Cattermole continues winnning
Colchester Harriers had a good turn out at the Chelmsford 10km with DebbIe Cattermole the star striding to yet another victory in 44m 02s. Colin Ridley, recovering from his recent hernia operation, second over 50 man in 37m 14s. James Wright was the first Harrier home clocking a very good 35m 29s, Jon Nears was 37m 30s, Andy Lovelock 37m 59s, Paul Preston 38m 33s, Richard Flutter 38m 45s and Ian Rattray 43m 02s.
Allen Smalls had another superb mountain race finishing 4th in the 48 mile Brecon Beacons Ultra Trail race. Smalls ran consistently over difficult terrain to finish in 7 hours and 2 minutes covering 6000m of climb, Chris Manby completed the Brecon Trail marathon although suffering from fatigue at half way, he stuck to the task and completed the Marathon in good time.
In the Eastern Cross Country Championships held at Chantry Park, Ipswich Paul Spowage took the gold medal in the over 50’s race in a sprint finish, Nat Filer won senior bronze with a very fine run over the 12km course, Danny Millward won silver in the under 17 men, with Milly Presland securing a bronze in the under 15 girls. David Wright took silver in the over 60’s race, while in the under 20 men Dominic Nicejewski, and Joe Boden were In the first six home. Also running very well for the senior men were Pat Marsh, Charlie Holihan, Simon Morgan, Gavin Scanlon, and Mikey Smith.
Jerry Walder ran a personal best 67m 19m over a very tough Hadleigh 10 mile road race course, while Keiron Callaghan clocked 39m 49s in the 5 mile event. Charlie Walder won the under 16 prize in the 2km.
At the Brighton 10km Helen Taczynski went through the line in 40m 59s with husband Andy finishing in 42m 00s.
Malcolm Statham ran the Gosfield off road Marathon in 4 hours 10 minutes, and was joint second.
The round up of Park runs saw Wayne Cook win Felixstowe in 18m 30s in breezy conditions. There was also a win for Ramadan Osman at Colchester Castle. Osman took the race easy but still won in 17m 25s with team mate Jason Gunn runner up in 17m 35s. Top ten finishers were Fergus Crouch 4th in 18m 22s, Victor Steinward 5th in 18m 25s ( PB), Jay Waite 7th in 19m 02s ( PB), Rob Cronshaw 9th in 19m 26s and Alex Sales 10th in 19m 30s. John Fryer was 15th 19m 41s. For the ladies Andrea James was runner up in 20m 03s with Alexandria Hennessy 4th in 21m 42s (PB) and Jordi Moat 5th in 21s 53s. At Cudmore Grove, Mersea Ned Messer was 5th in 20m 58s, while further afield Rachel Richardson-Wright clocked 31m 50s at the Kettering Park event.