James produces fine run to set 10000m mark
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