Harriers’ spring marathon season continues in style

Gade Valley Harriers' Pednor team
Gade Valley Harriers' Pednor team

The spring marathon season continued over the bank holiday weekend in Milton Keynes where the Harriers took on the MK Marathon and half-marathon events.

In the marathon, David Goodman was first back for the team in 3:52:14, followed by Rossiana Mee 3:56:44 (PB), Rich Hutton 4:14:00, Jaqui Sampson 4:24:03 and Angeline Cottrill 4:56:35 (PB).

In the half, Jon Roberts lead the team in 1:24:50, followed by Andy Cook 1:37:04, David Wood 1:42:53, Rupert Mainwaring 1:48:59, Tracey Cotton 1:51:54, Serena Harrap 2:03:32 (PB), Helen Cook 2:04:10 and Lisa Pinder 2:15:53.

In 10km action was Maria Kenny with four team mates, on a high from her London Marathon performance, where she finished as the fourth lady home (46:42) at the Watford 10K.

The bank holiday Monday was also the setting for an evening run, The Pednor 5 in Chesham. The team pushed hard to finish as the second overall Herts Championships men’s team. The individual times were: Anthony Willcox 31:23, Simon Geary 32:42, Andy Norton 32:52, Steve Newing 34:36, Paula Cook 45:51.

In duathlon action were four Harriers’ Tri athletes taking on the Ashridge Sprint duathlon on Sunday. The five km run, 22km cycle and 2.5-km run saw Sian Hibbs take first in her age category (PB 1:19:08). Dylan Wendleken posted 1:13:55 for fourth in his age group. Scott Dixon pushed hard to claim second in his category (1:11:10). Phil Monaghan clocked 1:22:26.

n More Harriers news in the round-up on p41.