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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.
Date10-05-19
EventIpswich Twilight 5k
Resultshttp://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/results/ipswich-twilight-5k2
ReportThe Ipswich Twilight 5k proved to be an incredibly competitive and fast race with top level athletes travelling from all over the country to run. 12 runners completed the distance in less than 14 minutes. Harwich’s Robert Reason ran 16m 12s, just one second slower than his best from 2012 in Clacton yet finished in an unaccustomed 71st place. There was a personal best for Simon Day in 17m 46s whilst Ben Hammond (19m 53s) ran his fastest 5k since 2011. Becky McCorquodale also ran well finishing in 20m 53s in the Saturday night race.
Date07-05-19
EventHarwich 5k Series 1
Resultshttps://www.harwichrunners.co.uk/1_5k/5k2019/race1.php
ReportThe first race in the latest Harwich 5km handicap series took place last week with a record number of 198 finishers completing the promenade based run. With the winner being the person who beats their predicted time by the largest margin, that honour went to Isabella McCreadie who bettered her estimate by over 5 minutes. Second was Lisa Ford and third place went to Claire Coe. The low tide and gentle breeze proved to be favourable conditions for the runners and there were a number of Personal Best times recorded amongst the 83 members of Harwich Runners participating in the event. There was an eye-catching performance from Matthew Friend who smashed through the 18 minute barrier for the first time, crossing the finish line in 17 minutes 40 seconds. Archie Barrington improved to 18m 13s whilst Mark Higgs lowered his best time to 19m 28s. Trevor Lewis covered the distance quicker than any time previous by over 40 seconds to 21m 11s with other big improvements shown by Verity Webber (28m 3s), Steve Manley (24m 4s), Alan Gardner (20m 58s) and Muriel Lovering (25m 59s). Others coming away with new personal bests included Anne Herbert, Valentina Burley, Jules Lawrence, Jez Downs, Karen Stapleton and Claire Lawrence. Another who continues to improve is Kim Pretty, he knocked over a minute off his best time from last year to record a sensational 22m 21s. The fastest three times on the night were al by members of Harwich Runners with Rob Reason posting 16m 43s followed by Steve Cooper (17m 3s) and Graeme Knott (17m 9s). Fastest lady on the night was Laura Shewbridge of Hadleigh in 18m 42s with the quickest Harwich based lady being Madeline Lewis whose time of 20m 39s was a new club record for her age category (FV40). Also recording a new club record was Amos Seddon whose time of 26m 4s was the fastest ever by anyone at the club in the MV75 category. As well as all these achievements there were a number of runners completing one of these series runs for the first time in a Harwich vest. Among these were a number of couch to 5k graduates underlining their successful transition with good outings here. Among these were Tanya Cane, Heidi Seddon, Fiona Caslake and Sue John. Other notable debuts came from Matthew Pumfrey and Jon Battram. Alongside this race was a 1 mile Junior race which had the youngsters trying to beat their predicted times. The winner of this race was Jack Manley who completed the distance in 9m 5s. Fastest runner on the evening was Daisy Ward who completed her mile in 6m 50s whilst quickest boy was Peter Hughes in 6m 56s.

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