Half marathon heat can’t stop the Harriers

Gade Valley Harriers' Simon Wallis and Andy Norton at the St Albans Half
Gade Valley Harriers' Simon Wallis and Andy Norton at the St Albans Half
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Seven Gade Valley Harriers battled through the heat to complete the St Albans Half Marathon on Sunday.

Simon Wallis was first back for the Harriers in 1:37:14, ahead of Andy Norton in 1:40:00, Laura Sharma in 1:47:24 (PB), Dave Wise in 1:51:48, Richard Hutton in 1:55:39, Samantha Tucker in 2:00:35 and Peter Tucker in 2:30:56.

Elsewhere, seven Harriers raced the 5K route at the St Albans parkrun.

Steve Newing was first Harrier back in 14th overall place in 19:36. He was followed by Gemma Bitaraf in a new PB of 20:23, Dean Kidd in a PB of 25:50, Karis Thomas in 28:31, Joanna Kidd in a PB of 28:32, William Terry in 35:55 and Helen Terry in 37:19.