More news from the last couple of weeks

Harriers athletes have posted more excellent results during the last couple of weeks including some very good half marathon performances and trophy winners at the Colchester 15 and 7.5 mile road races which was staged by the club and was enjoyed by all the runners on a sunny but windy morning.

Surrey half marathon (last weekend) – Helen Taczynski 1h 30m 28s (PB) and Andy Taczynski 1h 35m 24s.
London Vitality half marathon (last weekend) – Ed Mitchell 1h 10m 09s (PB), Mark McKeown 1h 17m 55s, Barry Frost 1h 24m 44s.
Brentwood half marathon – Keith Marley 1h 24m 20s
Fleet Army Championship half marathon – Dean Williamson 1h 12m 49s (PB)

Milly Presland finished 51st in the under 15 girls race at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships held at Loughborough last weekend helping the Essex team to 4th place overall, the team missing the bronze medals by just 2pts. Milly Presland and Alexandra Bell-Cobbold competed in the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Leeds this weekend with Milly finishing in 47th position out of more than 340 runners in the interrmediate girls 3.7k race. Milly was third girl home for the Essex team who were second team overall. Alexandra ran in the junior girls 3k race finishing in 300th position.

Last weekend Ella Neale was first and Alexandra Bell-Cobbold runner up at the Colchester Castle Park run, with Jason Gunn 2nd, Thomas Palmer 3rd, James Wright 4th, Victor Steinward 5th, Ian Haw 6th and Keith Marley 7th, for the men. Allen Smalls and Laura Shewbridge were the winners at Highwoods. Debbie Cattermole was runner up at Cudmore Grove, Mersea and Paul Dobson was third at Maldon.

The Colchester 15 and 7.5 mile races held at Langham on Sunday saw Ella Jeffries win the shorter distance race, Tim Comer was 4th for the men. Nate Filer finished a fine 3rd in the 15 mile race clocking 1h 30m 03s followed by Jason Gunn 4th in 1h 30m 54s, James Wright 6th in 1h 34m 41s (first veteran over 40), Paul Rodgers 9th in 1h 35m 25s and Richard Heath 10th in 1h 38m 44s. Allen Small was first over 50 in 1h 38m 56s, with Colin Ridley 3rd in 1h 39m 33s.

At the London Olympia Park evening 5km on Wednesday, Richard Flutter ran a good 18m 47s for first man over 50, Marie Shirley was 2nd lady in 20m 09s and Debbie Cattwermole 1st vet over 50 in 21m 05s.

Nate and Jason were 3rd and 4th in the 15 mile race

Marathon runner Malcolm Statham in the 15 mile race

These ladies seem to be enjpoying the long run

Pete West keeping the runners on course

More race marshals doing a great job for the club

Our Race Director Dave Wright