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Bishop's Stortford Running Club members excel in the Stort 10 and 5 Mile at Cammas Hall


By Michael Vaughton


Bishop's Stortford Running Club enjoyed big success when they hosted their flagship event at a new venue.

The Stort 10 and 5 Mile took place at Cammas Hall for the first time and it provided a challenging and predominantly off-road course.

Stortford's own James Bosher and Elizabeth Bellinger took first place in the men's and women's five-mile races thanks to times of 31min 9sec and 36.53 respectively.

Bishop's Stortford Running Club. Stort 5-mile winners James Bosher and Elizabeth Bellinger wth Bob Champion (18767990)
Bishop's Stortford Running Club. Stort 5-mile winners James Bosher and Elizabeth Bellinger wth Bob Champion (18767990)

They were also part of the winning mixed team over that distance alongside Ben Pickford (35.43).

The green and gold were also victorious in the 10-mile mixed team event as Jason Hasty (1hr 12min 40sec), Matthew Coaker (1:16.19) and Eleanor Mason (1:23.28) brought home the bacon.

The individual 10-mile honours went to Jonathan Nicholls, of Wilmslow RC, in 1:08.34 and Claire Cadzow, of Lonely Goat RC, in 1:20.02.

Bishop's Stortford Running Club. Stort 10-mile mixed team winners, from left, Jason Hasty, Eleanor Mason and Matthew Coaker with Bob Champion (18767987)
Bishop's Stortford Running Club. Stort 10-mile mixed team winners, from left, Jason Hasty, Eleanor Mason and Matthew Coaker with Bob Champion (18767987)

The Harlow-based President's Sporting Club and Essex Disabled Sports Foundation will benefit from some of the proceeds. Horse racing great Bob Champion represented the foundation and fired the starting gun as well as handing out the prizes.

BSRC results: Stort 5 - 1 James Bosher (1 MS) 31min 9sec, 4 Ben Pickford (2 MV40) 35.43, 9 Elizabeth Bellinger (1 FV35) 36.53, 17 Wayne Greet (3 MV50) 41.26, 22 Emma Barnes (2 FV35) 43.41, 23 Bekah Cranch (2 FS) 43.39, 24 Julie Witchalls (2 FV45) 43.52, 39 Craig Dodgen (5 MV50) 47.03, 53 Corinna Murray (7 FV45) 51.57, 58 Angie Brown (8 FV45) 52.25, 69 Rohit Dayama (16 MV40) 53.57, 74 Fay Dodgen (14 FV45) 54.25, 78 Francesca Palmer (14 FV35) 55.38, 83 Jilly Palmer (4 FV55) 56.33, 96 Sarah Sanderson (20 FV45) 58.27, 97 Sally House (8 FV55) 58.33, 102 Megan Strach (7 FS) 59.21, 112 Greta Lyons (9 FV55) 1hr 37sec, 118 Jo Neal (10 FV55) 1:01.24, 119 Ian Lyons (15 MV50) 1:01.02, 121 Isabel Sanderson (9 FS) 1:01.45, 126 Samantha Jarvis (27 FV45) 1:03.10, 145 Rachel Turvey (35 FV45) 1:11.11, 146 Amelia Sanderson (13 FS) 1:11.32, 151 Jo Williams (37 FV45) 1:20.12, 152 Derek Williams (3 MV60) 1:20.11.

Stort 10 - 6 Jason Hasty (2 MV50) 1:12.40, 9 Matthew Coaker (3 MV40) 1:16.19, 12 Dominic Mason (6 MV50) 1:19.09, 27 Eleanor Mason (1 GU17) 1:23.28, 46 Tony Chada (14 MV50) 1:28.39, 47 Paul Walker (17 MV40) 1:28.48, 77 Jenny Brayshaw (1 FV65+) 1:33.55, 91 Kevin Gillespie (21 MV50) 1:36.06, 109 David McMillan (26 MV50) 1:38.13, 114 Brian Sullivan (28 MV50) 1:39.28, 117 Matthieu Militon (38 MV40) 1:40.10, 122 Melvyn Grimwood (39 MV40) 1:40.35, 125 Stuart Davenport (29 MV50) 1:41.21, 138 Nick Yeadon (30 MV50) 1:43.38, 160 Sarah Porter (18 FV45) 1:49.13, 162 Jennifer Bone (9 FS) 1:49.02, 181 Sue Last (6 FV55) 1:52.28, 194 John Etherden (3 MV70+) 1:57.51, 199 Lizzie Jones (33 FV35) 1:59.48, 200 Simon Wallace (51 MV40) 2:00.10, 202 Theresa Burke (2 FV65+) 2:01.41, 204 Michelle Hasty (26 FV45) 2:02.56.

Emma Barnes and Julie Witchalls finished in the top three at The Bishop's Stortford High School's Mitre 10k.

There were also personal bests for Dave Cody (41.24), Matt Turner (46.41) and Lara Wheeldon (54.22) while George Thomas (53.55) won the V70 age category.

Kathryn Chapman (3:12.09) was the fifth woman and the first FV45 in the Bournemouth Marathon while Graham Statter completed the Loch Ness Marathon in 3:52.15.

Sarah Godfrey finished the Manuden 10k in 1:02.30, Chris Chew took 46.03 in the Middlesex 10k and, further afield, David Broughton clocked 3:59.35 in the Berlin Marathon.

Michael Toomey navigated an 800m sea swim, 30k bike, 10k kayak and 10k run as he secured an age-category win and national title in the Bude Quadrathlon.

His time of 3:31.50 put him 21st out of 39 overall, including teams, 11th out of 24 individuals and top in the V60 category as he picked up the British Quadrathlon Association's V60 trophy for 2019.

Phil Gibson finished the St Albans Sprint Triathlon in 1:07.05 as he came 13th while Philip Chaplin completed the Swim Serpentine two-mile event in 1:12.08.


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