Gilbert runs 15:38 5K

At the Ipswich Twilight 5K on Saturday, Michael Gilbert had another amazing run. He came 21st in an elite field and finished in 15:38, just 2 seconds outside his best! Alex Smith also had an excellent run, finishing in 42nd place with 16:45, a new PB. He remains 4th in the club records but has improved his time by 7 seconds.
Also on Saturday Tony Bacon finished 1st in the Waterbeach 5K running 17:26. In the Waterbeach 10K, John Nevin was our first runner to finish, and he was also first in his age category. He ran 48:34. Suzanne Pattinson was our first lady to finish and she ran a PB of 55:30 despite falling over!
Joan Nevin got an age category best time, and was 2nd in her age group running 1:06:31.
Josh Iron and Ray Hampford both amazingly got 2 PB’s in one day, which I believe is the first time in Haverhill running club history. Both got PB’s at Milton parkrun, Josh by 3 seconds and Ray by about 5 minutes! Then both got PB’s at the Waterbeach 10K. Josh got a 1 minute PB and Ray knocked about 6 minutes off his! This means Josh is now joint top of the PB league with 6.
On Sunday Jacqueline Hewitt got a PB in the Leeds Half Marathon 2:16:56. Emma Boulton also got a PB of 2hrs 57minutes.
In the Bury to Clare run which is approximately 18miles Chris Hawkins finished in 17th place in 2:36:02 and was 3rd MV50-54. Shirley Fowlerhad a great run, she ran it 24 minutes quicker than she had before! She was 1st FV50-54, 34th overall, running 2:49:09. Gemma Robyn Ann Evans successfully completed the race, which is the furthest she has ever run.
Cheryl Claydon got a PB at the Lowestoft parkrun 27:12. Shirley Fowlerwas 2nd in her age group at the Finsbury Park parkrun 24:02. James Stubbs was 2nd at the Haverhill parkrun 20:21.
Jackie Dockerill, Kirsty Millard, Andy Palmer, Mark White, Yusuf Firat and Horace Shuriah all completed the Halstead Marathon.
These are just the highlights, check out the rest of the results and PB league in the following links:

 

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