Athletics: Less is More as Lee produces personal best at Milton Keynes Marathon
Athletics / Wed 3rd May 2023 at 09:41am
ONLY a few weeks ago, our athletics correspondent spoke to Harlow runner Lee Webber about his next race.
Lee is a wonderful ambassador for running in Harlow as he has many role including that of course director at the Harlow parkrun. In fact, he has so many roles, that you do wonder how he fits in time for running.
Lee told us that he was not pushing it on distance and putting in some faster, shorter sessions.
Lee participates in the ParkRunandBeyond sessions at Mark Hall Sports Centre and has benefitted from a lot of the advice the coaches give there.
Well it looked like it worked…
Harlow Running and Tri Club had three members complete the Milton Keynes Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Lee Webber led the way in 202nd place out of 1383 finishers in a PB time of 3hrs 29min 00sec. Not far behind was Martyn Coulter in 236th place in 3.30.09 and Sandra Webber was 1066th in 4.51.19.
At the same location in the Milton Keynes Half Marathon Louise Cootes was 551st out of 1469 finishers in 1.59.07.
Meanwhile, at the Witham May Day 10 mile race Tim Wood finished in 65th place out of 228 finishers in 1.17.44 in his debut at the distance. Chris Arnell was 87th in a PB time of 1.17.44, Sean Flynn 127th in 1.24.49, Colin Moody 135th and 1st Vet 70 in 1.26.41 and Kate Porter 159th in 1.31.22 in her debut at the distance.
At the Zig Zag Running Save Our Soles Event at Haughley Park, Suffolk, Laura Prime ran 5 5.3k laps for a total distance of 26.5k in 2.49.30.
There were parkrun PBs at Harlow parkrun from Jamie Olsen Ferreira finishing in 47th place out of 260 finishers in 24.24, Emma Luck 79th in 26.05 and Kelly Spires 90th in 26.44.
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