Cooke wins Grand prix

Colchester Harriers AC’s Becky Cooke became the Green vests first ever female Senior road Grand Prix of Essex winner after finishing 6th in the final event the Stebbing 10 mile at the weekend.

Cooke has run well throughout the whole series which started in March with the Essex 20 and also included the very tough Halstead marathon, Keith Marley ran a good Stebbing in 62mins, with Simon Morgan clocking 70 mins in one of his first runs as an over 50. Angus Holford was 3rd overall and pleased to take the individual bronze medal. Malcolm Statham clocked 76 mins.

Park Run

At the Colchester Castle park run Ramadam Osman was 1st in a field of 360 in 17:06, with Dominic King running his frist ever park run in 3rd position in 17:59, Jon Nears was 4th, Andy Raynor 5th, Fergus Crouch 8th. And Alex Sales 9th. Kevin Higgens in 11th ran a personal best 19:36, while Milly Presland roared to victory in a record time for her of 20:26.
New Signing Edward Mitchell was the winner at the Mersea park run in 17:41, with Paul Rodgers runner up 19:07, Russell Goodridge was 5th in 20:07.