Athletics: No hill too high for Harlow runners

Athletics / Tue 27th Jun 2017 at 08:49am


THREE Harlow Running Club members completed the Giants Head Marathon, a very
hilly trail race around and above the famous Cerne Giant carved into the chalk
hillside above Cerne Abbass in West Dorset. Brendon McClean led the way on this
challenging run in 59th place out of 426 finishers in a commendable 4hrs 36min
04sec. He was followed by Will Wall 188th in 5.37.08 and Andy Kinney 398th in

Meanwhile at the aptly named Hitchin Hard Half Marathon, it’s very hilly, Sean
Flynn finished in 107th place out of 295 finishers in 1hr 51min 07sec.

At the Quendon and Rickling 10K, between Bishop’s Stortford and Saffron Walden,
Rich Hynes finished in 3rd place out of 128 finishers in a superb 38min 06sec
and Vicky Steadman was 43rd in 49.56.

At the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10K Martin Coulter finished in 21st place
out of 385 finishers in a personal best time for the distance (PB) of 41.34.
Also running was Lorraine Knight in 193rd place and 2nd Female Vet 50 in 56.51.

At the Trent Park Triffic Trail 10K at Enfield Steve Warren finished in 137th
place out of 501 finishers in 50.05.

At the Greenwich Park 10K Rachael Morris finished in 120th place out of 372
finishers in 52.16 (PB).

At the Springfield Striders 5 Mile race near Chelmsford Pasquale Pellicchia
finished in 82nd place out of 127 finishers in 42.01.

At the Trifarm Triple Crown Sprint Triathlon, an 800m open water swim, 20km bike
ride and 5km run near Chelmsford, Andrew Kitson finished in 10th place out of 86
finishers and 3rd Vet 40 in 1hr 09min 00sec. Darren Tiley was 21st in 1.15.23,
Paul Schroder 41st in 1.23.03, Gail Nicholls 57th and 1st Female Vet 50 in
1.30.30 and Dionne Jones 66th in 1.36.07.

At the Dartford Bridge Aquathlon, a 2km open water swim and a 10km run, Faith
Jackson-Lee finished in 2nd place in 1.15.52, Holly Nairn was 4th in 1.28.53 and
Louise Kedge 5th in 1.33.45.

At the midweek Redricks Aquathlon, a 750m open water swim and 5k run at Redricks
Lake just north of Harlow, Andrew Kitson finished in 3rd place out of 35
finishers and 1st Vet in 33min 41sec. He was followed by Alex Smith 3rd in 35.33
(PB), Paula Reynolds 5th and 1st Female Vet in 36.02 (PB), Ben Usher 9th in
37.06, Darren Tiley 11th in 37.13, Adrian Fell 15th in 39.00, Holly Nairn 17th
in 40.34, Andy Ramage 19th in 41.16, Louise Kedge 22nd in 41.49 (PB), Anna Robey
25th in 42.39 and Gail Nicholls 30th in 44.20.

At Harlow parkrun 5K Danny McCree finished in 2nd place out of 200 finishers in
19min 00sec. He was followed home by Sam Carter 8th in 21.53, Sharon Wright 11th
in 22.12, Terry Ridge 12th in 22.24, Alex Smith 13th in 22.25, Catherine Ridge
24th in 23.32, Andy Smith 26th in 23.41, Wendy Schroder 47th in 25.39, David
Morley 50th in 26.00 (PB), Kerry Mavris 55th in 26.22, Andrew Smith 62nd in
26.49, Debbie Barry 66th in 26.58, Jane Evans 73rd in 27.14, Martyn Coulter 75th
in 27.33, Jeff Mace 86th in 28.24, Hossein Erfani 87th in 28.29, Austin Nyamande
90th in 28.46, Martin Elven 92nd in 29.03, Alan Cootes 94th in 29.17, Louise
Cootes 95th in 29.17 and Brenda Clayton 115th in 30.56.

At Hackney Marshes parkrun Rich Hynes finished in 3rd place out of 201 finishers
in 17min 40sec (PB).

At the Gunpowder parkrun at Waltham Abbey Jamie Jephcott finished in 8th place
out of 139 finishers in 20.44 and Martin Westley was 13th in 21.38 (PB).

At the Hatfield Forest parkrun Graham Saville finished in 33rd place out of 273
finishers in 23.02, Martin McColgan was 70th in 25.19, David Page 115th in 27.31
and Janice Page 192nd in 32.06.

At the Basildon parkrun Spencer Brooks finished in 21st place out of 157
finishers in 23.29.

At the Hornchurch parkrun Rachael Morris finished in 31st place out of 93
finishers and 3rd Female in 25.48 (PB).

At the Great Yarmouth parkrun Terasa Holden finished in 224th place out of 304
finishers in 31.19.

At the Billericay parkrun Alan Wellbelove finished in 179th place out of 258
finishers in 32.24.

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