Athletics: Harlow runners…like fine wine..
Athletics / Wed 23rd Mar 2022 am31 08:23am
THERE are some runners who have just taken up the sport and there are those who, how do we say, have been treading the roads for a few years more.
Among those runners at the weekend was Joanne Mills, who put in her fastest ever park run in a time of 30.30.
Joanne has been running for over 30 years and is the mother of two international athletes.
What is also vitally important is that Joanne runs with a smile on her face and radiates positivity. If you go down to the track sessions on a Wednesday night (5pm) she will be there, encouraging and praising.
In fact when we spoke to Joanne on Tuesday night she had nothing but praise for the Harlow Running and Tri Club for their positive philosophy.
We have no doubt that Joanne will now have her eye on a sub 30 minute parkrun (there-no pressure!).
Just ahead of Joanne was Salvatore Maggiulli and Pasquale Pellechia. Both fine fine runners in their time and they can still shift now. They both went round in 29.28 with the style and grace of Alberto Cova.
Harlow Running and Tri Club member Kerry Mavris doubled up at the weekend with two impressive results. On Saturday Kerry ran the Run Through Olympic Park 10k, finishing in 74th place out of 316 finishers and 1st Female Vet 50 in 48min 10sec. Then on Sunday morning Kerry completed the
Bridge Duathlon (10k run / 30k bike / 5k run) at Gravesend, finishing in 13th place and 2nd Female in 2.21.46.
Meanwhile, at the Twin Lakes 20 Mile race at Milton Keynes Martyn Coulter finished in 23rd place out of 337 finishers in a superb PB time of 2.24.10.
At the Brightlingsea Half Marathon Teresa Stickland finished in 31st place out of 38 finishers in 2.30.22.
Luella Dixon produced a parkrun PB at Harlow by finishing in 140th place out of 202 finishers in 31.37.
Great running by all just comes to show just because you become a certain age 😉 it doesn't mean you have to give into it or give up what you love doing...it just means your bar or benchmark is not so high 😉