half Marathon Andy Smith finished in 73rd place out of 384
finishers in 1hr 39min 28sec, Steve Jack was 78th in 1.39.19 (PB), John Bull
79th in 1.40.10, Terry Ridge 87th in 1.42.02, Catherine Ridge 88th in 1.42.05
(PB), Mark Moulds 141st in 1.49.03, Graham Saville 156th in 1.51.54, Alan Cootes
176th and 2nd Vet 60 in 1.54.43 and Carmen Byfield 330th in 2.23.06.

At the Lee Valley 10K Mark Ramsey finished in 59th place out of 410 finishers in
47min 44sec (PB), Holly Nairn was 117th in 52.36, Alan Wellbelove 134th in
54.18, Louise Kedge 138th in 54.26, Rachael Morris 140th in 54.00, Melody Nairn
228th in 60.37 and Michael Gornall 271st in 62.09.

At the Southend parkrun 5K Afewerk Rossom finished in 2nd place out of 311
finishers in a fantastic 16min 23sec, a PB and a new Club U20 record and Amaniel
Tesfay was 6th in 18.46.

At Hackney Marshes parkrun 5K Sharon Wright finished in 26th place out of 229
finishers in 19min 30sec, a PB and a new Club Female Vet 35 record. Adrian Fell
was 22nd in 19.10 and Andrew Smith 98th in 24.53.

At Hatfield Forest parkrun 5K Rich Hynes finished in 4th place out of 275
finishers in a PB time of 18min 28sec, Owen Haigh was 7th in 19.34, Jason Haigh
11th in 19.44, Alan Broughton 20th in 21.00, Vicky Steadman 55th in 23.19, Celia
Haigh 77th in 24.48 (PB), Martin McColgan 78th in 24.49, Susan Maloney 186th in
30.09 and Paulene Galoppi 212th in 31.55.

At the Gunpowder parkrun 5K at Waltham Abbey Barry Mooney finished in 3rd place
out of 128 finishers in 19.30 (PB) and Darren Rautenbach was 29th in 23.40.

At Wanstead Flats parkrun 5K Martyn Coulter finished in 11th place out of 199
finishers in 20min 01sec.

At Harlow parkrun 5K Ben Chitiyo finished in 13th place out of 148 finishers in
20min 45sec. He was followed by Ben Usher 4th in 20.47, Terry Ridge 11th in
21.58, Martin Westley 14th in 22.59, Viola Tam 17th in 23.30, Darren Tiley 24th
in 24.19, Holly Nairn 44th in 26.45, David Morley 45th in 26.45, Robin Lozeau
46th in 26.53, Graham Saville 49th in 27.20, Catheridge Ridge 51st in 27.27,
Debbie Barry 52nd in 27.29, Alan Cootes 53rd in 27.31, Louise Cootes 54th in
27.32, Alan Wellbelove 61st in 28.13, Terry Pike 92nd in 31.34 and Andrew Kitson
135th in 39.55.

At Clacton parkrun 5K Spencer Brooks finished in 16th place out of 99 finishers
in 23min 53sec.

At Alexandra Palace parkrun 5K Will Wall finished in 34th place out of 237
finishers in 23min 56sec.

At Chlemsford parkrun 5K Louise Kedge finished in 267th place out of 682
finishers in 25min 18sec.

At Pegwell Bay parkrun 5K in Kent Andy Kinney finished in 91st place out of 167
finishers in 28min 19sec.

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