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FOLLOWING the publication of the Government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown, parkrun UK are excited to share their plans to restart both junior and 5k parkrun events across England. In line with the latest guidance on the lifting of restrictions across England, and operating within our…

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FOLLOWING the publication of the Government’s roadmap out of Lockdown 3.0 (on 22 February) and in accordance with scheduled plans for the lifting of COVID lockdown measures, St Clare Hospice is going ahead with plans to hold its annual 10k race on Sunday, 11th April 2021. …

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NO less than 349 athletes competed in this event completing their virtual run during half term Harlow pupils had some fantastic results. In the Under 11 boys over 2k with 52 completed runs. Rudy Parker – Bayes was the fastest by 20 seconds in a…

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HARLOW Running and Triathlon clubs are aiming to collectively cover 24,901 miles / 40,075 km (the distance for one circumference of the earth) over the 80 days from 11th January to 31st March. A spokesperson said: “We’ll be raising money for the St. Clare Hospice…

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AS part of the Harlow Running Club profiles we have been running, we were delighted to be sent tone for Roy Steven. These days, many will know Roy for his place in the Harlow parkrun. Roy’s corner is just before you go down into the…

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PARKRUNANDBEYOND (PRAB) runner, Lee Wood put in an outstanding performance at the weekend. Lee came sixth in Remembrance Run Half Marathon at Debden Airfield in a time of 1 hr 16.55. Lee said: “I was very pleased with this performance. I had a plan to…

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THE Head Coach at a popular running group in Harlow has been awarded an Essex Active Hero Award. The awards were organised by Essex County Council in partnership with Active Essex. In 2019, Adrian Fell, along with Sharon Wright and Alex Smith started ParkrunandBeyond (PRAB).…

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WE have just received a press release where Harlow MP Robert Halfon has welcomed a £300 million financial package for sports organisations. We noted that there was not any mention of athletics. As there are a number of athletics organisations in Harlow. Harlow has Harlow…

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BRITISH Athletics has confirmed the 117 athletes who have been offered membership to the 2020/2021 Olympic and Paralympic World Class Programme (WCP). Among the athletes is Harlow’s Olympic Paralympian, Richard Chiassaro. A spokesperson for British Athletics said: “Due to the challenging circumstances brought by the…

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MAY we wish the Harlow parkrun a happy sixth birthday! Every Saturday, from November 2014 to March 2020, participants traversed the 5k (3.1 mile) course around the Harlow Town Park. It was and is a race against yourself, a personal challenge. Over 150 runners took…

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HARLOW Running Club member Laura Prime ran the Skull Runner Halloween Special race at Dorking, completing 16.4 miles of the off road trail race in 2hrs 49min 23sec. Meanwhile at the Virtual London Vitality 10k race Jon Waight finished in 43min 13sec.

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HARLOW Running Club members Kelly Burgess and Sandra Webber completed the off road and hilly  Beachy Head Marathon at Eastbourne at the weekend. Kelly finished in 691st place out of 1191 finishers in a commendable 5hrs 37min 51sec and Sandra was 697th in 5.38.56.  …

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HARLOW’s Harry Tennison was planning to run the London Marathon this year for his chosen charity, the MS Society. But as well know, Covid-19 put paid to that. Harry has deferred his entry until next October but in the meantime he wanted to continue his…

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HARLOW Running Club had five ladies competing at the off road and hilly Beachy Head Half Marathon at Eastbourne. Catherine Ridge finished in 537th place out of 694 finishers in a commendable 2hrs 49min 50sec. She was followed by Michelle Hyde 538th in 2.50.22, Joy…

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HARLOW Running Club member Laura Prime completed the Newhaven Harbour to Brighton Marina 15 Mile Trail race on Sunday morning finishing in 8th place out of 15 finishers and first female in 2hrs 31min 59sec, just 14sec outside her PB.

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DESPITE appalling running conditions and no crowds to cheer him on, Special Inspector Andy Jamieson completed his first London Marathon for eight years, raising £350 for a very special charity. Andy is a member of Harlow Community Policing Team so, of course, when it came…