HARWICH Runners were well represented at the Tiptree ten-mile race on Sunday.

Beautiful conditions lent themselves to some terrific times being achieved.

Finishing sixth overall and second in the MV40 age group was Stephen Peck. Two weeks after a terrific one hour, 18 minute time at the Great East half-marathon, Peck continued his superb form by becoming only the third club member in the last five years to go inside one hour for this distance, clocking an incredible 58 minutes 15 seconds.

Also placing second in their age group was Claudine Tisbury.

Finishing in an excellent 72m 24s, Tisbury was agonisingly only two seconds behind the lady who pipped her to the FV55 crown.

Ann Piercy ran her best time for the distance since 2013 and Will Roxby-Clarke since 2014.

There was a personal best time set by Justin Cooper-Keeble, who improved by four minutes to 74m 30s.

A number of runners were making their debut over this distance in a Harwich vest.

Simon Day ran a strong 63m 57 and there was an impressive time set by Ellie Haynes (80m 50s).

Also running a ten-mile race for the first time were Scott Luckey, Niall Burke and Sarah Roxby-Clarke.

In a large field of 419 runners, there were also strong runs for Robin Brookes, Kevin Fitchett, Dennis Warner and Claire Bransby.

With most of the attention on Tiptree, two runners headed for Martlesham to tackle the flat 5k race.

Nicola Flatt improved her best time by eight seconds to 23m 24s and Steve Cooper ran his quickest time for the distance since 2013.

Cooper clocked 17m 28s, which placed him third overall.

Elsewhere, Peter Fraser-Hopewell completed the Oxford half-marathon in 1h 55m.

Also last week, Harwich Runners were fortunate enough to be invited to send a team to an event held by Ipswich Jaffa to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Six members of the club took part in a 40-lap relay race on the track at Northgate.

Supported by lap counters Peter Gooding and Roly Knott, the runners opted for a rotating single-lap strategy.

Simon Harrison, Ben Hammond, Kate Hodgkiss, Elspeth Knott, Jez Downs and junior Joseph Hammond were the Harwich representatives on the night.

At the Harwich Parkrun, club members occupied the first and third positions in both the men’s and women’s categories.

The first finisher was Robert Reason in 17m 25s.

It was his first Parkrun since July, his 14th appearance and his 14th win.

Third home was Lee Allen, a regular at the Clacton event.

It was his second visit to Harwich and his second third-finish position, this time in a 53-second PB of 19m 9s.

The first lady finisher was Karen Stapleton, in 22m 47s, and third was Alison Evans, in 24m 45s.

Harwich juniors were also first finishers in their age groups.

The first junior overall and 18th finisher was Michael Knowles, in 21m 57s, closely followed by Jamie Carter, first in the under-ten age group and 26th finisher in 22m 39s.