Mussett on top form
Colchester Harriers Adrian Mussett had a sensational run at the New York Paris 8km held in Central Park, 5000 runners went to the line and Mussett came home 6th in 26:18 beaten only by 4 Kenyans and an American and was 1st Veteran. Anita Mussett finished well up the field in the ladies race.
Arthur Whiston celebrated his retirement with an over 65 win at the Clacton Half Marathon, Sophie Stephenson was 5th lady they both clocked 1:41:52 in very windy conditions.
Malcolm Statham completed his 185th marathon in 3:31 at Wheathampstead.
Fran Norris strode to an over 55 victory at le Porge 10km in France getting to the finish in 47:35, Norris was 11th lady and first super veteran.
Recent 5km results
Ipswich Park run 1st lady Laura Shewbridge 20:05, Gt Notley Park run 1st lady Laura Shewbridge 20:27, Debbie Cattermole 21:13. Slough park Run David Wright 6th 19:43. Clacton 5km Malcolm Statham 21:21. Harwich Park run 4th Alexandra Williamson 18:51. Maldon park run 14th Archie French 20:07. Gt Cornard Park run 2nd Anthony Barraclough 17:49
The Mersea 10 and 5 mile races are tough, but Harriers produced good results with Craig Mitchell 1st veteran over 40 and 9th overall. Then came Simon Smith, Richard Boden and Malcolm Statham. Danny Millward was 3rd in his first 5 mile race, with Paul Rodgers not far behind in 4th.
The Colchester Castle Rio themed Park run was started by Colchester Harriers Olympic Race walking athlete Dominic King. A huge field of 419 ran the 5km, with Harriers supplying both winners in Angus Holford 16:32 and Sarah Stradling 18:35, Harriers then had Mark Harrod 3rd in 17:43 just beating team mate Adam Sawyer 4th 17:43 to the line. Sarah Stradling was 5th overall, with Andy Raynor 6th in 18:44 and John Fryer 7th 18:37. Ellie Mayne was 3rd lady in 20:47.
Other Harriers were Danny Millward 19:35, Dan Mark 19:47, David Wright 19:52, Malcolm Statham 20:39, Arthur Whiston 20:48, Denise Morley 20:51, Ella Neale 21:02, Richard Millward 21:28, Andrea James 21:36, Helen Bloomfield 21:55, Sophie Stephenson 22:38, Andrew Dagge 22:56, Jerry Walder 23:59, Richard Boden 24:04, John Wheatley 24:31, Fran Norris 24:50, Joanne Martin 25:50, Katrina Vicentijevic 26:11, Mel Moore 27:15 and Fay Smalls 28:23.