McMillan busts 3 hours.
Colchester harriers Ged McMillan finally got over his injuries and illnesses to clock a superb 2-53 at the Belfast marathon a tough affair with a 13 mile climb from the city. This was McMillans first sub 3 marathon.
Heritage Half marathon
Smalls takes his chance
Allen Smalls was the surprise winner of the Heritage off road half marathon held from Thorpeness clocking 1.22. Mark Harrod was runner up in 1-24,team mate Carwyn Jones led the race for 6 miles then went off course, giving Allen Smalls the lead . Smalls was surprised to be the winner as he expected Jones to be on the finish line when he came home, but Jones had run an extra 2 miles, and came back in 8th spot. Les Dunham ran 1-54, and Malcolm Statham completed the marathon in 3-44.
Three Forts Challenge, South Downs
Dowell in top form
Mellissa Dowell was in top form at the tough 27.2 mile Three Forts Marathon Challenge held over the South Downs. The severe winds and rain made going very difficult but iron lady Dowell was second overall in 4-02, Briony Downes struggled but was pleased with her 4-31. Simon Smith did the Half marathon in 1-50.
Watson wins Maldon
Colchester Harriers were well to the fore at the latest batch of park Runs with Hannah Watson 1st female at Maldon Esplanade in 21-00 a personal best. Drew Olley was 8th at Great Cornard in 20-57, while nine Harriers were in the first 12 in a field of 331 at Colchester Castle, Allen Smalls was 2nd 17-41, then came 3 Mark Harrod 17-50, 4 Pete West 18-31, 5 Jon Nears 18-32, 6 Ethan Thrower 18-32, 7 lee Hykel 18-36, 9 Robert Smith 18-40, 11 David Wright 18-58, and 12 Simon Taylor 19-01. Well to the front of the field were Danny Millward 19-05, Andy Raynor 19-24, ans Simon Smith 20-13. Arthur Whiston clocked 20-14, followed by Richard Millward 20-31, Harry Varla 2-13, Mark Baker 21-30, Ian Haw 22-06, Dan Wilkinson 22-26, Shanai luckham 26-33, Mellissa Wyard 26-46, and Rachel Richardson-Wright 29-59.