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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…

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ATHLETICS is slowly emerging from the Covid gloom and the first large scale event, organized by Southern Counties Athletic Association, took place at Chelmsford over the Bank Holiday weekend. A small number of Harlow athletes were fortunate enough to secure places at the event. Edward…

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HARLOW Running Club Triathlon Section entered five teams in the Bedford Team Relay Triathlon last week. The 3 person team format used was 3 x Swim(750m), 3 x Bike(20k) and 3 x Run(5k). Each athlete completed the swim, the bike, and the run in relay;…

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Limber up for the St Clare 10k! IT’S time to get your running shoes out once more for the annual St Clare 10k, taking place here at the Hospice on Sunday 13th September 2020, with the race setting off at 10:30am. Having been re-scheduled from…

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LAST Sunday, the intrepid Anna Robyn completed an Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run) in and around Harlow. A number of swimmers, cyclists and runners joined Anna as part of the fifteen hour challenge. Amongst the runners was Emma…

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HARLOW athlete Anna Robey showed incredible determination to complete an Ironman on Sunday. Originally, Anna had intended to compete in Nottingham but that was “Corona-cancelled” but that wasn’t going to stop Anna. Anna did the 2.4 mile swim at Redricks Lake; the 112 mile cycle…

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A HARLOW athlete is set to take on an Ironman but not quite how she first planned. Anna Robey had hoped to do the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottingham but it was, as they say, “Covid cancelled” so Anna has changed the location to nearer home.…