Ter­rific Tara Sec­ond and a PB for triath­lete

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

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.

Tara Grosvenor

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