Mansfield Harriers’ athletes celebrate series wins

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Mansfield Harriers have seen action on the road in the last week with the club competing in the final event of the Booth Summer league at Shipley Park Heanor.

The highlight of the night for the club was Hannah Shaw’s third place in the junior ladies competition, which confirmed her series win in the category. Hannah has been the front runner all summer in the category and this performance, alongside three wins and a second, have given her a comfortable victory.

Maddy Collinge had a great run on the night to win the ladies veteran 60 category and finished runner-up in the series overall and Bob Scott had another strong run finishing third in the men’s veteran 60 category on the night and overall.

Nigel Watkins has recently returned to the club and certainly brings extra strength to an already very capable men’s masters team.

On the night Nigel put in a storming performance, finishing 42nd overall and first on the night in the men’s veteran 55 category.

The only man to beat Nigel from the club at Heanor was the super consistent Phil Shaw, who finished 33rd.

The next man in was ultra-distance athlete Tim Raynor, who came in 60th overall, and he was followed by Martin Fickling 70th, Ben Wootton 95th, Paul Scott 120th, Julian Wood 134th, Trevor Hiscox 146th and Tim Richardson in 180th.

For the ladies the first athlete home was the fast improving Catherine Hough in 36th place.

Another new member, Jackie Duers, showed she is going to be a great asset for the club, finishing 62nd overall and second in the female veteran 50 category on the night.

The team was completed by one of the club’s most consistent athletes, Julie Bell, who came home in 96th place.

Last Friday night two of the clubs runners competed in the Castle Rock 10k at Nottingham. Club stalwarts Trevor Hiscox finished in a time of 48.18 and Maddy Collinge completed the course in a time of 52.45.