COLCHESTER Harriers' Nathan Filer rewrote the record books after winning the Harwich 24-hour race.

Filer ran a fine race in very hot conditions at the race run from Weeley, clocking 115 miles to beat the existing record by a mile.

He went through 100 miles in 17 hours 56 minutes, before slowing down to pass the record with a couple of hours left.

Filer then stopped, as he was far enough ahead to have that option.

Also running superbly at the event was Harriers' Chris Mamby, who ran an impressive 90 miles.

Despite suffering from illness during the race he was strong enough to carry on, to run his longest distance ever.

The Stour Valley marathon saw past winner Allen Smalls again top the field.

Running in the leading group to halfway, the Harriers runner burst clear over the very tough hilly off road course to win in 3h 18m.

Other Harriers to finish were Keith Marley, Graham Langford, Malcolm Statham, James Waterson, David Hilson, Anita Mussett, Andy Jobling and Lydia Cunningham.

Illness took Richard Flutter out at 18 miles and Chris Panton at 13 miles.

The Kirton evening five-mile road race saw Gavin Scanlon first home for the Harriers in a personal best (PB) time of 29m 19 seconds.

He was followed by Paul Preston (29m 44s), Wayne Cook (30m 14s), Pete West (30m 27s) and Ellie Cumner (34m 59s).

The Maldon promenade evening series continued with another good turnout from Harriers.

Leading runners for the Green Vests were Aiko Henington (18m 43s), Sarah Stradling (19m 02s) and Andrea James (19m 37s).

Danny Millward made it a Harriers double, winning the men's race in 17m 00s with Doug McGillivary runner-up in 17m 10s.

Max Caulfoield was fourth in 18m 02s and Dominik Niciejewski tenth in 18m 43s, followed by Craig Mitchell (18m 52s), Richard Boden (18m 57s) and Richard Flutter (19m 07s).

Aiko Henington was also in excellent form at the Harwich promenade evening 5km race winning in 18m 43s, with Rebecca Cooke third in 19m 57s.

Fastest Harrier men were Simon Ford (19m 33s), Jerry Walder (19m 46s) and Joe Boden (19m 57s).

Ian Haw won the Colchester park run in 18m 14s.

Fergus Crouch was fifth, Andy Raynor eighth and Richard Flutter tenth, while Helen Taczjnski again was first lady in 20m 55s.

The Harwich event was won by Wayne Cook in 18m 29s, while Mersea Park run saw Debbie Cattermole first lady in 22m 19s.

Jerry Walder was third at Great Cornard.