D&T team trio take home team trophy

D&T team at Welwyn 10k.
D&T team at Welwyn 10k.
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A trio from Dacorum & Tring AC took home the trophy as winners of the men’s team competition at the Welwyn 10k on Sunday.

Jamie Marlow, Rhys Rowlands and Chris Marriott did the business, beating Ware Joggers and Garden City Runners, who organised the event, to scoop the top prize.

Jamie Marlow finished second overall in the race, which doubled up as the Herts Open Championships.

He sped round the undulating and testing course in a time of 35:12m.

Rhys Rowlands was also impressive, clocking a new PB time of 36:59m which put him in eighth. Rhys was easily the first under-20 finisher and it was only his second 10k ever, recently turning 17. Chris Marriott completed in 41.4m5 to complete the winning trio. It was an impressive return for the D&T team who had 10 participants in total, in comparison to Ware who had 50 and Garden City who had 30.

A trio of Richards were also out in force for D&T, with Richard Brawn crossing the line in 42:50m, Richard Blaxhill 44:58m (PB), Richard Stevens 45:28m (PB), Rasmi Nanda 47:08m (PB) and Rob ​ Davies 48:06m. Tony Reeve managed a superb new PB with his time of 48:48, shaving 48 seconds off his previous best. And in only his third ever 10k Simon Evans also clocked a new PB of 54:41.

Despite having only just taken part in the Welwyn 10k, Jamie Marlow headed to the track up at Jarman Park for the Herts County Championship 3,000m. Remarkably just as he did in the Herts Open Championships earlier that day, Jamie came in second in the Senior Men’s category with a time of 10:05m. This was good enough for third position and capped off an extremely successful day for him.

Richard Stevens, who had also competed in the Welwyn 10k, took part in the 200m and the 1500m, as well as the discus. Richard did the 200m in 30sec and the 1500 in 5:50m. His furthest throw in the discus was 18m.

The Mercury Festival of Running in Hitchin saw Leah Sill finish as first female finisher in the 5k event completing in a time of 30:40m.

Billed as one of the hardest obstacle races Great Britain has to offer, The Suffering 10mile plus obstacle race at Rockingham Castle in Northamptonshire is a hardcore challenge even for the most experienced OCR runner. Kate Crossland, who is fast becoming a very experienced OCR runner, challenged herself again, both mentally and physically to cover the course and earn her medal. Kate raced for 4hrs and 17mins covering 12.5miles.

Penny Wallduck successfully completed the 100k challenging, hilly Mix 96 Tour de Vale Bike Ride.

Parkrun results:

Gadebridge: Thomas Durrant 21:20m, Steve Russell 22:05m, Michael Irvine 22:23m, Wendy Durrant 24:55m (first female DT), Sam Sullivan 25:05m, Rasmi Nanda 25:19m, John Stevens 25:21m, Andy Mitchell 25:57m, Gwen Moisten 26:03m, Kenneth Blythe 29:14m, Andrew Guilder 31:54m, Louise Tainsh 34:50m, Erica Klein 34:50m, Richard Stevens 41:28m and Michael Lamb 49:40m.

Cassiobury: Duncan Hamilton 22:03m, Clare Hunt 25:37m, Samantha Hawkridge 29:42m (PB), Ant Gomm 39:26m (PB).

St Albans: Janice Briggs 27:56m, Peter Bailey 34:07m, Annette Howard 37:38m.

Black Park: Becky Fawcett 22:03m. Cannon Hill, Birmingham: Alex Eykelbosch 18:16m. Swansea Bay: Rachel Lewis 23:10. Long Eaton: Alison Clooney 29:21m.