Smalls wins again
Smalls third marathon victory in four weeks
Colchester Harriers Allen Smallls continued his amazing run of victories with yet another marathon win. This time over the extremely tough Stour Valley course from Nayland, Smalls clocked 3:13 over the 27 miles course and was well clear of the second placed runner. Smalls won the Essex marathon at Halstead and the Howgill race in the lake district and then followed this up with a fine 6th place at the Keswick 25km Mountain race, before charging to victory again at the Stour Valley event. Also doing well at Stour Valley was Craig Mitchell 4:10 who only started training for the event 3 weeks ago, then came Simon Smith 4:11, Malcolm Statham 4:22 and Anita Mussett and Lydia Cunningham who ran a solid race in the hot conditions.
Mark Harrod was runner up again at the Colchester Park Run clocking 17:51 in a field of 362. Danny Millward was third 18:09 and John Fryer 4th 18:15. Alex Sales is getting back to form in 6th spot in 18:55. Cameron Humpfries warmed up for his 500 mile Euro Challenge in France next week with an easy run of 19:41. Other Harriers at Colchester were Allen Smalls 20:00, Richard Millward 20:16, Simon Smith 20:36, Dan Wilkinson 20:40, Craig Harley 20:43, Pat Marsh 22:03, Andrew Dagge 22:29, Noah Cox 23:17, Oliver Saunders 24:05, Natasha Rice 24:14, Brian Smith 24:24, Sandra Fox 22:49, Liz Cudmore 27:55 and Fay Smalls 31:33.
The Great Cornard Park run saw Wayne Cook 4th 18:42, with Keith Marley 5th 18:57, Drew Olley ran 20:91, with Aaron Marley just behind 20:24, then came Jerry Walder 20:52, Cathy Beard 25:43 and Debbie Cattermole 29:29.
Harwich Promenade saw David Wright clock his fastest ever Park run time of 18:29 for 3rd spot, with Chris Manby 4th 18:34, Becky Cooke ran easily for 19:50 and was first lady. Rachel Richardson-Wright also completed the course.
Arthur Whiston ran 33:26 at the Kirton Friday night 5, then followed it up the next morning with a 14th spot at the Maldon Park run in 20:26.
Martyn Clarke travelled to the Barnet park run and was runner up in 19:05.