Athletics: Harlow runners tackle the hill at Benfleet 15
Athletics / Wed 19th Jan 2022 am31 08:05am
HARLOW Running Club had eight runners completing the Benfleet 15, a challenging 15 mile, multi-terrain race, incorporating sections of the Canvey Island sea wall, and the undulating Hadleigh Downs.
Martin Westley was first home in 55th place out of 621 finishers in an excellent 1hr 51min 53sec. He was followed home by Ben Usher in 129th place, in his debut at the distance, in 2.05.53, Kerry Mavris 336th in 2.27.37, Laura Prime 364th in 2.32.37, Sean Flynn 397th in 2.36.29, Janice Page 457th in 2.44.45, Gary Mead 476th in 2.49.12 and Debbie Smith 586th in 3.14.29.
Meanwhile, at the Crystal Palace Half Marathon Mick Maddams finished in 57th place out of 99 finishers in 1.57.57.
At Harlow parkrun, Lucy Barnes finished in 3rd place out of 218 finishers in a superb 19.51, a PB and a new Senior 5k Club Record. John McCarthy also produced a PB, finishing in 39th place in 24.28.