Haywards Heath Harriers’ Izzy celebrates after defnding title

Izzy and Phil

Izzy and Phil

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Izzy Coomber had plenty of reason to celebrate over the bank holiday weekend after successfully defending her Newick Will Page 10K title on Sunday.

Coomber knocked almost 90 seconds of last year’s time to win the women’s race in 39:47. Meanwhile Phil Hardaway showed he has made a full recovery from injury claiming second overall, and first senior man, dipping under 36 minutes for the challenging course.

A delighted Coomber said: “I was really pleased to win again. It was my first ever 10k in 2013, so it’s great to see how I’ve improved in a year.”

Hardaway said: “I didn’t think I’d run this well, but I went off hard and just tried to stick with the AA van that was leading the race. It’s a tough, hilly course, but it’s beautiful. It’s so good to be back.”

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