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Date21-05-17
EventPARAS 10 miles
Results
ReportPeter Fraser Hopewell was the only Harwich Runner to tackle this years Para 10. In its 6th year the event is a testing 10 mile route on the Colchester Garrison military training area, the course involved crossing streams and there were obstacles to get over. Peter finished 53rd out of 220 and was second in his age group in 1h 28m 25s.
Date21-05-17
EventHigh Easter 10k
Resultshttp://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/high-easter-10k-2017
ReportSix Harwich Runners took on the picturesque 10km race at High Easter. Will Roxby-Clarke was the first black and white vest home in a decent time of 45m 39s finishing 56th overall in the field of 220. On a good day for running there were 3 personal best times set. Nicola Flatt is improving all the time and her 49m 45s recorded here was over 2 minutes quicker than her previous best at Great Bromley last month. Harry Young knocked 6 minutes off his time from that same race to post 51m 37s at High Easter whilst Jez Downs beat his time from last week’s 10km race at Colchester with 52m 45s. Anna Young crossed the line in 58m 10s whilst Sarah Roxby-Clarke continues her return to running with 64m 20s.
Date20-05-17
EventCader Idris Fell Race
Resultshttp://tdleventservices.co.uk/race-results.php?event=2544&sort=guntime
ReportA very different challenge lay ahead for the 4 Harwich Runners who took on the Cader Idris Mountain Race in Wales. One of the toughest fell races in Wales, this event climbs 3000ft up the summit of Pen y Gader mountain before a difficult descent. Graeme Knott ran a very strong race completing the approximate 10 mile up and down in 1h 36m 44s taking 56 minutes to get up and 40 to get back down again taking 13th place overall. Elspeth Knott was first in the FV60 category, finishing in 2h 27m and Kate Hodgkiss was 8th in the Female Open group in 2h 14m. Mark Lloyd also made the trip finishing a good 47th in 1h 48m.
Date20-05-17
EventPark Run
Results
ReportAt Saturdays Harwich Parkrun, club members occupied the top two positions for both male and female finishers. First back to the bandstand was Simon Day in 18.50, closely followed by Simon Harrison in 19.06. The ladies were led back again by Claudine Benstead in 21.55 fourteenth finisher overall. Nicola Flatt continues her weekly top three finish position, second this week in 23.30, just 8 seconds off her best. Junior member Michael Knowles achieved his second PB in two weeks, finishing 17th overall in 22.52. Also this week there were PB’s for Zoe Orr, 31.11 and Clare Fraser Hopewell, 31.13. This Saturday is the hundredth running of the local Parkrun and it is hoped there will be a record number turn out. Since starting in August 2015, 1327 different people have completed the run, so far there has been 8493 finishers and 2097 PB’s achieved. In the 99 events, 76 different people have finished first. Every Saturday 9am start, Dovercourt Park, all abilities welcome.
Date14-05-17
EventColchester 10K
Resultshttp://colchester10k.com/results/colchester-10k-results-2017/
ReportMeanwhile there were a handful of Harwich Runners among the 800 finishers at the Colchester 10km. There were new Personal Bests for Kieran Callaghan who posted 48m 33s and Jez Downs (54m 12s). Newcomer James Taylor made a promising 10km debut in a Harwich shirt with 49m 51s and there was an age category win (FV55) for Claudine Benstead who crossed the finish line in 44m 2s.
Date13-05-17
EventPark Run
Results
ReportSaturdays Harwich Parkrun results were almost a repeat of the previous week. Once again Graeme Knott was first back to the bandstand, (pushing son Leo), in 18.24. Leos mum Kate Hodgkiss was again first lady finisher in a new Parkrun PB of 20.16. Simon Harrison had his fastest run since May last year to place second in 18.45. Harwich Runners had eight members in the fastest finishing eleven and filled all of the first eight female positions. Following Kate for second and third places were, Ellie Haynes in a new PB time of 22.41 and Nicola Flatt once again filled a top three place in 23.32. Of the 94 people taking part 33 were club members, but it was the junior members who set the new personal bests. Thirteen year olds, Michael Knowles and Alexandra McCreadie, both set new bests of 22.54 and 23.16, respectively. Parkrun regular Archie Barrington finished fifth overall close to his best in 20.04. A name to watch out for in the future must be eight year old Jamie Carter, running in his twelfth Harwich Parkrun; he reduced his best by a massive 30 seconds to record 23.10, a time many of the eighty odd runners finishing behind him would love to achieve.
Date11-05-17
EventMaldon 5k Summer Handicap Series (Race 2 of 5)
Results
ReportAt the second race of the Maldon 5k series, Graeme Knott showed he is in good form with a time of 17m 20s to take 4th whilst Will Roxby-Clarke managed 20m 44s, just two seconds short of his Personal Best.
Date09-05-17
EventHarwich 5k Series 1
Resultshttp://www.harwichrunners.co.uk/1_5k/5k2017/race1.php
ReportThe Harwich 5k handicap series got under way last week with 140 runners from the surrounding area tackling the promenade based course. A slight headwind on the way out meant a fast finish. The overall winner is the runner who beats their predicted time by the biggest margin and on this occasion that accolade went to Harwich’s Dale Bridges followed by club mates Sarah Roxby-Clarke and Myles Doran. The fastest runner on the night was Sudbury’s Kieran Hayles who clocked an impressive 17 minutes 6 seconds. Fastest lady was Laura Shewbridge of Colchester in 18m 51s whilst the fastest age related time belonged to Paul Mingay whose time of 17m 54s adjusts to 14m 24s with the age factor. 57 of the field were from host club Harwich with a number of personal best times being set. Archie Barrington improved 6 seconds to 19m 15s whilst Francis Mills chipped another 2 seconds off his best to post 20m 59s. There were bigger improvements for Helen Benham who lowered her time to 25m 36s, Michael Turner (22m 20), Valentina Burley (26m 26s) and Paul Brown (22m 49s) There were also a few runners tackling the handicap series for the first time although many had already tested themselves on the similar parkrun course. Of those Stephen Peck (18m 4s) was the quickest Harwich runner overall and his time was faster than his parkrun best. Other parkrun regulars going well were Ellie Haynes who cracked 23 minutes for the first time (22m 45s), Nicola Flatt (23m 41s) and Ken Dalby (27m 41s). Also making their series debuts were Chris Elliott, Simon Garner, James Taylor and there was a really promising opener from Mark Higgs (20m 54s) In the accompanying junior run which took place on the adjoining fields at the rugby club, 18 youngsters took on the one mile course. There was cause for celebration in the Newman household as Charlie won the race followed by sister Eleanor in second. Both clocked exactly the same time of 8m 18s and Eleanor was also the fastest girl on the night. Fastest boy was Eddison Barker in a rapid 7m 38s and there were also good runs from Maisy and Annabel Brookes, Alexandria Burls and Eddie Cannons.
Date07-05-17
EventAlton Water Run
Results
ReportOf the 451 Parkrun events held every Saturday how many have an 8 month old finish first. Probably none, but that happened again at the Harwich this week. Leo Knott pushed by dad Graeme crossed the line first in 19.02, nine seconds ahead of Warren Byrd. To complete the family of wins, Leos mum Kate Hodgkiss was first lady finisher and ninth overall in 20.55. Harwich Runner ladies took all of the top four places. Second was Claudine Benstead, 22.05, third Ellie Haynes, 23.25 and fourth Nicola Flatt in 24.32. Male club members secured third and fourth places, Simon Harrison 19.15 and Simon Day 19.25. The strong headwind on the return from the west end of the promenade meant only one club member achieved a PB this week. Victoria McCrea knocked nine seconds off her best to record 25.36. In total 41 members took part in a Parkrun on Saturday. Claire Bransby opted for the Clacton event this week where she equalled her Harwich time from the previous week, 26.37. Five club members travelled to the Parkrun at Colchester, quickest finisher there was Scott Luckey in 23.00.
Date01-05-17
EventWitham May Day 5
Resultshttp://www.runbritainrankings.com/results/results.aspx?meetingid=201074
ReportAt the Witham 5 mile race Harwich Runners provided the chip timing for this popular event which had 338 runners. Justin Cooper Keeble finished 41st in another good time of 33m 32s with Kieran Callaghan following in 38m 18s. Harry Young recorded his fastest time yet since joining Harwich runners with 37m 25s. Michelle Cooper-Keeble posted a quicker time than her recent outing at Sudbury in 47m 55s whilst Anna Young managed 48m 24s.

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