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Athletics

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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…

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A HUGE shout out today to Dr Deb Ghosh, a consultant at Princess Alexandra Hospital, who has ‘braved the shave’ and shaved his hair to fundraise for St Clare 👏👏👏 Dr Deb Gohosh is a consultant in gastroenterology and he decided to shave his head,…

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HARLOW Running Club members took advantage of the relaxed Covid restrictions by completing various races at the weekend. The Dorney Lake Marathon, near Windsor, comprises 6 laps of the lake perimeter. Martin Westley finished in 187th place out of 444 finishers in an excellent 3hrs…

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THE FIRST ever London Marathon was held on Sunday March 29th, 1981. On that day, just over 8,000 runners took part. It has now become one of the most famous sporting events in the world. Since 1981, thousands of Harlow residents have run the 26…

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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. …