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Athletics: Captain Terrell is fantastic whilst Wiley flies past at Duxford

Athletics / Wed 20th Oct 2021 am31 08:40am

ONCE again, there were many Harlow Running Club members competing across the country.

Special mention goes to the Harlow Running Club captain, Andrew Terrell. Not only did he put in an outstanding performance at the Great South Run 10 (see below) but he is such a great ambassador for the club.

Club Secretary, Laura Prime said: One of the club’s unsung champions. Always going that extra mile for everyone in the club whilst keeping up his own training.

He had a fabulous finish time at the London Marathon… and a fabulous run at the Great South on Sunday.

“Nothing is too much for our Captain who has been in the role for over 14 years.

Full of drive and enthusiasm for every member to succeed. Including all members in everything club related is his strength.

“An example to us all”

We also try and keep an eye on improved performance and noticed how Terri Wiley (second from left) seems to be improving and improving. She flew past the Memphis Belle at the Duxford Dash on Sunday (held at the Imperial War Museum site) in an outstanding time for 5k.

Paul Dixon completed the Paris Marathon in 15,429th place out of 27,426 finishers in 4hrs 00min 56sec.

Closer to home, at the Chelmsford Marathon Sandra Webber finished in 369th place out of 536 finishers in a PB time of 4.27.27.

At the Chelmsford Half Marathon Thomas Beales finished in 203rd place out of 356 finishers in 1.58.38.

The Cambridge Half Marathon saw Robert Scott finish in 1919th place out of 9398 finishers in a PB time of 1.42.49, Holly Nairn was 3267th in 1.50.47, also a PB, Sean Flynn 3309th in 1.51.11 and Nicola Wix 9391st in 3.58.38 in her debut at the distance.

Bobby Draper completed the Oxford Half Marathon in 2175th place out of 7201 finishers in 1.51.01.

The Beachy Head Half Marathon, starting and finishing at Eastbourne seafront, follows a hilly and  challenging route through the South Downs National Park countryside. Nick D’Alton finished in 280th place out of 601 finishers in a commendable 2.26.41.

The Great South Run, a 10 mile race at Portsmouth, is the South coast’s biggest running event. First home was Martin Westley in 272nd place out of 10,669 in an excellent 1.05.23. He was followed by Andy Terrell 470th in 1.08.46, Jason Fox 1260th in 1.16.49(debut), Mick Maddams 2030th in 1.21.39(debut), Laura Prime 3003rd in 1.26.17, Tracey Greenall 4366th in 1.31.59(PB), Alan Cootes 4472nd in 1.32.23, Steve Warren 6105th in 1.39.22, Teresa 8352nd in 1.51.19, Dean Bull 8580th in 1.52.43, Julie Bull 9928th in 2.03.17(debut) and Dawn Elford 10,014th in 2.04.23(debut).  

Andy Kinney completed the Yorkshire 10 mile race finishing in 1754th place out of 1914 finishers in 2.04.11.

The Cambridge Town and Gown 10k takes in a scenic route of historic university buildings and along the River Cam. Sandra Westgate finished in 328th place out of 954 finishers in a PB time of 52.06, Mark Bentley was 329 in the same time, Jacobus van der Poel 336th in 52.25(PB) and Yasmin Gregory 929th in 1.18.55(PB). 

At the Duxford Dash 10k Jermaine Shand finished in 39th place out of 350 finishers in 46.48 and Mick Gleeson was 180th in 57.24. 

At the Duxford Dash 5k Terri Wiley finished in 3rd place out of 135 finishers in a superb 21.12 and Paige Bircham was 6th in a PB time of 21.56.

The first round of the Met XC League took part over a three lap hilly course at Claybury Park Woodford where Jamie Jephcott finished in 324th place out of 370 finishers in 39.26, Chris Arnell was 337th in 41.06 and John Tennant 350th and 3rd Vet 70 in 43.41.

A total of 48 runners completed various parkruns on Saturday morning including 31 at Harlow.

There were PB runs from Sarah Walker at Harlow, Tony Russell at Maldon, Jon Waight at the Gunpowder parkrun at Waltham Abbey and Luella Dixon at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.

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