Athletics: More skill than Luck as Emma conquers London to Brighton
Athletics / Fri 15th Sep 2023 at 07:00am
HARLOW Running and Tri Club members were among more than 42,000 runners at the Great North Run on a very warm Sunday morning. Miguel Luque was first home for HRTC, finishing in 2hrs 00min 45sec in his debut at the distance. He was followed by Tracy Stratford in 2.2.21, Rhys Shimmen 2.15.49(Debut), Selina Morgan 2.34.05 and Karen Greenall 2.52.10.
Meanwhile, at the Pleshey & Essex Half Marathon Martin Westley finished in 48th place out of 282 finishers in an excellent 1.31.35, Thomas Beales was 93rd in 1.41.13, Catherine Ridge 119th in 1.47.40, Kerry Mavris 158th in 1.56.17, Linda Helm-Manley 173rd in 1.58.59, Colin Moody 189th and 3rd Male Vet 70, winning him the Essex Championship Male Vet 70 Bronze Medal, in 2.06.49 and Michelle Sheridan 228th in 2.20.20.
At the New Forest Half Marathon Martyn Coulter finished in 42nd place out of 1165 finishers in a fantastic 1.31.02 and Louise Cootes was 534th in 2.03.07.
At the Richmond Half Marathon Lisa Brett finished in 2092nd place out of 2268 finishers in 2.55.32 and Angela Mariconda was 2093rd in 2.55.34, both in their debut at the distance.
HRTC were well represented at the Takeley 10k where Paul Dixon led the way in 44th place out of 341 finishers in 51min 22sec. He was followed by Glen Wilson 75th in 55.18, Trevor Rowlands 77th in 55.44, Pasquale Pellecchia 146th and 1st Male Vet 70 in 1.01.38, Bradley Holmes 148th in 1.01.53, Jane Evans 207th and 3rd Female Vet 55 in 1.06.09, Mellisa Rowlands 227th in 1.09.50, Charleen Tillotson 239th in 1.10.25, John Taylor 271st in 1.14.11(Debut), Stacey Miziolek 275th in 1.14.43 and Harriett Martin 318th in 1.22.46.
At the Fyfield Trail 10km Chris Mack finished in 6th place out of 57 finishers in 47.14 in his debut at the distance.
At the World Standard Aquabike Qualifier at St. Neots (1500m swim, 40km bike) Louise Kedge finished in 9th place out of 72 finishers in 1.43.48.
At the London to Brighton Cycle Ride Emma Luck covered the 55 miles in 6.15.07.
Natalie Thornton completed the Dock2Dock 5km swim, in urban setting of London’s Royal Docks, in 145th place out of 234 finishers in 2.17.30.
In a late result from last week, at the Ironman Wales, hosted in the charming Welsh seaside village of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, James Dowsett in his debut at the distance finished in 865th place out of 1941 finishers in a magnificent 14hrs 02min 04sec.
Well done Emma