Bovingdon 10k – 1 Sep 2019

PlaceNameGenderAGChipTimeClub league pointsAge grade
3Richard ColesMV4500:35:2320
12michael lindenMV4000:39:1419
20David GoodmanMV4000:41:0618
23James BirnieMV4500:41:4517
30Philip MercerMV4000:42:2916
33Philip HeatonMSEN00:43:0615
38Trevor NormoyleMV4000:43:3614
56Andrew WattMV4500:46:2613
71Tracey CottonFV4000:47:0120
106Bethan HeatonFSEN00:51:5919
112Isabel WilsonFV6500:52:2918
127Helen CookFV5000:53:2717
133Jaqui SampsonFV4000:54:3216
135Angeline CottrillFV4000:54:5115
148Kirstie HardimanFV3500:55:5914
170Holly BeckettFV3500:58:5913
171Mary McCluskeyFSEN00:58:5912
173Susie IvinFV4000:59:0611
193philip walkerMV5501:03:0912
194Helen HeathcoteFV4501:03:2410

A huge contingent of Harriers took part in the Bovingdon 10k, a fairly flat road race which started in the heart of the village and wound its way around local country lanes. Rich Coles wasn’t taking any prisoners as he was first club member to pass HMP The Mount and turn onto the High Street to cross the finish line, completing the course in third place overall and as first male vet 45+ (MV45), clocking a superb time of 35:23. Andy Symmonds was just three places further back and second MV55, crossing the line in 37:04, ahead of Michael Linden who also managed a sub-40 minute finish, claiming the first MV40 position with a time of 39:21.

David Goodman was participating in his third race of the week, after completing the Canterbury Half Marathon (1:39:11) on Bank Holiday Monday and the Chase The Sun – Brockwell Park 10k (41:54) on Wednesday, and took the silver MV40 medal at Bovingdon on Sunday with a time of 41:06, ahead of James Birnie (41:51) who was third MV45.

Phil Mercer had completed the Spitfire 10k at RAF Hendon on Saturday morning (44:33) and manged to better his time just 24 hours later, finishing the Bovingdon event in 42:29, ahead of Phil Heaton (43:06), Trevor Normoyle (43:36) and Andrew Watt (46:26).

Tracey Cotton was another Harrier to string together two races this week, completing the Hatfield 5K (22:36) on Wednesday before being first female from the club – and eighth overall – to cross the line at Bovingdon, picking up the FV40 prize with a time of 47:01.

Rupert Cavenagh-Mainwaring (51:25) was the next club athlete to complete the course and Bethan Heaton (51:59) finished a minute ahead of the first FV65 and club mate Isabel Wilson (52:29) while Helen Cook (53:27) was third FV50.

Jaqui Sampson (54:32) held off Angeline Cottrill (54:51) and Kirstie Hardiman (55:59). Holly Beckett and Mary McCluskey (58:59) ran together and recorded identical times, with Susie Ivin (59:06) just a few seconds, and two places, behind.

Philip Walker (1:03:09) and Helen Heathcote (1:03:24) rounded up a fine performance for the team.