Felstead 10Km Essex Road Championship
Bronzes for both teams
Colchester Harriers are always to the fore in the road running Championships and yet again came away with a double haul of medals with both mens and ladies teams taking bronzes and unlucky not to take silvers in a very tight contest.
Second claim Harrier Angus Holford was bronze medallist in 33:54 was supported by Chris Sellens who just missed out in 4th place 34:01, but took the team bronze medals along with Colin Ridley 11th 35:34 and Mark Harrod 14th 35:46. The amazing Colin Ridley who is well in to his 50’s took the gold medal in his age group with Mark Harrod taking the over 40 silver award.
Sarah Stradling added yet another Championship victory to her long list spanning 15 years. The 41 year old was well clear of the field winning in 36:48, to get a triple medal haul, gold senior, gold veteran and bronze team along with Rebecca Cooke 42:17 and Amanda Henry 42:57.
Fran Norris took the over 55 bronze in 47:42 and Arthur Whiston the over 60 bronze in an impressive 42:04.
Other Harriers to finish were Paul Rodgers 37:04, Keith Marley 39:25, Wayne Cook 39:46, Simon Smith 40:17, Craig Mitchell 40:42, Jerry Walder 41:33, Richard Millward 41:51, Ady Frost 41:57, Dan Wilkinson 43:01, Annette Osakamn 44:09, Simon Morgan 44:41, Steph Horner 45:54, Clive Thomas 45:54, Becky Bjotter 55:10 and Rachel Rodgers 59:43.
Gary Abbott, Allen Smalls and Chris Manby completed the Welsh 3000 in terrible conditions in 16 hours.
Colchester Park run saw Cameron Humpfries win for the first time in 18:08, with Danny Millward 3rd in 18:09, Andy Raynor 4th 19:04 and David Wright 8th 19:34. Personal bests came from Craig Harley 20:21 and Andrew Dagge 2:17. 330 ran.
In the Race for Life 5km in the Castle park Heidi Steele was 1st home with Sophie Stephenson runner up.