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HARLOW’S George Watkins put in another impressive performance with a top ten finish at the London Mini-Marathon on Saturday afternoon. The mini-marathon is a series of races for school age athletes. In the past, Olympic athletes such as Laura Muir, Keeley Hodgkinson and Jake Wightman…

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INNOVATION Multisport’s Vicky Steadman has a had a busy, and very successful, couple of weekends! On Saturday 17th September she represented Great Britain at the European Sprint Duathlon Championships in Bilbao, Spain. Vicky is a strong runner and exceptional cyclist and she achieved her best…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club member Laura Prime, in training for back to back marathons next month in the Sahara Desert, completed a slightly less arduous feat of a marathon on Saturday followed by a half marathon on Sunday. In the Zig Zag Running Lots…

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ON Friday 23rd September, three of Innovation Multisport’s members represented Great Britain at the European Age Group Aquathlon Championships in Bilbao, Spain. The 1km swim took place in the Nervión River; the tide led to some flattering swim times though the wind caused some unpleasantly…

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IT is now just a week until the London Marathon. Due to Covid, there are people who originally intended to run in April 2020. So, they have effectively been preparing/waiting/worrying since September 2010! One such person is Church Langley-based personal trainer Caroline Collins. With a…

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WE are following a number of runners as they prepare for the London Marathon on October 2nd. Including Karen Clempner, who has written a blog for us: My name is Karen Clempner, I will be running the London Marathon in just under 2 weeks’ time…

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A SUPPORT group with a difference comes to Harlow – launching on Saturday 24 September. People living with and beyond cancer in the Harlow area are being encouraged to move more as part of an initiative called 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer (www.5kyourway.org). This…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club members contested the hilly Ingatestone 5 mile race on Sunday morning which is one of the club’s Championship Races. First home was Martyn Coulter in 14th place out of 142 finishers in an excellent PB time of 30 min 33sec.…

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IT is not long now until the London Marathon. The challenge of running 26 miles, 385 yards will come on Sunday October 2nd. We are following a number of runners including Gemma Smith. Gemma said: “I am running for a charity called Kids.  “This charity…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club were represented at the Pleshey Half Marathon, which also doubled as the County Half Marathon Championships, and came away with one Gold and two Bronze County Championship medals. John Tennant finished in 212th place out of 331 finishers and 1st…

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THE participants at the Harlow park run held a minutes silence as a mark of respect after the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 11. Race Director Tracie Cook asked for a minutes silence that was beautifully observed. Afterwards, 167 people, ran, jogged or walked…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club were represented at London’s The Big Half, a Half Marathon race starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at Cutty Sark in Greenwich, by nine runners. The flat course proved to be very fast, apart from two debutants, the remaining seven…

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HARLOW Athletic Club star Lee Wood produced an outstanding performance to win the Lea Valley Velo Park Half Marathon on Sunday. Lee produced a time of 1 hr 10 min although the ever-modest Lee think the time keeping may be wrong. Lee may just be…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club members were involved in four Half Marathons at the weekend. Richmond Park Half Marathon saw Sean Flynn finish in 58th place out of 133 finishers in 2hrs 02min 55sec. Carsington Half Marathon, a trail race in Derbyshire, where Claire Carter,…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club’s female triathletes were in action at separate major European events over the weekend. At the Kalmar Ironman in Sweden (2.4 mile Baltic Sea swim, 112 mile bike ride, full marathon 26.2 mile run), which was won by Britain’s Olympian Alistair…

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ON Thursday 18th August Innovation Multisport’s Andrew Kitson and Paul Schroder represented Great Britain in the Age Group World Aquathlon Championship in Samorin, Slovakia. The event saw competitors swim 1km in the Danube river before running 5km in temperatures in excess of 30°c. Andrew completed…