Athletics: Iron woman Kerry runs 87 miles in ultra challenge

Athletics / Wed 7th Jun 2023 at 07:28am

HARLOW Running and Tri Club contested the 2nd race in the Scott’s Travel Midweek Road Race League, Division 2, last week over a hilly 10k course at Watford’s Cassiobury Park. HRTC improved on the first race by finishing 5th team out 6 and after 2 races are in overall 5th place.

In the Women’s race Terri Wiley finished in 8th place out of 105 finishers and 2nd Vet 35 in 44min 07sec. She was followed by Linda Helm-Manley 23rd and 2nd Vet 55 in 48.37 and Kerry Mavris 26th in 49.19.

In the Men’s race Rob Lowe finished in 9th place out of 145 finishers and 1st Vet 50 in a superb 36.16, Martyn Coulter was 28th in 39.38 and Kirk Crudgington 29th in 39.41.

Full Results: 
8 Terri Wiley            44.07 (2nd FV35)
23 Linda Helm-Manley     48.37 (2nd FV55)
26 Kerry Mavris          49.19
35 Ella Wager            50.43
39 Tracy Stratford       51.18
40 Louise Cootes         51.31
56 Michelle Hyde         55.26
61 Jane Evans            56.40
62 Sandra Webber         56.43
105 finishers

9 Rob Lowe               36.14 (1st MV50)
28 Martyn Coulter        39.38
29 Kirk Crudgington      39.41
52 Colin Baker           42.12
55 Lee Webber            42.25
58 Andy Terrell          42.56
70 Chris Mella           45.04
76 Benison George        45.52
100 Rob Peters           50.38
103 Gary Mead            51.14
107 John Tennant         51.47 (3rd MV70)
109 Jamie Olsen Ferreira 52.11
116 Bradley Holmes       53.29
120 Martin Westley       54.59
21 James Catton          55.15
126 Colin Moody          55.57
140 Mick Gleeson       1.04.48
145 finishers

Meanwhile, at the Suffolk Backyard Ultra, Knettishall, where you run one forest trail lap on the hour, every hour, until the last man is standing.

Kerry Mavris managed 21 laps for a total distance of 87.5 miles in a really exhausting 17hrs 09min 07sec.  

Andy Kinney travelled overseas to the Bhutan Half Marathon in Asia which starts at an altitude of 6700ft but then finishes 1000ft lower. Andy finished in 44th place out of 73 finishers in 3.18.16.

At the Circuit du Sore Legs Part Trois, Ware, Laura Prime completed the Half Marathon distance in 2.09.30.

The Cotswold 113 is a middle distance triathlon (Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 Miles). Terri Wily finished in 234th place out of 636 finishers in an excellent 5.28.50, a new Female Vet 35 Club Record in her debut at the distance. Also making her debut was Paige Bircham, finishing in 372nd place in 5.57.57. 

At the Triathlon European Sprint Championship, Barry Island, (Sea Swim 750m, Bike 20km, Run 5km) Suzie Middleton finished in 1.30.51.

At the Orion Forest 5 mile race Martyn Coulter finished in 6th place out of 111 finishers in 32.33, Martin Westley was 56th in 42.37, Louise Cootes  79th in 45.55 and Liz Roberts 100th in 52.14.

There were parkrun PBs at Harlow parkrun from Emma Luck 52nd out of 225 finishers in 25.11, Claire Morris 64th in 26.19, Sue Reilly 122nd in 30.31 and Millie McGovern 124th in 30.34.

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1 Comment for Athletics: Iron woman Kerry runs 87 miles in ultra challenge:

Gail Nicholls
2023-06-07 10:38:44

So very proud of these members of the club makes coaching these amazing athletes worthwhile! The results that we are getting on a week to week basis are incredible keep up the great work! 👏🏻👏🏻

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