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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. …

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NO less than 349 athletes competed in this event completing their virtual run during half term Harlow pupils had some fantastic results. In the Under 11 boys over 2k with 52 completed runs. Rudy Parker – Bayes was the fastest by 20 seconds in a…

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HARLOW Running and Triathlon clubs are aiming to collectively cover 24,901 miles / 40,075 km (the distance for one circumference of the earth) over the 80 days from 11th January to 31st March. A spokesperson said: “We’ll be raising money for the St. Clare Hospice…

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AS part of the Harlow Running Club profiles we have been running, we were delighted to be sent tone for Roy Steven. These days, many will know Roy for his place in the Harlow parkrun. Roy’s corner is just before you go down into the…

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PARKRUNANDBEYOND (PRAB) runner, Lee Wood put in an outstanding performance at the weekend. Lee came sixth in Remembrance Run Half Marathon at Debden Airfield in a time of 1 hr 16.55. Lee said: “I was very pleased with this performance. I had a plan to…

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THE Head Coach at a popular running group in Harlow has been awarded an Essex Active Hero Award. The awards were organised by Essex County Council in partnership with Active Essex. In 2019, Adrian Fell, along with Sharon Wright and Alex Smith started ParkrunandBeyond (PRAB).…