World class Harry wins his weight in beer at Continental tour meet

The Night of the 10,000m PBs, part of the London World Athletics Continental Tour provides a unique opportunity for high level club runners to race against a talented mix of world class marathon runners, middle distance runners, steeple chasers, 10k, 5k and road runners.

CoSARC’s Harry Smith gave a masterclass in tactical running as he sat back in the first half, then bided his time in third place for much of the second half.

He went second two laps out, and hit the front at the bell as he flew past the leader to finish in a PB time of 30:52:01.

The icing on the cake was Harry winning his weight in beer!

CoSARC sent a mixed group of seniors, juniors and Quadkids to the Wiltshire Track & Field County Championships last weekend, with the Quadkids competing on Sunday.

They all enjoyed competing and encouraged one another, showing team spirit at its best. The squad won a number of hard earned medals and PBs between them.

The Alton 10 Mile was a tough race with some long hills. Dave Gervais finished in 66:33, Andy Budgell 73:31 and Heather Hitchens 1:25:35.

The Houghton Trail Event 11K was Freddie Bosworth’s longest competitive race to date.

He finished 2nd overall and was first of the junior finishers. Finishing times were Freddie Bosworth 45:56, Alice Snow 52:27, Art Mitchell 53:18, Andy Makin 1:11:3, Petra Oyston 1:23:50, Janine Eve Kemm 1:36:10 and Amanda Ansell 1:43:03.

In the first SAL match of the season in Basingstoke, Katie Clements set seven new PBs in her 10 events. There were wins for Harriet Legg in the Triple Jump A String, Lucy Wilkinson in the Javelin A string and Jaymee Domoney in the 800mtr A String.

In the Netley 10K, CoSARC finishers were Will Pannell 34:39, Matthew Gervais 36:45, Dave Gervais 39:09, Charlotte Ingram 39:54 (PB by 37 seconds) and Heather Hitchens 50:46.

In the North Downs Way 50, Mike White ran 52.6 miles in a magnificent time of 11 hours 26 minutes.

On a very hot day, in the Great Manchester Run, Carol Chlebowski went up against 25,000 other runners to finish in 57:21.

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