Athletics: Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners enjoy Essex Way Relay

PUBLISHED: 16:30 06 September 2018

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners' Richard Mead, Kevin Marshall, Beverley Backhouse, Karen Pickering and James Hawkes about to run from Cressing to Great Tey

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners' Richard Mead, Kevin Marshall, Beverley Backhouse, Karen Pickering and James Hawkes about to run from Cressing to Great Tey

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Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners were out in force at the annual Essex Way Relay on Sunday.

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners' Simon Burpitt with friendGrange Farm & Dunmow Runners' Simon Burpitt with friend

A total of 73 teams took part, from 23 different clubs, and the 82-mile route from Epping to Harwich was divided into sections.

The legs ranged from 5.3 miles to 11.2 miles and GFDR entered five teams, including two men’s, a women’s, a V45 team and mixed team.

Of the 52 teams in the men’s and mixed category, GFDR’s men finished fourth and 20th, with the mixed team 43rd.

The GFDR women’s team was seveth out of 15 teams and the V45 team was third out of six teams.

There were outstanding performances on the day by Alistair Brown and Dan Reynolds ,who finished second in their stages, with Innes Fullerton, Lee Pickering and Josh Sowman taking third places.

GFDR will be holding a 7.5-mile trail race from The Black Lion, High Roding, on September 23.

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