COLCHESTER Harriers' Jordan Rowe run a cracking race in the Armagh International five kilometre event, in Ireland.

Rowe clocked 14 minutes 48 seconds and was 71st overall, with the race won in 13m 59s and 21 other men running 14m 20s or below.

Rowe likes running top quality races and this was no exception, with the event run at an extremely high standard.

Harriers' cross country team travelled to Suffolk to run in the very tough Hadleigh 53-12 League fixture.

The Green Vests finished second overall thanks to a strong performance by the ladies who were second, with the men fourth.

This means Harriers will finish league runners-up regardless of the result in their last fixture at Gosfield on Sunday, March 11.

The ladies were led by Andrea James who had her best-ever run, in fourth spot.

Other Harriers finishers, women: Debbie Cattermole 11, Ffion Harris 12, Jo Marks 21, Jenny Richardson 30, Louise Yates 53, Rachel Rodgers 74.

Men: Richard Heath 11, John Fryer 15, Andy Jobling 41, Tim Ballard 49, Paul Rodgers 50, Russell Goodridge 51, Dan Marks 55, Jerry Walder 62, Jon Nears 65, Craig Mitchell 68, David Wright 71, Richard Flutter 94, James Waterson 115, Martyn Claydon 120, Pat Marsh 137.

The Junior 53-12 race saw Harriers finish third, with Alex Williamson leading the charge in fifth place.

The impressive Milly Presland was sixth overall and first girl.

Other Harriers finishers: 12 Theo Gardiner, 20 Charlie Parmenter, 23 Madeline Claydon, 28 Harrison Leek, 44 Grace Gardiner, 62 Emily Harrison, 69 Amber Fisher, 77 Emily McGill, 78 Alison Begg, 85 Daisy Bullamore, 88 Holly Whymark, 91 Ruine Taylor.

The latest Park Run events saw Debbie Cattermole finish first at Mersea in 21m 17s, a new age category record.

Helen Taczynski won the Colchester Castle event, in 20m 55s.

Harriers men's finishers: Jon Nears 6, Peter West 7, Andy Raynor 8, Allen Smalls 9, Alexandra Williamson 10.