IT WAS ANOTHER week of disrupted competitions for Richmond and Zetland Harriers’ athletes with the local and final cross country of the season at Croft going the same way as the Richmond one in being cancelled this week due to Storm Jorge.

However, this didn’t stop this group of athletes with a few races that did go ahead and also the normal Saturday parkruns.

Tom O’Mahoney had another barnstorming run to take second place at the Run, Eat, Sleep 5km at South Shields.

John Gray crossed the line as the first finisher at Northallerton parkrun (19:17). Over at Catterick parkrun Rob Scott was the first finisher (16:26), Anthony Jefford in eighth (19:19), Becca Smith was 11th and the first lady (20:27), Nicola Simpson was 25th and the second lady (21:12) and Elly Robertson (25:59).

Kevin Bind was 23rd at Darlington parkrun (20:21). It was Steve Sadler’s last parkrun of his four this week in his Australian tour and he didn’t disappoint, taking third (20:53) at Phillip Island parkrun.

At the Darlington junior parkrun Matilda Ellis flew round to finish as the first girl (08:09).

Another Richmond old boy continues to shine stateside and smash records for fun. Marc Scott raced in Boston and not only broke the British indoor 5,000 metres record previously held by Mo Farah, but took the European record at the same time.

Marc managed to take 0.29 of a second of the previous mark to set the new record at 13 minutes 8.87 seconds at an invitational event. This time also sees Marc attain the qualifying standard for the Tokyo Olympic Games later this year.

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