Harriers man Philip lands GB plce in Spain

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Mansfield’s Philip Shaw, a member of Mansfield Harriers, has qualified to represent Team GB in the Duathlon World Championships, to be held in Pontevedra Spain on 1st June.

He achieved that by coming third in his age category with an overall time of 1.10.59 for the sprint race 5km run, 15km bike, 2.5km run in the qualifier at Alton Park, Manchester.

The Harriers were represented in all corners of the country last weekend in various events, in which there were some very credible performances, resulting in several PBs.

The two big events in the UK this weekend, in the build-up to this weekend’s Virgin London Marathon, were the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and the Brighton Marathon, along with the very popular Lincoln 10k.

Times in the Manchester Marathon were - Karen Waterhouse 03:33:32, Julian Wood 03:32:58, Brighton Marathon - Rebecca Barson 03:23:18, Lincoln 10k - Neal Baines 0:43:22 (Position 332), Helen Jones 0:46:06 (621st), David Robertson 0:47:24 (803rd).

Mansfield Harriers would like to welcome everyone to try their training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from West Notts College Sports Hall at 6.15pm, for which all abilities are catered for.

Please visit the following link to find out more, and also on how to become a member of Mansfield Harriers. http://www.mansfieldharriers.co.uk/.

Mansfield Runners are looking for new members to join them on Thursdays.

They started two years ago through Mansfield Harriers & AC looking to encourage new and returning runners back to running.

Affiliated to Run England as a local run group, they meet every Thursday evening at 6.20pm in the sports hall of West Notts College for a session lasting approx one hour.

The sessions consist of a warm up/dynamic stretches/core work of hills/intervals/efforts/fartlek/ cool down/ static stretches, designed to support runners of varying speeds and abilities so everyone gets a good work out.

They will run on the roads in the winter and mainly off road in the light evenings.

There is a charge of £2 per person per session unless club membership is taken out.

To find out more look on the Facebook page Mansfield Runners or call/email Maddy on:

07912410057/maddycollinge@gmail.com.