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 Staines