It was another successful outing for Haverhill Running Club at the Kevin Henry 5K race on the racecourse in Newmarket. Incredibly 90 members turned up to run, all earning a valuable point. Our top 5 men and top 5 women earned extra points. For the women Kelly Mepham was the first female in the whole race! She got a new PB of 19:03 and improves her time in 2nd place in the club records! Sian-Marie Lucas was 10th female 20:38. Kirsty Millard was 22nd 22:13. Cheryl Trundle was 43rd 24:24 & Sirkka Love was 49th 24:44.
For the men Michael Gilbert put in another great performance to come 2nd 15:59. Next was Peter Miller in 7th place improving his best time by 2 seconds and he is moves into 4th outright on the club records 16:43. Mat Bigley came 13th 17:14. Andrew Bell was 17th 17:31 and Alex Smith despite twisting his ankle finished in 26th place 17:59.
There were a few more PB’s which is very impressive considering there was a lot of soft sand on the course. Bryn Stuppell got one 31:19. Stacey Anne Hall took 7 seconds off her best, bringing it down to 29:19. Luke Withers improved his best time by 14 seconds, his new time to beat is 21:10.
Jemma Benson ran 32:53, taking 13 seconds off her best. Westley Walker just beat his PB by 1 second, 18:31. Charlotte Denley took 7 seconds off, running 28:01. Jo Johnson took a massive 1:05 off her best, PB now 30:25. Suzanne Pattinson also took a good chunk off, 37 seconds, to give her 26:24. Rob Goodwin managed 2 PB’s in less than 48 hours! He ran 24:33 at the Kevin Henry race on Thursday and then ran 24:06 at the Haverhill parkrun on Saturday! Lee Brown was 6th in the Haverhill parkrun 19:59.
Ian Elden ran a 5K PB of 18:41 also at a parkrun. Louise Thompson showed how much she has improved in 6 months, by running the Poolsbrook parkrun in 32:45, nearly 5 minutes quicker than she ran it half a year ago!
Sirkka Love was first FV60 at the Suffolk Trial Festival 10K 54:26.
Tony Bacon coming back from injury & illness, ran the British Masters 5K road championships and finished in 17:44 and was 7th in his age category.
Andy Brown got a sprint triathlon best, at the Sudbury Triathlon. He finished in 97:37.
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