Cameron produces a classic ultra
Colchester Harriers Cameron Humphries has come a long way in a short time and produced a superb run at the Tooting Bec classic track 24 hour run. Humphries who warmed up for the event by running hundreds of miles between the European Championship football stadiums in France saw all his hard work come good with a superb 3rd place at Tooting Bec. Humphries went past the 100 mile mark in 17 hours and 23 minutes, continued to 112 miles at 20 hours and went on to cover just over 137 miles in the 24 hours! That’s 553 laps of the track an incredible display of pacing and long distance mental toughness. For the record Cameron only took 2 five minute breaks and one 10 minute break over the whole 24 hours. The winner clocked 160 miles the third best ever in Britain.
Ramadam Osman won the Dedham 10km in 33:32 over the very tough Stour Valley course with 4 large hills. Laura Shewbridge made it a double victory with a fine performance to clock 40:52, a minute and a half clear of her closest rival, with team mate Ellie Mayne 3rd. The team victory was also Harriers with Simon Smith 13th 39:31 and Richard Boden 14th 40:06, completing the winning team. Others to run were Danny Millward 37:35, David Wright 40:54, Richard Millward 41:36, Dan Mark 41:54, Craig Harley 42:31, Kevin Higgens 43:09, Dan Wilkinson 43:32, Michael Burrows 45:32, Oliver Saunders 48:30, Brian Smith 49:52, Rachel Abbott 55:13, Jason Primera 56:22, Fay Smalls 57:51, Rachel Richardson-Wright 61:14.
Carwyn Jones set a new course record at the Ipswich half Marathon winning in 1:13:36, Mark Harrod was 5th 1:21:03 and Ged McMillan 7th 1:23:04, Dominic King, the Rio Olympic race walker in the 50km, walked the course full out in 1:36:09 and Becky Bjotter continues to improve in 2:06:31.