COLCHESTER Harriers' Ramadam Osman left the field in his wake with a golden front-running performance at the Great Bentley five-mile road race.

He clocked a time of 25 minutes 06 seconds, in very warm conditions.

The green vests also took the team prizes in men's and ladies events thanks to Ged McMillan (5th, 27 minutes 31 seconds) and Andy Jobling 14th (28m 47s).

Harriers' Ladies team were Aiko Hennington (third and first vet 45, 30m 29s), Andrea James (fourth, 31m 47s) and Ellie Cumner (35m 04s).

Other Harriers competitors: Ermeaus Aferwerki 28-48, Gavin Scanlon 29-19, Paul Preston 29-21, Alex Sales 29-41,Paul Rodgers 29-46, Keith Marley 30-20, Richard Boden 31-46, Simon Ford 32-21, Adam Gerrish 33-21, Malcolm Statham 34-48, Keiron Callaghan, Simon Miller.

Andy Jobling finished a fine second in the North Downs Marathon in searing heat, working his way through the field Jobling nearly pulled off a famous victory.

New signing Jason Gunn clocked 17m 21s to win the Colchester Castle park run with Ged McMillan (17m 54s) and Ian Haw (18m 21s) completing the top three.

The Maldon park run saw a double victory for Harriers thanks to Wayne Cook (18m 14s) and Heidi Steele (21m 23s).

It was a repeat performance at the Mersea park run with Richard Heath (17m 49s) and Cheryl Appleby (23m 34s) the winning pair.

Richard Flutter strode to victory in the tour of Terling 8 mile event, while second claim runner Angus Holford had a great 3,000m steeplechase after running in the British League track meeting in London and clocking 10m 10s.