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Date28-05-19
EventHarwich 5k Series 2
Resultshttps://www.harwichrunners.co.uk/1_5k/5k2019/race2.php
ReportThe second race in the Harwich 5k series took place last week and conditions on the promenade were again favourable for runners. Run on a handicap basis with runners looking to beat their predicted times the overall winner was Barbara Law of Great Bentley who beat her estimated time by the biggest margin of all 167 finishers. Karen Barker of Harwich was second with Scott Chapman third. 69 of the runners were from local club Harwich with a number of personal best (PB) times being recorded. Jon Battram recorded his fastest time in a Harwich vest with an impressive 18 minutes 11 seconds. Up and coming youngster Rem’a Eagle is improving rapidly and ducked inside 19 minutes for the first time (18m 46s) whilst another showing good promise is Harry Pitham who completed the course in 19m 35s. Anne Herbert is having a terrific season lowering her PB to 24m 45s whilst there were also improvements shown by Alan Gardner (20m 50s), Antony Westgate (23m 16s), Matthew Pumfrey (21m 8s) and Jules Lawrence (22m 25s). Another runner in top form is Valentina Burley who now boasts a new PB of 25m 13s. Also coming away with new PBs were Verity Webber (27m 24s), Samie Franklin (25m 52s), Paul Smith (24m 26s) and Nicola Challis (22m 36s). Some of the newer members of the club improved from the first race including Tanya Cane (28m 47s), Katrina Sharman Olive (39m 26s), Sue John (33m 59s), Martha Spooner (41m 48s), Fiona Caslake (39m 28s) and Louise Brundle (29m 21s). With PBs throughout the field there were also celebrations for Kathy Barfield, Kelly Peck, Karen Barker and Andrew Williamson. Running their first 5k series race in a Harwich vest were Alison Evans and Michael Isted and they were among the 105 runners who beat their predicted times. Fastest runner on the night was Paul Wain of Ipswich who posted a speedy 17m 6s whilst the quickest female running was Aiko Henington of Colchester with a time of 18m 49s. In the accompanying Junior race run over a 1 mile distance and also on a handicap basis, the race winner was Bertie Lewis who ran 8m 6s followed by Jake and Liam Bretton. Fastest boy on the night was Archie Henington who sped round the off road course in 6m 17s whilst the fastest girl was Daisy Ward in 17m 7s. There were 28 youngsters running in total many of whom are regulars at the Junior parkrun on a Sunday morning.
Date26-05-19
EventMayflower XC run/walk
Results
ReportMeanwhile a number of other members of Harwich Runners completed the annual Mayflower walk/run which takes in a distance of approximately 13 miles between Harwich and Manningtree. The mostly off road route is an interesting challenge and the first to finish this year was Allen Smalls of Colchester in 1h 29m. Third finisher was Harwich’s Gavin Race who completed the course in 1h 34m. Valentina Burley continued her busy schedule finishing in 2h 7m whilst there were also outings for Kim and Christina Pretty, Jeff and Jo Higgon, Deborah Smith and Andrew Thorn.
Date19-05-19
EventBaddow 10
Resultshttp://racetimingsolutions.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16269&RId=1052
ReportMadeline Lewis travelled to Great Baddow for a 10 mile race there. She recorded a new personal best time of 72m 35s. Becky McCorquodale continued her busy schedule at the same venue with a decent 80m 32s showing. Also running here was Sam Edwards, completing her first ever 10 mile race in club colours in 95m 42s
Date19-05-19
EventWoodbridge 10k
Resultshttp://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/results/woodbridge-10k2
ReportA far more established 10km race is at Woodbridge. Steve Cooper was in attendance there and finished 9th overall in a time of 36m 1s. Cooper also bagged 1st place in the MV45 age group
Date19-05-19
EventManningtree 10k
Resultshttps://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=181148&did=200358
ReportThere were 30 runners in the 5k and 57 in the 10k race. Chris Payne was 6th in the longer option, finishing in 41m 36s whilst Matthew Pumfrey managed 45m 30s. Matt Doran completed the course in 50m 21s and Claire Bransby crossed the finish line in 52m 48s, Jeff Higgon ran a good 53m 50s whilst Jo Higgon followed up the previous weeks marathon effort with a time here of 59m 28s.
Date19-05-19
EventManningtree 5k
Resultshttps://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=181148&did=200357
ReportIn a new event at Manningtree there were 5km and 10km options. Michael Ball was in action again, taking 4th in 22m 29s. Katie Holmes was 5th female finisher in 27m 18s. There were 30 runners in the 5k and 57 in the 10k race.
Date19-05-19
EventColchester Zoo Stampede 10k
Resultshttps://results.racetimers.co.uk/results.aspx?CId=16487&RId=4353&EId=1&dt=0
ReportThere was a 10km race starting by the elephant paddock in Colchester Zoo and finishing back in the zoo grounds. Mark Higgs was the first Harwich runner to finish with a time of 41m 7s which was a new personal best and good enough for 20th overall. Alan Gardner did well to post 44m 9s just ahead of Justin Cooper-Keeble who managed 45m 22s. Nicola Everett was running her second 10km race in Harwich colours in two weeks and finished in 54m 42s.Lisa Ford has returned to the club and also ran here in 62m 7s.
Date19-05-19
EventHackney Half Marathon
Resultshttps://uk.virginsport.com/event/hackney-2019/live-tracking
ReportMeanwhile down in Hackney there was a half marathon. Marcus Turner completed the distance in 2h 28m 52s whilst Kate Pleace managed a new personal best time of 2h 44s 49s.
Date12-05-19
EventColchester 10k
Resultshttp://colchester10k.com/colchester10k-results-2019/
ReportBecky McCorquodale also ran well finishing in 20m 53s in the Saturday night 5k race before going on to take 3rd place in the F45 category at the Colchester 10km race the next morning. A popular race with 852 finishers the 10km route at Colchester returned rewards for Anne Herbert who won her age group (FV60) in a new personal best of 52m 1s and Steve Manley who also secured his best time of 50m 19s. Jon Battram was the first Harwich runner to finish in 30th place in a good 39m 42s. There was a promising debut over this distance from Matthew Pumfrey (44m 40s) with other strong runs from Lee Allen, Stuart Raffle and Nicola Everett. Meanwhile Claire Bransby completed the second race in the Yarmouth 5 mile series in 42m 30s.
Date12-05-19
EventHalstead Marathon
Resultshttps://halsteadroadrunners.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Halstead-Marathon-2019-Results-v3.pdf
ReportAt the Halstead marathon Michael Ball was running the race for the second year in succession. He managed to record a time 5 minutes quicker than in 2018, finishing in 3 hours 54 minutes 4 seconds. Christina Pretty was running her first marathon and completed it in 4h 58m 45s also collecting a gold county medal for her age group in the process. The county bronze medal for the same age category also went to Harwich and Jo Higgon running her fastest marathon in 5h 11m.

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