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HARLOW parkrun has been cancelled due to the cold weather. Although the course seems ok, the temperature is expected to drop to below zero overnight. That means too many of the key points of the course such could be very slippy. Anyone who knows the…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club’s prolific marathon runner Laura Prime completed the muddy Mid Month Trail Marathon at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon, finishing in 8th place out of 24 finishers and 1st Female in 4hrs 17min 50sec.  Meanwhile, at the equally muddy multi-terrain Benfleet 15…

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STEWARDS Academy drama teacher Abbie Martin is set to run the London Marathon for her stricken father. Abbie said: “I am running the London Marathon for a charity extremely close to my heart, Muscular Dystrophy UK. My dad Neil (as did his late sister) suffer…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club had two representatives at the Essex Senior XC Championships over a 12k muddy course at Basildon. Rob Lowe finished in 62nd place out of 189 finishers and 1st Vet 50 in an excellent 47min 16sec. He was followed not far…

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GLOUCESTER Park, Basildon, played host to the individual Cross Country County Championship. Only two Harlow AC athletes, Ciara Dobson and George Watkins took part, and both at U13 level. Forty-eight U13 Girls were in action and Ciara completed the course in 16.26 mins. She was…

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BANK Holiday Monday saw Lee Valley play host to the first indoor event of 2023. The event proved as popular as ever, with athletes from as far afield as Glasgow and Newquay and Par in attendance. The format is unlike most athletic events as there…

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HARLOW Running Club’s Lucy Barnes took a major scalp in winning the Buntingford 10 mile road race on Friday. Lucy , in a time of 1.00.34 easily beat international triathlete Lucy Charles-Barclay. This was a PB as well as a senior female club record, First…

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HUNDREDS of runners, joggers and walkers took part in the Harlow parkrun over Christmas and New Year. There were four runs in total (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day) But as we step into 2023, this is your chance to…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club were represented at the Witham 5 mile race on Boxing Day morning. First home was Scott Bird in 21st place out of 320 finishers in an excellent 29min 28sec in his debut at the distance. He was followed by Ben…

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THERE were record numbers for the running of the Christmas Day Harlow parkrun. A record 236 runners, joggers, and walkers enjoyed and/or endured the 5k course around the town park. That is the second highest number of runners since it returned after the seventy week…

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A HARDY band of Harlow runners didn’t let a little bit of snow get in their way on Saturday morning. Harlow parkrun and many many other 5k runs around the country were cancelled due to treacherous condtions. However, the Westmill parkrun in Ware passed a…

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SATURDAYS running of the Harlow parkrun has fallen victim to the weather. A lot of the course in the town park is on path and so with temperatures still set to be sub-zero, the organisers had no choice but to postpone. There are other runs…

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THIS was a relatively quiet week for Harlow Running and Tri Club but can we give a quick shout out to their club secretary Laura Prime. Winter, summer. spring and summer, she is out there competing. But she is also, week in week out, helping…

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LAST weekend, at Lee Valley, the December Minithon event was held. These events, whilst a lot of fun, are also a chance for the sport’s youngest athletes to experience good level competition. Harlow had four competitors, Cian and Soairse Casey-Bond, Alexander Austin, and Kitty Tyson.…

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SOUTHERN Inter-Counties Cross Country, Horspath Park, in Oxford, was the venue for the SEAAA Inter-Counties cross-country competition on Saturday December 4th. St Mark’s pupil George Watkins was the only Harlow Athletic Club member selected. He has had an excellent individual season, being undefeated in Essex…

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HARLOW Running and Tri Club had twelve members contest the Hatfield 5 mile race on Sunday Morning. The flat course and the mild weather resulted in two Club Records and four personal best times. Rob Lowe led the way in 18th place out of 655…