Clean sweep as Owen takes dom­i­nant win in steeplecha­se

Gloucestershire Echo - - ATHLETICS -

DAN Owen led a Chel­tenham Har­ri­ers 1-2-3 in the 2000m steeplecha­se at the club’s the Mid­land League Di­vi­sion Two match in Glouces­ter.

Owen hit the front from the gun and ex­tended his lead in the sec­ond half of the race, Owen clocked an im­pres­sive time of 5:55.7.

Joe Turner fol­lowed in 6:12.5 to fin­ish sec­ond and claim the B string win be­fore Luke Kearns moved up into third to set a per­sonal best of 6:27.9.

In the 1500m Owen led with 450m re­main­ing and opened up day­light over Wolver­hamp­ton’s Psalm Robert­snash and Richard de-camps.

The duo passed Owen with around 200m to go with de-camps claw­ing back ground on Roberts-nash in the fi­nal 100m.

The Wolver­hamp­ton man hung on to take the win in 4:00.4 with de-camps just 0.4 sec­onds adrift in sec­ond place. Owen’s 4:02.5 earned him third place as he also took the B string win be­fore Turner fin­ished sixth in 4:17.5.

The 5000m saw Glouces­ter’s James Denne take the win in 15:25.8 with­wight sec­ond in a PB of 15:37.2.

Dan Thomas held off the chal­lenge of John Parker in a PB of 16:03.9 for fifth place and the B string win while Parker’s con­so­la­tion in sixth place was a Har­ri­ers V45 record of 16:04.2.

In the 800m Corin Hughes recorded 2:14.7 for fifth in the A race while for the ladies team Rachel See was third in the 3000m in 11:10.2 whilst LV60 run­ner Kathryn Mor­ton posted 13:02.5 for eighth. See was fifth in the 1500m in 5:21.8 with Caro­line Cot­terell sec­ond B run­ner in 5:30.4.

At the Lough­bor­ough In­ter­na­tional meet­ing, Ge­orge Wat­son was three sec­onds out­side his 3,000m PB in 21st with 8:41.95 and at the Ir­ish Mil­ers Club meet­ing in Dublin Liam Roarty was fifth in the 5000m B race in 15:54.81

Three mas­ters ath­letes headed to the Ply­mouth Half Marathon with a top four fin­ish guar­an­tee­ing them an England Mas­ters vest later in the year.

Fee May­cock fin­ished as first LV50 run­ner and sixth lady over­all in 88:36 to earn her place on the team.

Dave Tom­lin’s 77:02 earned him six­teenth place over­all as he fin­ished as sixth V45 run­ner whilst Dave Ran­tell fin­ished as sev­enth V50 run­ner in 82:35.

At the Glouces­ter 10k Char­lie Jones and Marcus England were sec­ond and third with 33.04 and 33.06.

The ladies were rep­re­sented by Leah Hop­ton and Lucy Goode who recorded 47:54 and 48:06 re­spec­tively whilst Ed Gra­zier (31:10) and Les Hamp­ton (39:26) were the first two wheel­chair rac­ers home.

At the Berkeley 10k saw Richard Dare was sec­ond be­hind Glouces­ter’s Steve Mill­ward in a time of 33:31.

Parker fin­ished as first V45 run­ner in fourth place, while Mark James (35:36) was sixth and the third veteran home as the Har­ri­ers claimed the team prize as An­drew Kaighin (35:54) placed ninth.

El­liot Prince (36:45) and Dan Schofield (36:42) fol­lowed be­fore Dave Ran­tell (37:39) fin­ished as sec­ond V50 run­ner, Martin Soakell (38:34) set a PB and Paul Barnes (41:46) com­pleted the nine man squad.

Parkruns saw Phil Beast­all (15:22) lower his own course record as led the field home in Tewkes­bury where Chloe Shep­pard (21:41) was the first lady home.

There was a first place for Rob Her­bert (18:09) in Cirences­ter with Marc Fal­lows (18:26) third, Gareth Ed­wards (18:59) fifth, Matt Lam­bourne (19:38) eighth and Jo Wilkie (22:30) the sec­ond lady.

Sec­ond place fin­ishes also came from Tom­lin (17:50) at Hal­don For­est in Devon, Mark James (18:02) at Glouces­ter City and Dave Aubrey (17:05) in Chel­tenham where James Bingham (17:19) placed fourth.

Cot­terell (21:14) was fourth lady at Worces­ter Pitchcroft where Nick Hol­l­i­day (19:08) was sev­enth whilst Henry James (16:52) was fifth in Hast­ings.

Dan Owen of Chel­tenham Har­ri­ers

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