Unstoppable Haywards Heath Harrier Kim takes another victory

Kim Lo took another victory this weekend in the River Thames Spring Half Marathon
Kim Lo took another victory this weekend in the River Thames Spring Half Marathon

Haywards Heath Harrier Kim Lo took another victory this weekend in the River Thames Spring Half Marathon, a flat, fast and scenic race starting and finishing in Walton-on-Thames.

Lo was first lady by almost two minutes, in her best time for this distance of 1:27.27 picking up silverware and prizes for her efforts.

Lo was delighted with the win: ‘It was a lovely flat route along the river but the tow path was quite unforgiving on the feet. I was really pleased to take the lead at the six mile mark and finish strongly with a personal best’.

Lo’s victory is further evidence of her ever improving form and the strength of the club outside of the county. Amanda Soper had a terrific race to finish 17th amongst the ladies with her time of 1:42:28. Phil Payne had another great run with a 17th place finish overall in 1:24.54.

The Harriers continue to seek races in preparation for forthcoming marathons. In wet and cold conditions, Carl Bicknell had a great performance to finish the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, at the iconic motor racing circuit, in 1:36.59. Andy Bloxam finished in a stunning fifth position in the Kingston 20 mile race in 2:09.24.

At the Clair parkrun, Harrier Andy Guy, who was trailing by 50 metres coming into the last lap, overcame the deficit, taking victory in a personal best time of 18:34. Kat Barrett was second lady with her best of 21:40 and junior Tom Spensley clocked his best in 22:18 for this hilly circuit. It was a good weekend all round for Kim Lo who, along with Mags Lazell, raised almost £300 for charity Meningitis Now at the event by selling cakes and bacon sandwiches.

Lo’s victory is further evidence of her ever improving form and the strength of the club outside of the county