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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…

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A HOST of Harlow runners took part in a virtual version of the London Marathon on Sunday. Covid-19 meant the 40th running of the race in London was restricted to elite athletes however the 40,000 runners who had entered the race were invited to run…

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A PLANNING application for a world class sports performance institute has been submitted to Harlow Council. The location is Baros House on Elizabeth Way in Harlow The application is as follows: Change of use of an existing Class B8 business use premises to a Class…

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GOOD luck to all the Harlow runners who are set to take on the London Marathon. Unfortunately, as well all know too well, they will not be able to run the 26 miles and 385 yards from Blackheath to The Mall as well over a…

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A HARLOW paralympian was incensed that his team of wheelchair athletes were left in a car park and not allowed to share a running track with able-bodied athletes. Paralympian and world record holder, Richard Chiassaro told YH that his team of wheelchair athletes turned up…

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HARLOW Running Club had 18 runners at the Lee Valley 10k race at Waltham Cross on Sunday morning. Martin Westley was first home in 15th place out of 402 finishers in an excellent 36min 28sec. He was followed home by Tom Wheatley, in his debut…

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IN the biggest youth triathlon in the UK and worldwide, Jasmine Hall from Old Harlow took part in her first ever triathlon Tri One for ages 9/10 year olds. At Hever Castle, conditions were cold and windy and the swim was reduced from 200 metres…

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THERE was disappointment for hundreds of Harlow park runners as the planned restart of the Saturday 5k run across the country has been postponed. An update on the planned restart in England from parkrun Global Chief Executive Officer Nick Pearson. Sadly, after significant consultation and…

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HARLOW Running Club member Tony Harman completed the multi-terrain New Forest Half Marathon at Dorset finishing in 431st place out of 550 finishers in 2hrs 37min 08sec. Meanwhile at the Race the Chilterns Duathlon (10.5k run, 78k bicycle, 20k run) Kerry Mavris finished in 4th…

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HARLOW Running Club had a great turnout at the St Clare Hospice 10k with 44 runners helping to  raise much needed funds for the hospice. The race took part on a warm Sunday morning on an undulating course at Hastingwood, just outside Harlow, that was…

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A TOTAL of 212 athletes took part in St Clare Hospice’s 10k 2020 race on Sunday (13September) as the popular annual sporting event celebrated its 26th anniversary, after being rescheduled from April 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.  This year’s event had additional safety measures in…

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HARLOW Running Club member Pas Blackwell completed the Bedford Box End Standard Triathlon (Swim 750m, Bike 37.4km, Run 10km) finishing in 4th place out of 163 finishers and 1st Vet 40 in an excellent 1hr 56min 32sec.    Meanwhile at the Eton Dorney Sprint Duathlon (3k…

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THE weekly mass participation Parkrun events are set to resume in England by the end of October. Parkrun events were suspended worldwide in March because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Events will operate within Parkrun’s government-approved Covid-19 framework, though there have been “minimal changes” to…

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HARLOW sprint star, Shem Bolzidar produced a seasons best at the British Athletics Champs on Sunday afternoon. However his time of 21.40 sec for the 200 metres was not good enough for Shem to progress to the final. However, it has been a truncated year…

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A TREASURE trove of photos of athletes from Harlow Athletics Club in the seventies has been unearthed by a former coach. Brian Gleeson was a sprint coach at the club from the seventies until the early nineties. However, he doubled up as a club photographer.…

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THE running calendar is slowly starting up again. Local runners are starting to look at the events calendar for the rest of the year and picking their races. Harlow Running Club member Sean Flynn completed the Run Through Lee Valley Velo Park Half Marathon at…