Cima first home at Stebbing’s 10 miler

PUBLISHED: 10:12 12 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:13 12 November 2015

Owen Cima (104), Carwyn Jones (292) and Nick Sharha (478) making a fast start

Owen Cima (104), Carwyn Jones (292) and Nick Sharha (478) making a fast start

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The vicar of Stebbing, Tim Goodbody, joined the 500 runners taking part in Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners’ Stebbing 10 mile road race on Remembrance Sunday.

Sean Henderson (247)  of Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners with Julia Gardine (200) and Sharon Wright (579)  of Harlow Running Club.Sean Henderson (247) of Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners with Julia Gardine (200) and Sharon Wright (579) of Harlow Running Club.

Competitors boosted the congregation at the service at the war memorial, before setting off through the village and along country lanes, returning to finish at Stebbing Primary School.

The race was won by Owen Cima of Thrift Green Trotters in 54 minutes 41 seconds.

Jack Stroud, representing Orion Harriers, was second in 55mins 39secs, with Carwyn Jones of Colchester Harriers Athletic Club third in 55mins 42secs.

The fastest females were Samantha Bilbie in 1hr 5mins 17secs and Kate Mills in 1hr 6mins 0secs, both representing Springfield Striders, with Rebecca White of Saffron Striders third in 1hr 7mins 3secs. Tim Goodbody finished in 2hrs 1min 58secs.

The male age category winners were: MV40 Nick Shasha (Orion Harriers, 56mins 41secs), MV50 Colin Ridley (Colchester Harriers, 59 mins 0secs) and MV60 Bob Langley (Halstead Road Runners, 1hr 11mins 1sec). The female age category winners were: FV35 Fiona Halls (Saffron Striders, 1hr 8mins 24secs), FV45 Michelle Caulfield (Braintree and District Athletic Club, 1hr 12 mins 18secs) and FV55 Sue Spong (Havering’90 Joggers, 1hr 15mins 41secs).

The male team prize went to Orion Harriers and the female team prize to Springfield Striders.

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