Athletics: Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners impress

PUBLISHED: 17:30 17 May 2018

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners' Laetitia Corbett (64), Hayley Smith (493), Karen Pickering (477) and Hayley Morley (470) with Ashwin Shah, John Smith and Alan Fullerton at Halstead

Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners' Laetitia Corbett (64), Hayley Smith (493), Karen Pickering (477) and Hayley Morley (470) with Ashwin Shah, John Smith and Alan Fullerton at Halstead

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Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners excelled at the Halstead Marathon.

The event attracted 374 runners, including 10 from GFDR, and doubled up as an Essex Championship race.

The main event was won by Matt Spencer of Bungay Black Dog RC in two hours 40 minutes and 46 seconds.

GFDR’s Karen Pickering (3:43.33) won county silver in the F35 category winner while Hayley Smith (4:02.24) took the bronze award.

Pickering, Laetitia Corbett – in a new best of 3:50.02 – and Hayley Smith were the second women’s team, with Karen Pickering, Hayley Smith and Hayley Morley (4:39.30) taking bronze.

Fastest for GFDR was James Bosher, finishing in 2:56.57 ahead of Ashwin Shah (3:33.27), Alan Fullerton (3:42.50), Ian Lawson (3:47.06), Colin Jackson (3:50.51) and John Smith (3:55.21).

GFDR will be holding an eight-mile trail race from The Stag, Little Easton, on June 10 and a 10k road race from Felsted on 8 July.

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