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Athletics: Teamwork makes the…for Harlow runners out on the country

Sport / Wed 7th Dec 2022 at 07:26am

HARLOW Running and Tri Club contested the first round of the East Essex and West Herts Cross County League on Sunday Morning. They were up against Bishop’s Stortford Runners, Safron Walden Striders and Ware Joggers over a 5-mile course at Bishop’s Stortford. The Ladies finished as 2nd team, the Men were 3rd and overall Harlow were 2nd. In the Ladies race Lucy Barnes finished in an excellent 1st place out of 52 finishers in 29min 55sec. She was followed by Fieke Blackwell in 4th place in 35.07, Linda Helm-Manley 14th in 41.08 and Sandi Rust 15th in 41.33.

In the Men’s race Pas Blackwell finished 5th out of 71 finishers in a superb 29.11, Scott Bird was 8th in 30.17, Martyn Coulter 14th in 31.10 and Martin Westley 15th in 31.31.

Full Results
Women
1 Lucy Barnes 29.55
4 Fieke Blackwell 35.07
14 Linda Helm-Manley 41.08
15 Sandi Rust 41.33
19 Louise Cootes 42.45
20 Kate Porter 43.52
21 Anna Robey 44.05
29 Gail Nicholls 45.17
32 Laura Prime 46.05
33 Tracy Stratford 46.23
34 Selina Morgan 46.55
41 Kelly Spires 49.33
42 Teresa Stickland 51.11
43 Kerry Mavris 51.25
44 Susan Maloney 52.09
46 Liz Roberts 52.39
50 Paulene Galoppi 58.36
52 finishers

Men
5 Pas Blackwell 29.11
8 Scott Bird 30.17
14 Martyn Coulter 31.10
15 Martin Westley 31.31
29 Lee Webber 31.38
30 Ben Usher 35.00
33 Tom Beales 35.15
38 Chris Mella 36.31
41 Andy Terrell 37.13
43 Chris Arnell 38.23
52 Miguel Luque 40.27
53 Mark Unwin 40.52
56 Matt Spires 42.27
57 Sean Flynn 42.28
60 Michael Robey 44.04
65 Andrew Smith 47.42
69 Robin Lozeau 51.27
70 Alan Godbold 52.44
71 finishers
3rd Team
Overall – 2nd Team

Meanwhile, at the Goodwood Marathon, at the world-famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, Rob Lowe finished in 6th place out of 131 finishers and 1st Male Vet 50 in a fantastic 2hrs 41min 19sec, in his debut at the distance.

At the Essex Vets XC Championships over an 8k course at Chelmsford Pas Blackwell finished in 14th place out of 73 finishers in 31.50.

At the Osterley Winter 10K Deborah Pomphret finished in 437th place out of 794 finishers in 1.00.25 and Alan Godbold was 486th in 1.02.55.

The Grim Challenge at Aldershot is an obstacle race over an 8-mile course used by the Army to test vehicles and is therefore very muddy and waterlogged in places. James Dowsett finished in 22nd place out of 447 finished in 1.06.36.

There were PB runs at Harlow parkrun from Bradley Power, finishing in 20th place out of 185 finishers in 22.33, Rob Peters 30th in 24.11 and Jamie Olsen Ferreira 44th in 25.38.

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