Athletics: Superb half marathon performances by Harlow runners

Athletics / Wed 9th Feb 2022 am28 08:43am

HARLOW Running and Tri Club members Martin Westley and Catherine Ridge braved the elements on Sunday, to compete in the Great Bentley Half Marathon, on what was a wet and windy morning. Martin finished in 122nd place out of 609 finishers in a superb 1hr 29min 26sec and Catherine was 181st in 1.35.42, a PB by over 6min.

Meanwhile, at the hilly Watford Half Marathon Jason Fox finished in 271st place out of 1084 finishers in a PB time of 1.39.23. He was followed home by Mick Maddams 541st in 1.53.16, Paige Bircham 600th in 1.55.27, Gary Mead 657th in 1.58.14, Paul Watts 885th in 2.13.24, Dave Goosetree 886th in 2.13.25 and Debbie Mead 999th in 2.27.22.

At the Fancy Dress Frolic, held at Horseheath Racecourse in Cambridgeshire, Laura Prime completed 6 x 5.3k laps for a total of 31.8k in 3.25.39.

For the second successive week Lucy Barnes has improved the Senior Womens 5k Club Record. Lucy completed the Gunpowder parkrun at Waltham Abbey, finishing in 7th place out of 189 finishers in a PB time of 18.48. Terri Wiley also ran and also improved her 5k PB for the second successive week, finishing in 20th place in 20.27.

There were also parkrun PB runs, at Harlow from John McCarthy 23.29 and Kate Porter 26.49, and at Mallards Pike in Gloucestershire from Sandi Rust 23.19.

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