Athletics: Harlow runners conquer hilly Watford Half Marathon

Athletics / Wed 8th Feb 2023 at 09:52am

HARLOW Running and Tri Club were represented at the hilly Watford Half Marathon by seven members. Mathew Spires was first home in 195th place out of 1186 finishers in a PB time of 1hr 34min 57sec. He was followed home by Gary Mead in 656th place in 1.54.20, Michelle Sheridan 735th in 1.57.47(PB), Kelly Spires 782nd in 1.59.23(PB), Sean Flynn 788th in 1.59.57, Cyril Cornillet 803rd in 2.01.14(PB) and Debbie Mead 1086th in 2.24.38. 

Meanwhile, at the Great Bentley Half Marathon Martin Westley finished in 57th place out of 645 finishers in an excellent 1.23.29.

At the Victoria Park Half Marathon Lee Webber finished in 86th place out of 727 finishers in 1.29.11.

Harlow were well represented at the London Winter Run 10k where Jon Waight finished in 443rd place out of 13,675 finishers in a superb PB time of 41min 39sec. He was followed by Dan Winter in 2138th place in 49.26 in his debut at the distance, Tyrone Mustafa 3532nd in 53.28(Debut) Deborah Pomphret 4200th in 55.00(PB), Alan Godbold 8226th in 1.03.47, Alex Soady 8364th in 1.04.06(Debut), Mick Gleeson 10,369th in 1.09.33, Peter Berry 11,636th in 1.14.53(Debut) and Tracy Greenall 12,102nd in 1.17.22.  

At the Essendon 10K Dave Goosetree finished in 33rd place out of 94 finishers in a PB time of 53.18.

The Hoof Hearted Run at Horseheath Race Track, at Cambridge, involves running laps of the race track to achieve various distances.

At the Marathon distance Josh Ramsey finished in 3rd place out of 20 finishers in 3hrs 26min 19sec in his debut at the distance. 
Laura Prime completed 5 laps in a time of 2.40.14.

There were parkrun PBs at Harlow parkrun for Tim Wood in 18th place out 233 finishers in 22.36, Rob Peters 28th in 23.10, Donna Milton 62nd in 25.31, Colin Langbridge 95th in 27.28 and Luella Dixon 125th in 29.10.

At the Gunpowder parkrun at Waltham Abbey Paige Bircham finished in 22nd place out of 182 finishers in a PB time of 21.32.

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