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25 May 2015 : Bupa London 10km

posted 27 May 2015, 05:43 by Allen Smalls   [ updated 27 May 2015, 05:49 ]
Ridley third in age group

The Bupa London National 10km Championships is a huge race , and this year the overall winners were Andy Vernon 28-38 and Jo Pavey 32-56. Best individual performance on the day from Colchester Harriers was from super veteran over 50 Colin Ridley who clocked 34-51 and 3rd in his age group to take the bronze medal. Sarah Stradling ran her normal excellent race to come home 33rd lady in 36-27. The Harriers ladies team was completed by Sarah Ivory 88th 39-28, and Laura Shewbridge 107th 40-32, also running well were Sara Wallace 44-26, and Hazel Harvey 46-05. For the men it was Chris Sellens first home for the green vests the Halstead marathon winner was not at his best but still was 142nd in 34-39, then came Ridley 153rd 34-51 ,and final scorer Ged Mcmillan 203rd 35-50. The other men for Harriers were Mark Harrod 216th 36-00, and Paul Rogers 346th 38-02.

Maldon Summer Promenade 5km series

Fastest six men from Harriers as Sellens and Stradling set records

The first race of the summer Promenade Handicap 5km series held at Maldon Park saw Colchester Harriers monopolise the race with the six fastest men and course records for Chris Sellens and Sarah Stradling. Sellens only a couple of weeks after becoming Essex Marathon Champion tore around the course in 16-18 to beat his own and the races old record set last year. Sellens victory was mirrored by Sarah Stradling who while using the race for a warm up for the London 10km was first lady in 18-01 and 8th fastest overall on the night. After Sellens Harriers filled the next 5 places with 2 Carwyn Jones 16-46 (Pb), 3. Jon Nears 16.54 ( Pb), 4 Colin Ridley 17-05, 5 Ged McMillan 17-15, and 6 Mark

Harrod ( Pb). Laura Shewbridge is edging towards a sub 19 finishing runner up in 19-08. Other Harriers were 11 Paul Preston 18-25, 14 David Wright 18-34, 18 Paul Rogers 18-46, 19 Danny Millward 18-53 (Pb) 20 Joseph Boden 18-56 (Pb), 21 Chris Manby 19.00, 24 Richard Boden 19-10, 33 Richard Millward 20-01, 34 Simon Smith 20-01, 39 Jerry Walder 21-00 (Pb), 45 Dan Wilkinson 21-23 (Pb), 52 Dave Gayer 21-50, 59 Hannah Rogers 23-24, 69 John Wheatley 25-02.

Bury to Clare , 18 Mile Challenge and Suffolk Border run

Another victory for Smalls

Colchester Harriers ultra expert Allen Smalls stormed to victory at the first running of the Bury to Clare Challenge an 18 mile mixture of road and trail finishing at the old Clare Railway station. Samlls ran 2-04 and was over 20 minutes clear of the runner up. Team Mate Simon Smith was 14th in 2-44. At the Suffolk Border run held at Wiston , the 9 mile trail course saw Allen Smalls and Richard heath share the 1st spot in 1-06. Jo Hudson and David Wright finished in 1-15, Hudson was first lady, while Lyn Higgs, Gary Abbott, and John Carter all finished well.

ETU Middle distance European Triathlon Championships , Italy

Gold medal for Dowell

Colchester Harriers Mellissa Dowell strode to victory in Rimini, Italy, in the European Triathlon Championships winning her age group in all three disciplines to take the European gold medal.

Colchester Castle 5km Park Run

Harriers lead from the front

The last two Castle 5kms have seen tremendous running from the Colchester Harriers . In the first it was a double victory for mark Harrod 17-39, and Laura Shewbridge 19-32, with Jon Nears runner up in 18-05, and Ged mcmillan 3rd in 18-23. Also in the top20 finshers of the 330 starters were 6 Ethan Thrower 18-41, 8 Harry Verala 18-47 (Pb), 9 Andy Raynor 18-50, 10 lee Hykel 18-51, 11 David Wright 18-54, 12 Danny Millward 19-19, and 18 Max Caulfield 19-48. Kelly Haniver was 2nd llady in 20-04, while Rob Lane ran a Personal best 23-22.

The latest Castle race saw another big battle between the Harriers. New signing Richard Heath was the victor in 17-18 outdoing allen Smalls runner up in 17-29. Ged Mcmillan was 4th 18-11, with Ethan Throwe running a personal best 18-17 5th, Danny Millward was flying 18-53 8th, with Paul Rogers 9th 18-55, and David Wright 10th 18-58. Laura Shewbridge won again in 19-48 to record her 20th victory at the Castle, 5more then any other runner. Other notable times form the Harriers in the field of 263 were 129 Shanai Luckham 26-16 (Pb) , 135 Rachel Abbott 26-32,163 Rachel Sandercock 28-24,164 Kate Sandercock 28-24,191 Rachel Richardson- Wright 29-44,204 Fay Smalls 30-35, and 220 Jackson Runnicles 32-35.