Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Weekend running

Harwich runners hosted the Essex road relays on Saturday on Dovercourt seafront and this event attracted 95 teams from all around the county. A lot of the 5k run takes place along the promenade and luckily weather conditions were just cloudy; no rain, snow, sun or even wind; just cloudy.

In the men’s v50 event, Striders took silver with the team of Robin McCoy 18:2.02, Paul Broome 18:59.78 and Paul Dobson 17:31.82

The v45 ladies ran well with Rebecca Pitman 20:52.14, Nicki Ranson 22:6.08 and Donna Morris 23:22.88, securing the bronze medal.

A small selection of 5 Striders ran the muddy hilly Orion 15 through Epping Forest on Saturday

Jon Byford was first placed Strider in 55th 1.57.43

18 Striders completed the Colchester Half marathon on Sunday, a popular event starting and finishing at the Colchester United football stadium. First Strider was Antony Goodall in 22nd (1.20.14) with Alex Benson in 26th (1.20.53) and James Wright in 41st (1.21.29). First lady was Jackie Stretton in 1.23.38, followed by Catherine Hull in 1.41.42 and Donna Morris in 1.45.17. Jackie was 2nd Senior lady.

There was also a trail on Sunday – the Lamarsh Village hall trail with a choice of 6 or 9.75 miles. 3 Striders ran the 6 mile and 2 the 9.75 mile.

Further afield Alex Manton ran the Wymondham AC 20 mile race and came second in 1.57.28. Emily Penkett and Derek Dunne also ran this race; Derek was first in the M50-54 category.

Well done to everyone who ran at the weekend.