A fine personal best for Colchester Harriers’ Paul Rodgers, while Ipswich JAFFA fill four leading places at Little Bromley
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Paul Rodgers led a good turn-out of Colchester Harriers at the Little Bromley 10km road race, which was run in hot conditions over a very flat course and was well organised by Harwich Runners.
Rodgers finished sixth overall in a personal best time of 35mins 36secs, a superb effort over the hot roads. He was also first over-40 veteran.
The race was won by James Bosher, of Grange Farm Dunmow Runners, in 33:48, following by a quartet of Ipswich JAFFA runners in Danny Rock (second in 34:04), Craig Fiddaman (third in 34:16); James Hayward (fourth in 34:35) and Adam Wade (fifth in 35.01).
Also for the Harriers, young Danny Millward was 12th in another personal best of 37:26, with Keith Marley not far behind in 37:40 for 14th spot. Another Harriers’ youngster, Max Caulfield, was 19th in 38:00, followed by club-mates Andy Raynor (38:08) and Fergus Crouch (27th in 38:38.)
Good effort also came from fellow Harriers: 28 Craig Mitchell 38:56, 31 Richard Boden 39:03, 36 Alex Sales 39:15, 44 Jamie Nelson 39:38, 47 David Wright 40:01, 51 James Waterson 40:51, 58 Richard Millward 41:26, 59 Jerry Walder 41:26, 67 Simon Smith 42:10 , 85 Ady Frost 43:07, 90 Ffion Harris 43:20, 96 Dan Wilkinson 43:38, 114 Arthur Whiston 4500, 131 Lee Caulfield 46:05, 204 John Wheatley 51:25 and 408 Rachel Rodgers 70:35.
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Elizabeth Davies, of Springfield Striders, was first lady at Little Bromley in 35:46.
Meanwhile, Colchester Harriers’ best Parkrun results from the weekend were recorded by Milly Presland, who was the first female at Romford in 20:48, and by Jon Nears, who was second at Colchester Castle Park in 17:52. A field of 407 ran in the fourth year anniversary of this race.
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Also at Colchester, Richard Heath was third in 18:09 and Ian Haw fourth in 18:27. Laura Shewbridge was the ladies’ winner in 19:15, with Amanda Henry the runner up in 20:46.
At Great Cornard, Wayne Cook was second in 17:40, with Richard Flutter fifth in 18:40. Sarah Ivroy was second lady (20:47).
Ramadan Osman set a new Mersea Parkrun record by clocking an astonishing 16:04. Mark Harrod was third in PB of 17:44, and Ziggy Lambton fourth with 18:34.
Meanwhile, Malcolom Statham ran his 195th marathon, clocking 3hrs 36mins at Haverhill.