Har­ri­ers’ Ste­wart takes four at in­door cham­pi­onships

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHILTERN Har­ri­ers’ An­drew Ste­wart came back from the South of Eng­land In­door Cham­pi­onships loaded with bling af­ter scoop­ing no less than four medals.

Ste­wart bagged gold and sil­ver in the VETS Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships, plus sil­ver and bronze in the South of Eng­land Cham­pi­onships, and a per­sonal best in the 200m to boot at Lee Val­ley.

His ef­forts were among a se­ries of im­pres­sive Chiltern ap­pear­ances dur­ing Fe­bru­ary, not least by Mike Tur­ney, who was the first Har­rier home at the Wok­ing­ham Half Marathon, clock­ing an im­pres­sive 1.24.40 for his se­cond best half marathon time ever (out of more than 100 com­pleted over the years).

New club mem­ber Mairead O’Rourke had her first out­ing in a Chiltern vest and clocked 1.26.17, fol­lowed by Kings­ley Nan­ton in 1.29.06, David Brein­gan in 1.35.10 and Bar­bara Ralph, who is in her 60s, in 1.44.48.

Roger Ellerby com­pleted the Old Deer Park Half Marathon in Rich­mond in 1.58.26, de­spite strug­gling with in­jury, while Frank Har­ris and El­lie Bates braved the Hard­wick X-Stream, with Bates fin­ish­ing as se­cond lady for the se­cond year in a row (44.20) and Har­ris fin­ish­ing the chal­leng­ing six miler in 1.09.45.

Over at the Bram­ley 10/20, Pip Har­ris com­pleted the 10 mile event in 1.33.02, while Tom Pow­ell fin­ished the 20 in a con­vinc­ing 2.50.47 and Tam­sin Finch in 3.25.23.

Har­ri­ers had a strong turnout at the Wat­ford Half Marathon, with PBs for the first two home – Ash Holmes in 1.25.32 and Neil Brown in 1.27.25 – while Kate Loach was sev­enth in the W45 cat­e­gory in 1.37.59.

They were fol­lowed home by Luke Jef­freys (1.38.14), Matthew Robins (1.38.16), David Brein­gan (1.40.55), Alan Horni­brook (1.43.29), An­nelie Whit­field (1.53.17), Mark Fry (1.52.54), Rik Ed­wards (1.58.31), David Holmes (1.59.31) and Regi­nald Gil­bert (2.22.56).

Louise Dur­man came in as first lady at the Run Through Green­wich Park 10k, with a time of 38.57, fol­lowed by Shaun Fry, who did well to bat­tle through ill­ness and a nig­gly calf to clock a re­spectable 46.09, while Peter Gould landed a se­cond place in the Gravesend Flood­lit 10k in 35.56.

An­drew Ste­wart

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