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Harlow Running Club member Mark Bentley finished in 9th place out of 78 finishers, and 1st Vet 50, in an excellent 42min 54sec at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k over the weekend. He was followed home by Laura Prime in 22nd place and 1st…

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A HARLOW man overcame difficult conditions to compete the Olympic Triathlon at the London Excel Centre on Sunday. Antony Robinson completed the swim, cycle and run in an excellent time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. Antony is now planning to undertake a Half Ironman…

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English Age Group Championships, Sports City Manchester BEBE Jackson performed well at a sparsely attended English Age Group Championship in Manchester over the weekend. She was the only T44 athlete registered and had her races combined with heats for other events to provide some semblance…

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THERE are a number of Harlow athletes whom we have followed in and out of lockdown. As we move out of lockdown and into August, we caught up with Harlow Tri-athlete,, Gail Nicholls to see how she is getting on. Gail said: “When involved in…

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CROWDFUNDER and Sport England have teamed up to make £2.5 million of match funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus crisis and with the safe return to play.  A spokesperson said: “We’re encouraging not for profit organisations who…

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HARLOW Running Club had four members contest the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday morning. The route goes past London’s most iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Shard and the London Eye to name a few. Vicky Steadman was first home for…

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A NUMBER of Harlow runners took part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday. Over 14,000 runners took part in an event that was first scheduled for March 2020. Many of the runners did the 13.1 mile race for charity. Our editor Michael Casey…

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OVER 200 people participated in the Harlow parkrun on Saturday morning. This was the second Saturday that the 5k run had taken place since the sixteen month hiatus due to Covid. The conditions were much more favourable compared to last Saturday and so it was…

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THE County Championship weekend, postponed from May, finally took place over the weekend. Harlow had a small number of athletes at Watford as Hertfordshire residents, and the majority of its competitors at Chelmsford for the Essex championships. Numbers were down, due to Covid and the…

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HARLOW Running Club member Darren Coates completed the Lakeland 100 trail race at the weekend, which turned out be a total of 105 miles. The ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ is the most spectacular long distance trail race which has ever taken place within…

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AFTER a sixteen month hiatus, Harlow parkrun resumed on Saturday morning. It had been quite a wait, but despite the weather, 181 runners, joggers, walkers, strollers took part in the 5k journey round the town park. This would not have been possible without the core…

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HARLOW parkrun is set to resume on Saturday morning. The last time the event took place was Saturday March 14th, 2020. On that occasion, 250 participants weaved their way through the wonderful town park course. Since then, for obvious reasons, parkrun has been postponed. Can…

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HARLOW Running Club member Gail Nichols competed in the British Aquathlon Championships (0.75k swim, 5k run) at the weekend finishing in 97th place out of 116 finishers, and 3rd Female Vet 55 to win the bronze medal in her age category, in an excellent 40min…

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HARLOW Paralympian Richard Chiassaro is one of thirty-two athletes added to the ParalympicsGB athletics team for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo next month, joining the 12 athletes who were selected as part of the first wave team announcement in June. This will be Richard’s second…

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HARLOW Running Club members took part in the Vitality London 10,000 metre race at Hatfield over the weekend. The race took part within the grounds of Hatfield Park on varied and undulating terrain. First home was Jon Waight in 114th place out of 1431 finishers…

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A BUSY weekend for Harlow AC athletes began with Shemar Boldizsar competing for Great Britain’s U23 team, in Estonia on Friday. He comfortably qualified from the morning heats in a time of 21.04s. And in the semi-final on Saturday he made no mistake as he…