Mounts Bay Harriers weekend of racing

Barcelona marathon finishers –                           Falmouth half marathon runners

Ian Tucker, Jade Edwards, Karyn Jakes & Chantal McClellan

The Harriers had a weekend of racing across the U.K. & further afield in Europe at the weekend.
In Barcelona, Four Harriers took on the Barcelona marathon. 26.2 miles round the beautiful city on a spring day with temperatures of 17 degrees. Ian Tucker was first back in 3.27. Jade Edwards was the first Harrier lady in 3.59.48, squeezing under the 4 hours which she was delighted with. Karyn Jakes & Chantal McLellan finished in 4.27.21. All four achieved personal bests.

In the U.K., the popular Bath half marathon saw a handful of Harriers tackle this 2 loop course. Karen McClay finished in 1.48 followed by Tracy Tonkin in 2.06, Amanda Prosser in a warm up for the London marathon in 3.39 & Jenny Orpwood in 3.17.

In the South East, Ruth Glover & Damian Cook raced the Vitality North London half marathon with Ruth finishing in 1.50.18 & Damian in 1.52.49. Both enjoyed the race which finished inside Wembley Stadium with thousands of spectators cheering the runners.

In Devon, Nigel Sims & Heidi Swaby finished the Grizzly – 20 hilly & muddy multi terrain miles, starting & finishing in Seaton. Heidi commented that this was the hardest event she had done.

Finally closer to home, the Falmouth half marathon, race 4,of the Cornish Grand Prix road running series saw a good turnout of Harriers keen to tackle this challenging & hilly course. The first Harrier home was Gary Richards in 1.28.11 giving him second in his age group. There were age group prizes in the ladies for Anne Waller & Sue Taylor.

MBH Falmouth times RICHARDS, Gary 1:28:11
SANGER, Phil 1:31:06
BERRYMAN, Tom 1:34:37
WALLER, Anne 1:36:14
WOLF, Jan 1:36:56
THOMAS, Mark 1:44:53
ANGOVE, Paul 1:46:19
HAYNES, Janet 1:47:08
MCLEAN, Luke 1:47:22
RICHARDS, Steve 1:51:23
HOOPER, Paul 1:58:11
TAYLOR, Sue 2:09:07
MCLEAN, Dee 2:11:12
KING, Sarah 2:18:17
Brewer, Lollie 2.27.10
NICHOLLS, Tracey 2:36:35
ANDREWS, George 2:36:35
KING, Gary 2:40:09
EASTERBROOK, Liz 2:42:40