Harriers Girls Star in London

Colchester Harriers athletes had a good day at this year’s TCS London Marathon, with the women in particular putting in some fine performances.  In form Victoria Primmer led the way, running a superbly paced Personal Best (PB) 3:02:08 in what was only her third marathon to cross the line just outside the top 100 women finishers on the day.  Clubmate Heidi Hogan-Steele, also running her third 26.2 miler, was not far behind, coming home in 3:08:50 despite fading slightly in the second half of the race.  Tina Southgate, coming back from illness and injury, ran an encouraging 4:05:42 whilst Louise Yates ran 4:30:56 (PB).  Nate Filer, the only male Harrier to take part, completed his fourth London race in 2:53:51.

Victoria Primmer finished just outside the top 100 ladies clocking a PB 3h 02m 08s
Heidi Hogan-Steele finished the marathon in a fine 3h 08m 50s

Lily Gilby, on her second outing at the distance at the Loch Ness Marathon, was another to get her pacing exactly right as she came home in a PB of 3:31:46 whilst Simon Miller was in Wales, completing the Cardiff Half-Marathon in a time of 1:49:19.

In parkrun action Dean Williamson was first home at Colchester Castle, running 16:43 whilst Jordan Middlemist ran 18:42 to repeat the feat at Highwoods, with Emma Burgess first woman home in 21:03.  John Scaife was another first finisher, running 18:25 at Alton Water whilst Chris Sellens ran 18:37 to take the honours at Mersea Island, with veteran Richard Boden clocking 20:30 in third place.