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Athletics

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HARLOW schoolboy Danny Raymond produced an outstanding time in his first 800 metres of the season. Stewards Academy student runs for Woodford Green and Essex Ladies AC. For obvious reasons, last season was wiped out and so this was supposed to be his first tentative…

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RUNNING quicker, jumping and throwing higher and further than your opponents is always the purpose of athletics. This year, it is more relevant as the remodelled season, with Covid guidelines, means that age group championships will be limited to the top twenty-four track athletes and…

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ONE of our favourite runners here at YH is “Tall Kelly”. We call her Tall Kelly because she is called Kelly and she is Tall (all those years of education..money well spent-Ed). Last week, Harlow Running Club member Kelly passed us by as she was…

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HARLOW Running Club member Sean Flynn completed the Henley River Trail Half Marathon at the weekend. This is a scenic trail race that starts and finishes by the Temple Island Meadows – the official start line for the Royal Henley Rowing Regatta. Sean finished in…

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TWO Harlow athletes took part at Havering’s season opener, The Bank Holiday Open in Romford. Both were making their debuts for Harlow, Manny Richards was competing at U13 level and Henry Wright at U17, both ran the 1500m. Richards was in a mixed heat of…

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A FEW weeks ago, we reported that Harlow Running Club’s Colin Moody had just broken the V70 club record for the marathon. A record that had stood for 20 years. Colin clocked just over 4 hours. If you know, Colin he would have preferred to…

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AN emotional night at Lee Valley saw some excellent racing at both 100m and 200m distances that befitted the occasion of Mick Bond’s retirement. Mick has had a long career in athletic administration and was the founding manager of the Lee Valley Athletics centre fifteen…

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TWO friends working at two of the UK’s furniture testing and research houses are lacing up their trainers and are planning a sponsored run with a wicked twist as part of The Furniture Makers’ Company’s new Step 2 It fundraising campaign launching this May. Seasoned…

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TEN reigning European champions are among the 47 athletes selected to compete for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland between 1-5 June. Harlow’s Richard Chiassaro has been selected for the T54 400 metres and 800 metres.…

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HARLOW Athletic Club members were out at two events on Sunday 25 April. Shemar Boldizsar competed at Loughborough, and a further ten athletes competed at Lee Valley. Boldizsar was due to take part in both the 100m and 200m but soreness in his hamstring prevented…

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HARLOW Running Club member Colin Moody smashed the Club Vet 70 Marathon record by 38 mins on Sunday at the Essex Marathon, at Debden Airfield near Saffron Walden. The record was last set 21 years ago in April 2000. Colin finished in 107th place out…

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FOLLOWING the enforced hiatus at the height of the Covid pandemic, athletics has returned. Two Harlow athletes took part at the Worthing Early Season Opener. The event was a mix of traditional and innovative distances and drew a large – socially distanced – field of…

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IT was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning as the Harlow Junior parkrun returned after a thirteen month hiatus due to Covid-19. Race Director Catherine Penketh and her team beamed with a mixture of delight and relief as the 178th running of the event got underway.…

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AFTER thirteen long months, Harlow’s Junior parkrun is set to return. The 2k run starts at 9am in the showground part of Harlow Town Park. At this time, it is restricted to ages 4-10. Run Director Catherine Penketh and her team have worked tirelessly to…

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HARLOW Running Club fielded 62 runners at the St. Clare Hospice 10k, at Hastingwood, helping to raise over £11,000 for the good cause. First home for HRC was Daniel Jephcott in 11th place out of 349 finishers in an excellent 37min 53sec. He was followed…

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By Dami Adewale OVER the next few months, we are going to publish as many sports profiles as possible. This week, we spoke to runner Danny Beazley, who, despite all the restrictions of lockdown has recently taken twenty minutes off his marathon time. Danny Beazley…