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Date15-04-17
EventPark Run
Results
ReportIt was a good turn-out for the 94th Harwich parkrun on Saturday. Bright, with a light northerly wind gave favourable conditions for the 126 lining up in Cliff Park. The first runner to return was Paul Rodgers (17:34) one of several quality athletes who made the commute from Colchester to Harwich. This was the third time Paul has visited Harwich, but the first time he has taken pole position. Next person home was young Leo Knott, being propelled by dad Graeme in his buggy. Dad and son combination finished on 18:41, closely followed by regular runner Warren Byrd on 18:55. To complete a brace of top slots for Colchester athletes, Fran Norris was the first lady to finish in 21st spot overall, in a new PB time of 22:35. Second lady also recorded a PB (again) with a new best time of 23:55. An improvement of 16 seconds for Nicola Flatt is just reward for the hard training efforts undertaken during the week with Harwich Runners. Antoinette Wilson was third lady home a shade under 25 minutes on this occasion. 33 people managed a new personal best time this week, of those six were members of Harwich Runners. Michael Ball completed his fourth consecutive PB in a new best time of 24:33. Another person whos dedication to training is being rewarded. One of the main driving forces behind the Harwich parkrun is Ed McCreadie. Free from injury now Ed is making great gains and improving week on week, crossing the line in 26:27 this week. Last weekend Jez Downs had to pull out of the Bromley 10k injured. A weeks rest saw him back with another PB of 23.36. Will RoxbyClarke improved his best to 21.14 and Harry young bounced back from a disappointing 10k last weekend to record 23.16.
Date14-04-17
EventSudbury Fun Run 5 Mile (Good Friday)
Results
ReportThe Sudbury 5 mile race on Good Friday has become such a popular event in recent years that it sells out months in advance. A high quality field of 450 were present to tackle the undulating course. First home was Andrew Ridley from the famous Birchfield Harriers club in a shade under 27 minutes. Four members of Harwich Runners were lucky enough to join the race with Justin Cooper-Keeble continuing his recent good form with a time of 34 minutes 29 seconds to place a decent 61st. Next through the finish line was Elspeth Knott who claimed victory in the FV65 age group with a time of 39m 55s. Michelle Cooper-Keeble ran a strong race in 49m 18s and Sarah Roxby-Clarke recorded her fastest 5 mile time in the last two years in 50m 58s.
Date09-04-17
EventBromley 10k
Resultshttp://www.harwichrunners.co.uk/bromley10k/results/2017.php
ReportMost of the club however descended upon the picturesque village of Little Bromley to the Harwich organised 10km race. Stephen Peck in his first ever 10km race had a good battle with London marathon hopeful Robin Brookes. Peck edged it finishing in 37m 43s to take 15th overall and 2nd in the MV40 category. Brookes finished two places and 14 seconds further back and took 3rd in the MV45 group. There were a number of age category winners from Harwich with Claudine Benstead winning the FV55 category and victories also for Elspeth Knott (FV65), Ann Piercy (FV60) and Glyn Peck (MV75). Kate Hodgkiss clocked a fine 40m 58s to take 2nd in the FV35 group whilst newcomer Dave Buckingham was 2nd in the MV70 category with a good time of 52m 41s. The conditions were hot but the flat course leant itself to allow a number of personal best (PB) times to be set and many others making their first appearance in the black and white vest over this distance. Andre Besant (39m 29s) and Chris Payne (39m 35s) both ran inside 40 minutes to claim new PBs with Will Roxby-Clarke (44m 39s) and Francis Mills (45m 10s) also recording big new PBs. Michelle Cooper-Keebleā€™s time of 58m 43s was her quickest yet whilst Dennis Warner and Peter Fraser-Hopewell both recorded their quickest times in the last 5 years. Among the many first time 10k runners were encouraging starts for Archie Barrington (43m 21s), Michael Turner (48m 53s) and Kevin Fitchett (49m 12s). Ellie Haynes is becoming a real asset to the club and recorded 49m 28s on her debut with other good first time performances from Nicola Flatt, Anna Young and Sarah Mortimer. Also running the distance for the first time for Harwich were Michael Ball, Lian Meachen, Harry Young, Niall Burke and Scott Luckey. Elsewhere Kieran Callaghan ran his fastest 10km to date with a 49m 8s time at Phoenix Park in Dublin.
Date09-04-17
EventBrighton Marathon
Resultshttp://results.active.com/events/brighton-marathon-2017
ReportMaking the journey down to Brighton was Simon Day to tackle the popular marathon there. His previous best time of 3hours 16minutes was set last year at Halstead but he managed to improve on that considerably with a splendid sub 3 hour time, clocking 2h 59m 31s. Also amongst the 12500 finishers were Clair Block who crossed the line in 5h 24m in her debut marathon and Tracey George in 6h 18m.
Date02-04-17
EventBungay 10/half/full
Resultshttp://bungayblackdogrunningclub.co.uk/festival-of-running/
ReportHarwich Runners were involved in a variety of events last weekend. Taking on the biggest of the challenges, Paul Brown travelled to Manchester for his first marathon of the year and he got off to a terrific start recording a big personal best time of 3 hours 48 minutes 49 seconds. Closer to home was the Bungay Festival of Running with a 10km, Half marathon and full marathon race on offer. Harwich had three finishers in the half marathon. Andre Besant was the first black and white vest across the finish line as he beat his previous best time clocking 1h 27m 26s to finish 13th overall and 6th in the MV40 group. Next through was John Francis whose time of 1h 36m 17s was good enough to place him 4th in the MV50 category and finally Dennis Warner, who has run more half marathons than any other club member so far this year, finishing in 1h 45m 56s.
Date02-04-17
EventBraintree Skyline 5 miles
Resultshttp://www.thepowerof10.info/resultsfiles/2017/198004_7901_02042017231216_Braintree5Results2017.pdf
ReportHarwich supplied the chip timing at Braintree and also had three members running in the 5 mile event there. Harry Young recorded a good time of 38.39 whilst Anna Young claimed her fastest 5 mile time since joining the club last year, 44m 34s. Tracey George, who is training for the Brighton Marathon next week, managed a good 50m 24s, having set a PB the previous day at the Harwich Parkrun.
Date01-04-17
EventParkrun
Results
ReportFairly standard conditions prevailed at Harwich Parkrun on Saturday. A stiff westerly breeze, giving a challenging headwind on the outward leg and a welcome tailwind on the return to Cliff Park. Leading the charge along the promenade was Harwich Runner Stephen Peck. The rest of the runners were left trailing in his wake as he thundered down the seafront. Crossing the finishing line in a new PB time of 18:16 and a whole minute quicker than second placed Warren Byrd, 19.16, who has been the first finisher for the last two weeks. Cameron Mitchell was third runner home, equalling his previous best time of 19:49. Claudine Benstead ,(formerly Tisbury), has been a member of Harwich Runners since the late 1980s and still manages to finish amongst the leading ladies regardless of the distance. Seven runs at the Harwich Parkrun and first lady home on every occasion. She was eleventh person to cross the line this week in 22:08. A little down on her normal time but sufficient to maintain the 100% first-finishing lady record. The second and third ladies to arrive at the finishing funnel were close together in positions 25 and 26. A tough battle to the finishing line saw club member, Ann Piercy, complete the run in 26:01, three seconds ahead of Victoria Sawtells time of 26:04. Alice Cole, the fourth finishing lady, was another club member to achieve a PB. Her time of 26:16 was an improvement of 11 seconds.
Date26-03-17
EventWymondham 20 mile
Resultshttp://wymondhamac.org.uk/races/wymondham20.asp
ReportStuart Weaver continued his preparations for the Milton Keynes marathon at the weekend with another excellent performance over 20 miles. Last month Weaver managed just under 2 hours 18 minutes at the Tarpley 20 mile near Bury and this weekend he travelled further north to Wymondham. The exposed course meant that the 285 runners had to battle against the wind as well as the mileage but Weaver came away with a time of 2 hours 19 minutes and a highly respectable 24th place overall.
Date25-03-17
EventParkrun
Results
ReportUnusually, the wind was from an Easterly direction at the Saturday Parkrun, meaning that an outward tailwind was the order of the day and a surprisingly strong headwind on the return leg. For the second week in a row Warren Byrd was home first. His time this week was 19:05. The two Simons, Day and Harrison battled it out for second and third spot. Only 2 seconds separated the two Harwich Runners, with Simon Day, (19.13), pipping Simon Harrison, (19.15), this week. The top 3 ladies all came in one after the other in positions 18th, 19th and 20th. For the second time in her parkrun career Ellie Haynes was the first lady home. Reaching the bandstand finish in 23:34. Next one home was previous first finishing lady Antoinette Wilson on 24:04. Third lady home was visiting athlete Maria Ward, with a time of 24:19. Two members of Harwich Runners achieved PBs this week, Hannah Jarvis, 26.05 and Will Roxby-Clarke, 21.35, finishing in ninth place.
Date19-03-17
EventBrentwood Half Marathon
Resultshttp://results.sporthive.com/events/6249211268625460736/races/405908
ReportBoth Chris Payne (1h 35m 34s) and Paul Brown (1h 46m 50s) produced their best half marathon displays in a Harwich vest at the Brentwood half marathon whilst Matt Doran travelled north to tackle the same distance at Stowmarket, finishing in 2h 16m 46s.

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