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THE HARLOW running community has paid its respects to much-loved Spencer Brooks, who had died following a long battle with cancer. Spencer, who was 47, had been battling with brain cancer for some time but never gave in, never looked for sympathy and was an…

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WITH just twelve weeks to go before the London Marathon, runners will be at different stages of their preparation. For some, they may well be up to fifteen miles or more, usually completed on Sunday mornings. For others, they may be just getting to seven…

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Team of 12 to represent St Clare Hospice at London Marathon 2020 ST Clare Hospice in Hastingwood has allocated six Gold Bond places to a team of lucky, local people, who will run the 2020 London Marathon in aid of the charity. An additional six…

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HARLOW Running Club member Sandi Rust completed the Cold Christmas 50K trail race on Sunday morning. This is a demanding and scenic 31 mile race from Cold Christmas, Hertfordshire to High Easter, Essex. Rust finished in 14th place out of 61 finishers in an excellent…

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JUST under 400 participants took place in the Harlow parkrun on Saturday morning in the town park. Under brilliant blue skies, it was the third time that the participant number record had been broken in 2020! Since it began, in November 2014, the 5k traverse…

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HARLOW Running Club competed in the second round of the East Herts and West Essex Cross Country League on a cold and frosty Sunday morning. The 4.5 mile course at Saffron Walden included farm tracks and fields and with two stream crossings. Despite the frost…

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HARRY Tennison usually appears in the theatre section of YH as he is a very fine actor and stage director but at the moment he is more likely to be found treading the pavement than treading the boards as he prepares for the London Marathon.…

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THE year got off to a busy start for athletes with indoor action in Sheffield for the National Indoor Multi-Event Championships and the Southern Counties Indoor Championships for U17 and U15 athletes. Beth Harryman and Leo Chaschin were in senior action in Sheffield. Chaschin had…

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RECENTLY, HARLOW Running Club athlete, Alan Wellbelove, ran his 250th parkrun. That is a great achievement. If nothing else, Alan has got up for 250 Saturday mornings and run 5 kilometres (3.1 miles). Alan ran his first parkrun (Gunpowder in Waltham Abbey) back in 2014…

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HARLOW athlete Danny Raymond is having an impressive winter season as he went under two minutes for the 800 metres for the first time. Last summer, the Stewards Academy student came fourth in the under-15s national championships with a stunning time of 2.01.87. Now he…

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TWO of Harlow’s promising young Netball stars have had a great start to 2020. Jasmine Burt has been selected for the U21’s Surrey Storm NPL Squad A. Jasmine is making her way through the ranks, from the Tegate Club based in Mark Hall, then to…

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HARLOW Running Club member Sean Flynn completed the Finsbury Park Half Marathon on Sunday morning, finishing in 72nd place out of 138 finishers and 2nd Vet 60 in 1hr 53min 58sec. Meanwhile at the VeloPark Mince Pie’s Revenge Duathlon (2 mile Run – 10 Mile…

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A RECORD number of participants took part in the Harlow parkrun on Saturday morning. The previous record stood at 303 but on Saturday, 323 ran, jogged,, walked, round the lovely 5k (3.1 mile) course in the town park. Harlow parkrun has been running since November…

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YOU may have noticed that there was a record 323 participants at the Harlow parkrun on Saturday. If you were one of those runners and/or you would like to do a little bit more running then this course run by Harlow Running Club may be…

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HARLOW Running Club members were out taking part in various park runs at the weekend as well as some members completing a 10K Race at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Martin Westley also took part in the Essex Senior Cross Country Championship race, Martin came 47th…

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IF you are looking to get a little bit fitter then may we recommend coming to the Harlow parkrun on Saturday. The 5k (3.1 mile) event takes place in the town park. It is only a race in that you are, if you wish, competing…