Englishmen Go Run In The Midday Sun

Colchester Harriers Nate Filer ran an impressive race in very hot conditions to win the Harwich 24 hour race hosted in Weeley. Filer clocked 115 miles to beat the existing record by one mile. Going through 100 miles in 17 hours 56 mins, before slowing down to pass the record with a couple of hours left. He then stopped as he was far enough ahead to have that option. Also running superbly was Chris Mamby, running an impressive 90 miles. Although suffering from illness during the race, he was strong enough to carry on to run his longest distance ever.

The Stour Valley Marathon saw previous winner, Allen Smalls again top the field. Running in the leading group to the half way point, Smalls then burst clear over the tough hilly off road course to win in 3-18. Others to finish were Keith Marley, Graham Langford, Malcolm Statham, James Waterson, David Hilson, Anita Mussett, Andy Jobling and Lydia Cunningham. Unfortunately illness took Richard Flutter out at eighteen miles and Chris Panton at thirteen.

The Kirton 5 mile road race saw Gavin Scanlon first home for the club, a new personal best of 29-19. Following in his footsteps was Paul Preston 29-44, Wayne Cook 30-14 and Pete West 30-27. For the ladies Ellie Cumner in 34-59.

The Maldon Promenade 5k evening series continued with another good turn out. Leading ladies in green were Aiko Henington 18-43, Sarah Stradling 19-02, and Andrea James 19-37, taking the top three places. Danny Millward won the mens race in 17-00 with Doug McGillivray runner up in 17-10. Max Caulfield was 4th with a time of 18-02, and Dominik Niciejewski 10th in 18-43. Then came Craig Mitchell 18-52, Richard Boden 18-57, and Richard Flutter 19-07.
Aiko Henington was also in excellent form at the Harwich 5k series, winning in 18-43, Rebecca Cooke, 19-57 was 3rd. Our fastest men were Simon Ford 19-33, Jerry Walder 19-46, and Joe Boden 19-57.

Ian Haw won Colchester Parkrun, 18-14 beating Fergus Crouch (5th), Andy Raynor (8th) and Richard Flutter (10th). Helen Taczjnski was again the clubs leading lady, winning in 20-55. Harwich Parkrun was won by Wayne Cook, 18-29. Whilst Debbie Cattermole was first female with a time of 22-19. Jerry Walder was 3rd at Great Cornard.

Nate Filer

Richard Flutter, Andy Jobling and winner Allen Smalls