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James pro­duces fine run to set 10000m mark

Gloucestershire Echo - - ATHLETICS -

CHEL­TENHAM Har­rier Dom James pro­duced an ex­cel­lent per­for­mance to set a per­sonal best at the Highgate Night of the 10000m PBS event in Lon­don.

Com­pet­ing in the E race in a meet­ing where the A race was the Eu­ro­pean 10000m cup, James had the aim of beat­ing his road 10km best of 31:38.

Af­ter pass­ing through half­way out­side the top dozen places, the Dave New­port coached ath­lete moved through the field in the se­cond half to fin­ish fourth in 31:11.49.

At the Mid­land League di­vi­sion two fix­ture in Rugby, Rachel See set a per­sonal best of 10:55.7 as she fin­ished se­cond in the 3000m.

In the men’s 5000m Dan Thomas took fourth place as he low­ered his PB to 15:51.0 whilst Chris Picken set a PB of 4:55.1 in the 1500m.

Har­ri­ers hosted the first of the Mid­sum­mer Open Track meet­ings with the mile the fea­tured dis­tance event.

Luke Pen­ning­ton took third in the A race in 4:36.8 whilst Dan Schofield (5:01.4) and Jonathan Floyd (5:12.6) were ninth and 11th re­spec­tively.

Ella Bur­fitt (5:44.2) was the fifth fastest lady over­all as she fin­ished fourth in the C race.

Three Har­ri­ers com­peted in the Eng­land Masters Area Chal­lenge in Coven­try, with Kathryn Mor­ton win­ning the LV60 ,500m in 6:05.86.

She fol­lowed this up with a third place in the 800m in 3:03.91 as she helped the Mid­land team to vic­tory.

Rep­re­sent­ing the South West in the 3000m, Nick Hol­l­i­day was se­cond in the V60 age group in 11:00.47 and Car

oline Cot­terell took third in her LV45 cat­e­gory in 11:53.52.

Fee May­cock, in­set, struck gold at the British Masters Cham­pi­onship that was held within the Ash­bourne Half Marathon.

Finishing the de­mand­ing Peak Dis­trict course in a time of 91:48 May­cock fin­ished third lady over­all as she dom­i­nated the LV50 age group.

Phil Wylie trav­elled to Wales for the Porth­cawl 10k where he fin­ished as first vet­eran and third over­all in 30:41.

Richard Dare en­joyed a fine tac­ti­cal win at the Glouces­ter 10k.

Track­ing Stroud’s Alis­ter Cam­bell for the open­ing 7km, Dare pulled clear in the fi­nal half mile to take a 33:37 win.

Mark James fin­ished as se­cond vet­eran in sev­enth place over­all in 37:28

There was vet­eran suc­cess for the club at Framp­ton 10k where Dave Ran­tell won the V50 cat­e­gory in 37:35 and Nick Hol­l­i­day was first 60 run­ner home in 39:45.

Gareth Ed­wards (37:20) led the Har­ri­ers home in 20th place with Dan Schofield (37:36) and Ran­tell fill­ing the next two places be­fore Matt Lam­bourne (38:18) came in 26th and Kayla Gar­land low­ered her PB to 46:49. Parkruns saw Beth Hawl­ing (17:55) fin­ish as first lady and third over­all at the High­bury Fields event in Lon­don whilst Kait­lyn Shep­pard (18:46) set a new ladies course record in Tewkes­bury where she fin­ished se­cond over­all in an event where her sis­ter Chloe (21:11) fin­ished as third lady.

Doug Wight (17:03) led the field home in Chel­tenham where Matt Wood (19:43) also had a run out. El­lis Wool­ley (22:23) was the first lady home and fifth.

Rachel See, Dan Thomas and Chris Picken set per­sonal bests at the Mid­land League di­vi­sion two fix­ture in Rugby

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