Stortford win sees NHRR take the lead in Midweek League Division Two

Darren Matussa and Oliver Garbas at the Riga Marathon. Picture: Claire Salter

Darren Matussa and Oliver Garbas at the Riga Marathon. Picture: Claire Salter - Credit: Archant

North Herts Road Runners have taken the lead after an impressive win in the opening Midweek League Division Two road race in Bishop’s Stortford.

The men’s and women’s teams both stormed home to secure first place for the club with Andrew Leach (34 minutes 12 seconds) winning the men’s race and Katie Harbon (38:56) the women’s.

Other results: second Edward Price 34:29; third Mark Vaughan 34:52; fourth Jim McConnell 34:57; fifth Darren Sunter 34:59; 12th Adam Bowller 35:50; 14th John Auld 36:02; 15th John Rayner 36:03; 24th Nicholas Malpeli 37:41; 26th Darren Matussa 38:02; 28th Steve McKeown 38:07; 34th Adrian Sherwood 38:42.

Women’s race: second Astrid McKewon 41:55; sixth Helen Nuttall 43:14; ninth Natasha Pitman 45:55; 12th Kat Burr 46:52; 20th Chloe Lucas 47:01.

Darren Matussa and Oliver Garbas were in action at a hot Riga Marathon. Matussa finished in 3hrs 6mins and Garbas 3hrs 25mins. Sue Foot ran the PJs in the Park Marathon in 4hrs 40mins.

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In parkrun action at Stevenage, Vincent Wright finished second in 19:03; ninth Simon Poole 19:54; 15th John Cooper 20:29; 27th Phil Hunt 21:56; 33rd Lewis Jon Green 22:30; fourth woman Chloe Lucas 22:41; 35th Joseph Sherry 22:43; fifth woman Ellie Scott 22:48; sixth woman Barbara Sayers 22:50; eighth woman Helen Harbon 23:49; 10th woman Claire O’Sullivan 24:06; 18th woman Jeni Spurr-Jones 26:50; 19th woman Sue Vaughan 26:50; 98th Brian Bailey 26:57; 28th woman Sheila Leavy 28:19; 41st woman Jennifer Naisbitt 29:38; 48th woman Carina Quayle 30:04.

Other parkruns: Bracknall 63rd Stephen Lummis 25:12; Raphael (Romford) 35th Chris Poole 22:34; Livingston 165th Brian Judkins 33:11.

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