Hot Weather For Heritage
Very warm weather greeted a group of Colchester Harriers, who travelled to Thorpeness for the popular multi terrain coastal race which have seen many Harriers victories over the years.
Ged McMillan finally got the better of Allen Smalls in the half marathon, pulling away in the last mile to beat the experienced Smalls by 15 seconds. Simon Smith, Craig Mitchell, Cheryl Appleby, and Jackie McLlannen all finished high up in the field.
The 10km was another close run event with Paul Rodgers just not having enough in the last mile but was pleased with his runner up spot. David Wright, Louise Yates, Rachel Wright, and Rachel Rodgers all finished well.
Adrian Mussett stormed to victory in very hot weather at the Breckland 10km, with Sarah Stradling a good 2nd in the ladies race. Paul Preston and Ellie Cumner both had fine races.
Lucy Mapp ran a personal best 40-15 at the Kings Lynn 10km to finish third.
Nicola Hilson, Keith Marley, and Darren Horner, all ran in the Witham 10 mile road race.
Castle Park parkrun saw Allen Smalls now in the over 50 category celebrate his 50th park run by taking the said age category record form team mate Pete West, with a time of 18-09. Nate Filer was 3rd in 17-08, beating Danny Millward who was 4th in 17-24, Helen Taczynski won the ladies race in 21-10.
Mersea parkrun saw victory for Andy Jobling in 17-42, with Jay Waite 3rd in 19-20. Debbie Cattermole 22-05 was 3rd lady.
Drew Olley was 3rd At the Great Cornard event in 18-45.
Colchester Harriers veteran team have re-entered the midweek Veteran track league after a long absence. A good turn out of green vests under captain Paul Preston saw the team finish 5th in the first event at Lee Valley. Arthur Whiston did well making his debut in the shot putt. Helen Taczynski won the 100m event, with Simon Morgan winning the 2km walk. Colin Ridley and Ellie Cumner were both runners up in the 3000m race, while Diane Woolmer and Simon Smith did multi events and produced good results.
Louise Yates was 4th in the Colchester Triathlon. With David Gayer, Paul Rodgers, and Craig Mitchell and Paul Spowage all finishing high up in the field.