Masters bronze for Johnson

Mansfield Harriers international runner Mark Johnson claimed sixth place overall in 32.11 which was enough to secure the bronze medal in the M40 category at the Grand East Anglia Run\British Masters 10km Championships in Kings Lynn.

Club mate Andrew Wilson secured another top 40 placing with 35.13, while Brian Harris ran a superb time of 40.54 for a silver medal in M65 category and Denise Winfield beat her personal best time with 54.44.

Round Two of the AAA’s Summer Road Race League series took place at The National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, and saw a repeat of the first round with another phenomenal 1-2-3 for the Harriers, in which Stuart King was the winner, followed by James Mee and the ever-present Mark Johnson in third.

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The opening Booth Decorators Summer League meeting at Teversal Grange saw 292 runners from 11 clubs take part. Sutton Harriers times and positions were:

Sean Martin (SM) 20th 29m 25s, Gary Berzins (SM) 24th 30m 07s, Nick Luke (VM50) 37th 31m 22s, Robert Roper (VM45) 38th 31m 27s, Brian Bailey (VM45) 46th 32m 07s, James Simpson (SM) 50th 32m 20s, Michelle Wilcocks (SL) 6th Ladies 32m 54s, Gary Bird (SM) 75th 33m 33s, Claire Watson (SL) 18th 35m 22s, Catherine Davies (SL) 24th 36m 53s, Chloe Paylor (SL) 35th 38m 30s, Michelle Curran (SL) 46th 40 m 58s, Tony Staniland (VM70+) 173rd 41m 11s, J ames Roper, 182nd 43m 06s, Robert Williams (VM40) 188th 44m 11s, Phil Bird (VM50) 193rd 45m 49s, Mick Bird (VM60) 196th 47m 50s.

Four members of Sutton Harriers ran the Wollaton Park 10k race with several hundred others runners.

Amanda Alletson was the first Harrier to finish in 50mins 12secs.

Next was Ken Hensby (70+) 53m 59s followed by St Mark’s Church, Sutton, vicar David James, in 55m 33s and finally finishing in under 60 minutes Stephen Saunders in 59m 59s.

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