Tom Triumphs At Brighton - A Tremendous Top Thirty Marathon Finish

(April 14, 2014)

Tom Mullen was 30th in a field of nearly 9,000 runner’s at this weekend’s hugely successful 5th running of the magnificent Brighton Marathon. Tom led back the field of Harriers with a huge new personal best at the distance with 2.51:25. (Gun time)

Second, Harrier back in fine form was Mark Davies finishing 111th with 3.02:55 (chip) for also big new personal best. 3rd Harrier back was Phil Payne for a great run of 3.10:43. Andy Guy completed in a solid 3.29:02, Also among the top one thousand finishers  with 3.34:16 and just a minutes away from PB was Carl Bicknell. A new PB for Howard Booth 3.41:19 with a 14 minute improvement. Graham Jenner completed in an excellent 3.50:00. Mark Johnson 3.54:35, 4.05:35 Lisa Caig 3.59:21. For Susan Robinson 4.02:03, .4.05:35 for Sarah Banks, Gaelle Zydel 4.29:14 and within 5 hours Anthony Knight 4.57:59.


At the brand new Brighton Marathon weekend 10k race over 1000 runners headed out with Harriers Paul Tomlinson with a superb 36:42  home for 21st place (chip) and Phil Radford 38:38 for a brilliant27th position.     


At this weekend’s Saturday’s Clair Parkrun a wonderful 1st place Steve Dallman for PB 19.29, Simeon Cousins 2nd for PB 19.43, Richard Sutor 20.07 for 3rd. 6th Harrier lady Mags Lazell PB 20.31 8th Ben Adams 20.42 PB, 20.43 Julian Boyer. Linda Tullet 28.04 PB Irene Parlsley 30.28 PB in 102 runners.   


Two young Harriers athletes competed in the Open Track & Field Meeting at K2, Crawley the previous Saturday and their results are as follows U17 Women – Brittany Croydon-Kemspter300m with 47.00.

U17 Men – Simeon Cousins 300m   2nd    38.56 and 600m   3rd     1:32.8


Update from Linda Tullett, Haywards Heath Harriers Club Secretary & Clubmark Coordinator,” I am delighted to report that Haywards Heath Harriers has recently been re-accredited with the England Athletics Club Accreditation Award – Clubmark.  I have been advised that we are the first club in the South East to gain re-accreditation twice. Which is a great endorsement that we are all thrilled and very proud about.”


She adds,” This signifies the club is committed to being a safe, effective and member-friendly club. To gain this award, the club had to put together a very detailed portfolio of procedures and information which is required for verification via a site visit and assessed by England Athletics.  Parents and athletes were also questioned on points mentioned in the documentation to confirm its accuracy.” 


Linda also said,” I would personally like to thank all those members including coaches, parents, volunteers and athletes who have supported me throughout this busy but vital time.”


( PS sorry times are difficult to get for BM due to a system fail hence mix of chip/gun)


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