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Athletics: Impressive team and individual performances at Harlow Running Club

Rugby / Wed 7th Feb 2024 at 08:01am

HARLOW Running & Tri Club, Ware Joggers, Bishops Stortford Running Club, and Saffron Striders competed in the last race in a four race Local Cross Country League series on Sunday, which was hosted at Ware.

Terri Wiley was Harlow’s first home in the women’s race, finishing second in 34.16, while Rob Lowe was the first Harlow back in the men’s race, finishing fourth in 28.26. Over the course of the series, Harlow Running & Tri Club’s ladies team finished second and the men’s team finished third, with the Harlow team placing joint second overall.

Harlow’s own Rob Lowe was also the series MV50 overall champion, stating, “The local cross country league is one of my favourite events. Great atmosphere and a great team event. I ran well again this year and was pleased with my overall result and age group win. I feel in good shape for the London marathon in April”.

At the Watford Half Marathon and out of 1518 runners, Chris Warburton came 55th with a time of 1.23.51, Lucy Barnes came 84th with a time of 1.27.22 and 2nd in her age category of F20-34 and James Dowsett came 389th with a time of 1.44.04 smashing his PB by 5.51.

In the Great Bentley Half Marathon Martin Westley came 54th out of 620 with a time of 1.22.48

At Warwick Half Marathon and from the 2041 runners, Grant Beuken came 344th with a time of 1.38.05 and with a PB by 1.27 and James Catton also PB’d by 2.14 coming in 544th place and a total time of 1.44.35

Martyn Coulter finished the Dorney Lake Half Marathon in 1.29.04, placing him 23rd out of 50 finishers.

Harlow Running & Tri Club had four runners out of the 324 who took part in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k, with Jack Shury coming 8th with a time of 36.49, Richard Thornton coming 56th with a time of 44.30 and 2nd in his age group of M55-59, Simon Marrocco hitting a time of 46.56 and in 78th place and an impressive 1st place in her age category F55-59, and Natalie Thornton completing the course in 50.19.

Martin Westley finished first out of 98 participants in last Saturday’s Roding Valley parkrun in 18.30 minutes.

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