Terrific Tara Second and a PB for triathlete
TARA Grosvenor was in impressive form with a fine second place and new personal best as Cheltenham Harriers won the ladies and men’s team prizes at the Bourton 10k road race.
The ironwoman triathlate went through halfway in second place in an unofficial 5k PB of 18:15 and finished in 37:01 as Shaftsbury Barnet’s GB international Rachel Felton took the win in 34:21.
Naomi Eaton moved up from tenth at 2km to finish fifth in a new PB of 38:00 while Fee Maycock completed the team as she finished as 10th lady and first LV50 runner with 39:28.
Ella Burfitt was the leading under 20 with a PB of 40:05 before Roxanne Jones recorded 42:04 and Caroline Cotterell 42:12.
For the men, 2017 winner Alex Lee led the Harriers charge, behind race winner and Bristol GB international Dan Studley.
Lee, inset, finished third in 31:58 as Harriers were team winners with Charlie Jones ninth in 33:31,
Joe Willgoss ran a 33:51 PB in 13th and James Bingham clocked 34:19 to finish third veteran in
15th. Mark James (36:01), Dan Schofield (36:53) and Dave Rantell (38:25) followed before Jonathan Floyd marked his first outing in a Cheltenham vest with a PB of 39:50. Wheelchair athlete Les Hampton completed the course in 39:36.
A small group of Harriers made the trip to Leeds for the National Cross Country Championship, where Dom James showed good form for 67th place before Dan Owen had his highest national finish in 107th.
Luke Pollard claimed 150th and Liam Roarty was pleased with 267th before Matt Evans completed the club’s contingent in 1340th.
George Watson finished 69th in the under 20 men’s race. Back on the roads, Chris Booth lowered his personal best to 75:08 at the Wokingham Half Marathon.
Harriers also enjoyed weekend parkrun success with Tommaso Migliuolo (17:46) the first across the line in Cheltenham where Rachel Underhill (19:10) was seventh.
Gareth Edwards (19:14) finished eighth before Amber Watson (21:03) and Millie Foster (22:20) were second and fifth ladies respectively.
Kaitlyn Sheppard (19:18) was the first lady and second overall in Tewkesbury, a position matched by Phil Beastall (15:57) at Worcester Pitchcroft.
Marcus England (17:18) and Andrew Kaighin (18:18) were second and third at the Gloucester City parkrun, while Rachel See (19:45) was the second lady at the South Bank event in Brisbane and Matt Lambourne (18:45) placed seventh in Swindon.