THURROCK’S ladies team returned a great result on Sunday. They won the
ladies team championship in the Essex 10 mile road race which was
combined with the Tiptree 10. On a rural course in perfect conditions
the Club’s v35 trio excelled, also winning the open team race.
Toni Noble was the first to finish, finishing 3rd overall in the County
Championships with an excellent time of 69m40s. Her medal haul amounted
to 5 because she was 2nd in the v35 age group in both the open and
County event and won gold in both the open and County team win.
Good support came from Amy Trencher who was 10th lady with a time of
74m36s. In form Amy also returned a personal best in the Met Police 10k
earlier in the week with a time of 43m+. Victoria Peacock, like her two
team mates a Grays resident, had arguably her best race in Harriers
colours finishing 11th in 74m38s.
Pat Dobbs was silver medalist in the 70+ section, with a time of
89m53s. In the 60+ age group Mick Bumstead was on his way to a gold
medal when his fragile achilles tendon cried halt. Bernie Johnson was
Thurrock’s other finisher with a time of 75m9s.
Some excellent unreported results emerged from the Southend 10k. Paul
Green was the first Club member across the line in 28th position. His
time of 37m23s indicates he is back to form. in 45th spot Nick Trencher
recorded a personal best of 38m48s. An amazing improvement came from
under 17 Oliver Mann whose 39m13s was an improvement of 4 minutes and
earned him 51st spot.
Mick Bumstead won the 60+ section of the race with an excellent-for-age
time of 39m55s. An eye opening performance came from Gary Cahill
(senior) who improved to 40m03s. One place behind him in 69th was Jason
Syrett (40m05s). Thurrock’s other 2 finishers were Bernie Johnson,
44m11s, and Amy Trencher 44m51s.
This weekend Thurrock hosts the Essex Cross Country League at One Tree
Hill. There is a race for the under 11s at 11.15 and the main programme
starts at 12.00.
Thurrock should be well represented in all age groups. The under 13
boys will be trying to continue their winning ways after their cross
country relay championship win.