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Samuel Jurd earned his first No 1 token when Bishop's Stortford Running Club athletes filled the top three places at the latest junior parkrun in Bishop's Stortford



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Samuel Jurd earned his first No 1 token when Bishop's Stortford Running Club athletes filled the top three places at Sunday's junior parkrun.

BSRC Junior Tri member Jurd finished in 9min 3sec as he knocked 15 seconds off his personal best at Grange Paddocks.

He was followed home by fellow Green and Gold members the Turvey brothers, with Jacob taking second place and William coming third.

Samuel Jurd. Picture: Ian Penson (54309059)
Samuel Jurd. Picture: Ian Penson (54309059)

The previous day in Castle Park, Jane Mansfield celebrated running her 100th parkrun, 89 of which have been on home turf.

An injury meant she finished in her slowest time, but she was still proud of reaching the milestone.

Mansfield was accompanied around the course as usual by cocker spaniel Toffee, and was cheered across the finish line by husband Phil and son Harry.

BSRC team members Ellen Brooks, Vicky Simpson, Gary Jones, Themi Petridis, Julie Pagram and Rachael Fletcher at the cross country race in Watford (54309053)
BSRC team members Ellen Brooks, Vicky Simpson, Gary Jones, Themi Petridis, Julie Pagram and Rachael Fletcher at the cross country race in Watford (54309053)

Six BSRC members ventured to Watford for the fourth and penultimate Herts Sunday League Cross Country race.

The two men and four ladies were not enough for a full team in either category so the club accrued lots of points (the club with the fewest points, based on finish positions, wins) but Stortford valiantly took on lots of tough hills with some fantastic individual performances.

Chris Chew came 128th out of 621 finishers when he took on the Benfleet 15.

He completed the tough 15-mile off-road race, which started and finished at the Olympic mountain bike centre in Hadleigh, in 2hr 5min 48sec.

Grace Mason qualified to run for Hertfordshire at the National Inter-County Championships by coming fifth in the under-17 women's race at the Herts Cross Country Championships.

Although running for Herts Phoenix as her first-claim club, the 15-year-old is still very much a member of BSRC.

Meanwhile, Stortford coach Mike Grant has launched the club's '10 Weeks to 10k' course which starts on April 27 and runs for 10 consecutive Wednesdays.

See www.bsrc.org.uk/join-beginners/beginners for more details and go to www.myclubhouse.co.uk/BSRC/Registration/Register to sign up.



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