Athletics: Barnes storms to half marathon record

Athletics / Wed 30th Mar 2022 am31 05:52am

HARLOW Running and Tri Club had several members competing at the Run Fest at Lee Valley 10K & Half Marathon at Waltham Cross on Sunday morning.

In the Half Marathon Lucy Barnes finished in 6th place out of 316 finishers and 2nd Female in a fantastic 1hr 24min 11sec. This, in her debut at the distance, was a new Senior Female Club Record by nearly 5min, last set as long ago as 1990.

Also running were Pas Blackwell in 6th place and 2nd Vet 40 in 1.23.16, Gary Mead 116th in 1.47.03(PB), Tracy Stickland 144th in 1.52.20(PB), Dave Goosetree 177th in 1.57.11, Sean Flynn 197th in 2.01.08, Sue Reilly 237th in 2.09.30(debut) and Debbie Mead 265th in 2.15.52.

In the 10k event Rob Lowe finished in 7th place out of 414 finishers and 1st Vet 50 in an excellent 36min 07sec. He was followed by Louise Cootes in 76th place in 48.43(PB), Michelle Sheridan 127th in 54.01(PB), Paige Bircham 129th in 52.53, Terri Wiley 130th in 52.54, Alan Cootes 151st in 54.36, Michael Gleeson 250th in 59.55, Lisa Brett 255th in 1.00.15(PB) and Julie Ireland 299th in 1.03.47(debut). 

Meanwhile, at the Run Through Lee Valley Velo Park 10k Thomas Beales finished in 4th place out of 25 finishers in a PB time of 21.23. 

There were parkrun PBs from Terri Wiley at the Gunpowder parkrun at Waltham Abbey, finishing in 18th place out of 161 finishers in 20.19, and Luella Dixon, for the fourth consecutive week, at Harlow parkrun, finishing in 118th place out of 190 finishers in 31.33.

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