Beard defends his Oundle 5k title
THERE are few local road races not won by John Herbert these days, but while the Werrington Jogger was picking up his first national medal - taking silver in the Over 40 age group when finishing fourth overall at the British Masters 5k Championships in Horwich in 15.54 - it was another local veteran who came out on top in the Oundle Carnival 5k.
The event, organised by PACTRAC, was won by last year’s victor Sean Beard in 17.00 while Nene Valley Harrier Ruth Jones won the women’s race in 19.00.
JOE Lovell of Eye Community Runners followed his 33.38 at the Long Eaton 5 by finishing third in the Wicksteed Park 10k in 42.42. Wife Lucy Lovell clocked 34.09 to finish third in the 5k at Wicksteed Park.