Harriers round-up 19th – 25th July

Saturday saw the British Milers Club return to Loughborough for their Grand Prix, which was held in the honour of legendary endurance coach George Gandy. Harriers were well represented at this prestigious event with Patrick Dever putting in the standout performance. Something that is becoming a regular occurrence in 2021. Dever ran in the inaugural George Gandy Memorial Mile, taking first place in a time of 3:58.63. Elsewhere Daniel Bebbington won the men’s 1500m B race in 3:45.76, rising star Tiarnan Crorken, took second place in the 800m A race. While Alex Kerfoot (1:55.58) and Josef Wilson (1:56.71) both ran new 800m PBs in race H, with Kerfoot pipping Wilson to second place.

On Thursday Mark Lee contested the final race of the Sale Sizzler 5k series, finishing in a time of 18:27 to take 2nd in his age category. Lee has had a great series taking several age-category podium finishes in what is a very competitive race series.

Saturday saw the action move to the mountains with Chris Wales completing the Lakeland 50 in a time of 21hr:20:37, while Michael Mcloughlin took on the Old Crown Round Fell Race.

On Sunday Joe Monk competed at the Helena Tipping 10k down in Wrexham, a race known for its high standard of competition and fast course. Monk took 8th place in a time of 31:50.

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