Park run round up
Millward in amazing form
Danny Millward is only 14 but the Harrier is a supreme talent. At the Colchester Castle 5km, Millward produced a personal best run of 17-33 to beat seasoned ex international runner and club mate Allen Smalls also 17-33 into second place in a sprint finish. Coming 3rd was another 14 year old, Max Caulfield, in another staggering time of 17-56. Sandra Fox ran her fastest ever time of 23-02 for the 2nd lady position. The previous week Harriers squeezed 7 runners into the top 10, with Danny Millward 2nd 18-17, Ian Haws (Pb) 3rd 18-23, Max Caulfield 4th 18-54, Alex Sales 5th 19-05, David Wright 6th 19-11,Laura Shewbridge 8th 19-34 and Stacey Eyers 9th 19-41, 287 ran with another personal best coming from Milly Presland in 23-09.Helen Blomfield ran a good 21-25, Sandra Fox 23-27, and Fay Smalls 29-16.
At the Maldon Park run 5km it was Heidi Steele on her return from 9 months in Australia who swept to victory in a field of 210, Fran Norris set a new course over 55 record in 23-00, Rachel Wright clocked 29-40, and David Wright was 3rd overall. Debbie Cattermole was 4th lady at Great Cornard in 22-06.
At the Whitstable event Martyn Clarke was 6th out of 232 in 19-18, while Pete West was 4th at Great Notley in 19-21. Just behind team mate Jon Nears.
Tarpley 20 and 10 mile road race
Smalls second veteran
The Tarpley 20 and 10 road race is another build up event for the London Marathon and the tough course gets a good turn out. A few Harriers made the journey to Suffolk to give it a go, and Allen Smalls was first home for Colchester in the 20 clocking 2-07 for 2nd veteran over 45, James Waterson ran a personal best 2-26-30,new signing Wayne Cook was pleased with 2-28-04, and Mellissa Dowell with 2-44-50, in the 10 mile Marie Shirley was 2nd overall in 1-05-53 a fine race by the tough Marathon runner. Arthur Whiston was first veteran over 65 in 1-12, and Fay Smalls clocked 1-35, other good runs came from Paul Preston, and Ady White.