Category: Road Running

Horndon10k 2106

The Horndon 10k held in conjunction with the Feast and Fayre was organised by a team from the Harriers for the first time this year. Led by Bernie Johnson they are to be congratulated on staging a good event with 330 finishers. But this meant that many Harriers regulars were missing from the race as they had a role in the organisation. However youngsters filled the gap. ex-Thurrock Harrier David Johnson, now based in the North East with Tynebridge Harriers, was an excellent 3rd. Oliver Mann, a 16 year old Horndon student,  pb’d in 8th place with 37.34. His companion from the under 17 squad Joe Logan should be very satisfied with 15th place in 39.29. Consistent Jason Syrett was 22nd in 40.55 and Tim Martin 23rd in 40.58. The race was won by Paul Whitaker  with Crispian Bloomfield second. By Dave...

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Witham 5 and Parkrun

The endurance squad had a relatively quiet weekend but they returned to the borough with 2 county medals. The Witham ‘5’ attracted well over 500 entrants among them 4 Harriers. Toni Noble, a new FV45, and a regular winner of medals over the past few years, won her first county gold medal for this age group.. She finished 101st with a time of 34m48s. The other medallist was Mick Bumstead who took the silver in the MV60 category. He was a remarkable 66th in the race with a time of 32m20s.  Jodie Farrell was 129th in 36m11s and just...

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This Weekend Results…..

In a weekend that included their AGM Thurrock’s athletes had a busy time. Top performance came from Gemma Holloway who goes from strength to strength. She won the women’s under 20 race at the Home Counties International held in Edinburgh. Men’s endurance team competed in the County Road Relay Championships on Dovercourt Sea Front on Saturday. The V50 team brought back bronze medals. It was made up with John and Paul Green and Don Lawless. The fastest of the 3 was Paul Green with a time 19m04s. The senior men’s team was incomplete. Tim and Keith Martin returned useful times to add to Jon Metcalf’s opening lap of 19m29s. All the times of the 6 athletes who made the trip had times within the 19m04s and 19m31s. Keith Willett was the club’s first finisher in the Brentwood half marathon. 3,000 runners started the race and Keith finished 60th in 83m21s. Toby Draper was next 18 places behind in 85m14s. Both these times are well under 40m for 10k pace. Tim Martin’s 119 position should give him great satisfaction. His 88m14s time was faster than his best 10k place a year ago. Other finishers were Kirk Bundy in 97m19s and the injured Victoria Peacock in 109m40s. Mick Bumstead, still competitive at 64, achieved his target at Saturday’s Parkrun by eclipsing Crispian Bloomfield’s record age/time percentage of 82.4% by recording 84.56%,...

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This Weekend Results…..

Harriers top endurance performance of the weekend came from Louise Brass. She returned a time of 2h21m25s in the Essex ’20’ to finish 4th in the Essex Championships and in silver medal position in the FV35 section. This effort shows that she is well on target for a sub 3h10m London Marathon. Likewise Jason Syrett returned a pb of 2h19m48s to finish 53rd in the Essex Championship and as a result can also expect a big pb in the London Marathon. Paul Mitchell found it tough going but returned a time comfortably under 3hrs. Best effort in the English Schools Championship held at Nottingham on Saturday was produced by Hayley Instance who put her recent health problems behind her to finish 94th. Harry Parker was 173rd in the Junior boys event and in the same race Leon Wheeler finished a very respectable 80th. Top park run performances came from Mason Hambleton with a time of 20m31s which chipped vital seconds from his previous best. Martin Mack did the same with his 20m44s effort. His son Jamie was top of the percentage league with 77.23%. His time was 19m15s. This weekend sees the Inter County Cross Country Championships where a handful of Thurrock Harriers will be representing...

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This Weekend Results….

Thurrock’s endurance athletes had a busy weekend spreading themselves between Bexhill, Colchester, Great Bentley and Orsett Heath. The Essex Cross Country League held its fifth and final round on the grassy slopes of Abbey Fields, Colchester on Sunday. Harry Parker won his under 13 boys race rounding off his overall victory in great style. He also led his team to the season’s championship on Saturday; Finlay Lowe was 7th, Jamie Mack 10th (pb), Dylan Harrod 20th, Sunny Vehitt 29th and Teddy Norcott 38th. These boys have been the basis of the team for the whole season. The under 13 girls team was 2nd for the season; Demi Eaves 8th, Sarah Blockley 10th, Hannah Peacock 18th, Emily Ford 32nd, Maddie Booty 39th were the finishers on Saturday. The under 15 boys team finished 4th for the season; Taylor Newell was an excellent 5th, Ben Prior 13th, Henri Willett, following his park run win on Saturday, finished 20th, Mason Hambleton was 30th. Amber Pullinger, who didn’t run on Sunday, was 2nd overall in the league individual championship and her team was 2nd in the league under 15 girl’s championship. Her team for the season finished 2nd but on Saturday only Hayley Instance ran and finished in a season’s best 5th. The senior men have had a poor season and shockingly on Sunday fielded only 4 runners. However, Keith Martin’s 51st place...

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