COLCHESTER Harriers' Becky Cooke became the Green Vests' first-ever female senior road Grand Prix of Essex winner.

She achieved the accolade after finishing sixth in the final ten-mile event at Stebbing.

Cooke has run well throughout the series, which started in March with the Essex 20 and also included the very tough Halstead marathon.

Keith Marley ran a good race at Stebbing, finishing in 62 minutes, with Simon Morgan clocking 70m in one of his first runs as an over-50.

Angus Holford was third overall and pleased to take the individual bronze medal.

Malcolm Statham clocked 76m.

At the Colchester Castle Parkrun, Ramadam Osman was first in a field of 360 in 17m 6s, with Dominic King running his first-ever Parkrun in third position in 17m 59s.

Jon Nears was fourth, Andy Raynor fifth, Fergus Crouch eighth and Alex Sales ninth.

Kevin Higgens, in 11th, ran a personal best 19m 36s, while Milly Presland roared to victory in a record time for her of 20m 26s.

New signing Edward Mitchell was the winner at the Mersea Parkrun in 17m 41s, with Paul Rodgers runner up in 19m 7s.

Russell Goodridge was fifth in 20m 7s.