Athletics: Outstanding performances by Harlow Running Club at London Marathon
Athletics / Wed 26th Apr 2023 at 07:58am
ON FIRST inspection, the performances by Harlow Running and Tri Club members are a set of names, positions and times but scratch behind the surface and they are so much more than that.
Club Captain Andy Terrell not only produced a great time but his training was always undertaken with his captain role in mind. Organising long Sunday runs, asking if people wanted to do an extra few miles during the week. It was truly a captain’s innings.
Catherine Ridge continued her rich vein of form to run in 3.39. Catherine now climbs to 6th in Harlow all-time female runners over-40 for Harlow.
Then there is Sandi Rust and Dominic Emery. Just six months ago, Sandi was in intensive care having had multiple organ failure. Remarkably, she ran 3 hrs 43 on Sunday.
Last year, Dominc Emery caught Covid and then had the effects of Long Covid. By the end of 2022, he was struggling to finish the 5k parkrun and the idea of him getting to the start line of the London Marathon was met with speculation. Dominic ran a fantastic 4 hrs 29 mins.
Four runners made their debut and so registered persons bests. Well done to you all.
Plus, dozens of the members of the club, manned a number of drinks stations. It was an extremely long day for the club members but all the runners said they were very grateful to see all those familiar faces.
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Harlow Running and Tri Club had 17 members complete the TCS London Marathon, starting on a wet Sunday Morning. Andy Terrell led the way in 6293rd place out of 48,630 finishers in 3hrs 20min 20sec. He was followed home by Catherine Ridge in 11,056th place in 3.39.03, Sandi Rust 12,232nd in 3.43.05, a new Female Vet 55 record by 16min previously set in 2006, Kerry Mavris 13,355th in 3.46.38, Steve MacKenzie 14,880 in 3.51.31, Terri Wiley 19,131st in 4.02.45, Keith Streeter 19,368th in 4.03.32, Gary Mead 24,055th in 4.19.40, Dominic Emery 27,160 in 4.29.50, a PB by an incredible 2hrs 51min, Maia Dilloway 31,499th in 4.45.29, Kris Foster 32,624th in 4.49.54(Debut), Sandra Webber 33,414th in 4.52.45, Claire Morris 36,762nd in 5.05.47, Debbie Pomphret 40,158th in 5.24.23(Debut), Lee Daniels 42,442nd in 5.38.58, Liz Roberts 42,867th in 5.42.31(Debut) and Karen Greenall 42,969th in 5.43.26(Debut).
In a late result from last week, Lee Daniels, a week before completing the London Marathon, completed the Boston (USA) Marathon, finishing in 24,572nd place out of 30,131 finishers in a PB time of 4.56.19.
Meanwhile, at the Lee Valley VeloPark 10 mile race Sean Flynn finished in 17th place out of 50 finishers and 1st Vet 60 in 1.26.43.
There were parkrun PBs at Harlow parkrun from Donna Milton finishing in 42nd place out of 213 finishers in 24.44, Kelly Spires 74th in 27.18 and Alex Soady 86th in 28.39.
At the Gunpowder parkrun at Waltham Abbey there were PB runs from Sue Reilly finishing in 127th place out of 215 finishers in 31.41 and Sarah Medlock 129th in 32.05.
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