COLCHESTER Harriers had a good turnout at the Chelmsford 10km event.

Debbie Cattermole was their star, striding to yet another victory in 44 minutes and two seconds.

Colin Ridley, recovering from his recent hernia operation, still managed second over-50 for the men in 37m 14s.

James Wright was the first Harrier home, clocking a very good 35m 29s, while Jon Nears managed 37m 30s, Andy Lovelock 37m 59s, Paul Preston 38m 33s, Richard Flutter 38m 45s and Ian Rattray 43m 2s.

Allen Smalls had another superb mountain race, finishing fourth in the 48-mile Brecon Beacons Ultra Trail.

Smalls ran consistently over difficult terrain to finish in seven hours and two minutes, covering 6,000m of climb.

Chris Manby completed the Brecon Trail marathon.

Despite suffering from fatigue at halfway, he stuck to the task and completed the marathon in good time.

In the Eastern Cross-Country Championships at Chantry Park, in Ipswich, Paul Spowage took the gold medal in the over-50 race after a sprint finish.

Nat Filer won senior bronze with a very fine run over the 12km course.

Danny Millward won silver in the under-17 men, with Milly Presland securing a bronze in the under-15 girls.

David Wright took silver in the over-60 race, while in the under-20 men Dominic Nicejewski and Joe Boden were in the first six home.

Also running very well for the senior men were Pat Marsh, Charlie Holihan, Simon Morgan, Gavin Scanlon and Mikey Smith.

Jerry Walder ran a personal best 1h 7m 19s over a very tough Hadleigh ten-mile road race course, while Keiron Callaghan clocked 39m 49s in the five-mile event.

Charlie Walder won the under-16 prize in the 2km.

At the Brighton 10km, Helen Taczynski went through the line in 40m 59s, with Andy Taczynski finishing in 42m.

The round-up of Parkruns saw Wayne Cook win Felixstowe in breezy conditions in 18m 30s.

At Colchester Castle, Ramadam Osman took the race easily but still won in 17m 25s, with team-mate Jason Gunn runner-up in 17m 35s.

Then came Fergus Crouch, who was fourth in 18m 22s.

Victor Steinward was fifth in 18m 25s (PB), Jay Waite seventh in 19m 2s (PB), Alex Sales tenth in 19m 30s and John Fryer 15th in 19m 41s, while Andrea James was runner-up for the ladies in 20m 3s.

Alexandria Hennesy was fourth in 21m 42s (PB) and Jordi Moat fifth in 21m 53s.

At Mersea's Cudmore Grove, Ned Messer was fifth in 20m 58s, while further afield Rachel Richardson-Wright clocked 31m 50s at the Kettering Park event.

Malcolm Statham ran the Gosfield off-road marathon in 4h 10m and was joint second.