ON YOUR MARC !!! 16/9/20
ON YOUR MARC……….
It has been an unbelievable week for Richmond & Zetland life member Marc Scott! Saturday 5th September saw Marc compete in the Muller British Athletics Championship in Manchester in the 5000m. Marc went on to take the win and become the British champion with a five second lead in 13:32:98, this stellar performance was a stadium record and the fastest time at the British championships this century!
Saturday 12th September saw Marc compete in the P&O Ferries Antrim Coast Half Marathon, which saw one of the finest International fields ever assembled on the shores of Northern Ireland. This was Marc Scott's debut Half Marathon and he sure did impress, with the eye-catching performance and finished in second place just 12 seconds behind Sir Mo Farah in a time of 60:39, this places him No.3 in the UK all-time rankings. This is an end to a great year for Marc, which has seen him getting faster and faster and is one of Britain's greatest distance runners.
Also running in the Half Marathon was Marc Scott's brother Rob, who finished 29th in a fantastic time of 70:33! Rob was happy to be out racing again against some top class athletes! The Scott brothers certainly have had their Weetabix!
A trio of red vests took part in the North East Project graded 5k on 5thSeptember at Albert Park. The course with great PB potential saw strong running from the Harriers with Carl Jones finishing 3rd in 15:40 (PB), Steve Middleton 17:03 and Ken Harker 6th in 18:13.
The following day saw Ken Harker don the red vest again to take part in the 1500m at the North East Open meeting in Morpeth - a fantastic time of 4:57.
An excellent run from Junior athlete, Joseph Reeve in the 1500m, saw him finish 3rd in 4:29 (PB). On the field Dan Upton had a successful time and threw a seasons best in the Shot Put 12.84m and 37.75m in the Discus.
Away from the roads and track we saw Kimberley Reeve take part in the Burnsall Trail Half Marathon. Kim was happy to be back out racing on the hills on a beautiful course, with views of the river and the Yorkshire Dales with around 500m of ascent! Kim had a splendid run and finished the tough race in 2hr 12mins and placed 3rd female overall.
Further information on the club and training nights can be found on the website www.richmondzetlandharriers.co.uk