Southern Masters and Inter Counties XC
The Shuttleworth course near Biggleswade was the scene of the Southern Inter counties and Masters Championships.
The Essex ladies Inter Counties team included veteran Colchester Harrier sarah Stradling who produced a superb performance to finish 20th overall and help Essex to team bonzes, Stradling was the 3rd scorer for the team. Ellie Street was representing Suffolk in the junior girls event and was a good 41st.
The Masters Southern XC races saw Allen Smalls unluckily miss the Southern over 45 bronze medal by 1 place and 3 seconds with Smalls finishing 15th overall in the over 40 event. Harriers finished a team thanks to fine efforts by Paul Rodgers 37th and Keith Marley 46th.
Colin Ridley was another runner from Harriers who just missed out finishing 4th in the over 50 race with coach Pete West 32nd.
Colchester Park Run
Harriers well to the fore
Castle Park saw 198 runners line up for the latest Saturday 5km, Colchester harriers were well to the fore with 3 men in the first 4 finishers, with Danny Millward 2, David Wright 3, and Max Caulfield 4, then came Simon Smith in a good 9th spot on his recovery from the Valencia Marathon, Arthur Whiston had hid fastest run in 14th spot 20-13 for a long time. Others to finish were 22 Richard Millward 22nd 20-40 ,jerry Walder 25th 20-45 (Pb) , Simon Morgan 29th 21-05, Dan Wilkinson 30th 21-09, Noah Cox 41st 21-52, Sophie Stephenson 46th 22-27 (Pb),