COLCHESTER Harriers' Clive Thomas ran a superb race to triumph in the over-55 category at the Tarpley 20-mile road race.

Thomas clocked an excellent time of two hours 12 minutes 34 seconds at the hilly race, staged near Bury St Edmunds. Steph Horner ran a personal best (PB) time of 2h 39m 12s, even though it was supposed to be a training run for the spring marathon season.

Tom Cresswell clocked 2h 12m, Richard Flutter (2h 18m) knocked three minutes off his PB and Richard Millward ran 2h 32m.

In the ten-mile event, Colin Ridley was first in the veteran-55 section in 59 minutes.

Richard Boden ran 64 minutes and Keiron Callaghan knocked two minutes off his PB in 85 minutes, although he was ill on the course.

At the Olympic Park Velopark, Debbie Cattermole won the 5km in 21m 16s.

He was tenth overall in the race, while Richard Flutter was overall fourth in the 10km and first veteran over 50 in 39m 20s.

The park runs saw good results for the Green Vests.

Jon Nears won the Harwich Park Run in 18m 36s, with Pete West fourth in a time of 19m 34s.

Wayne Cook was runner-up at Great Cornard in 18m 52s, with Drew Olley fourth in a time of 19m 16s.

Harriers' Olympic race walker Dominic King walked the Clacton event in windy conditions in 23m 01s.

At Mersea Island, it was a one-two-three for the Harriers' ladies.

Sarah Stradling (19m 16s), Helen Taczynski (21m 01s) and Ffion Harris (21m 34s) all performed well.

Paul Rodgers was runner-up in the men's race, with David Wright (19m 56s) in fifth and Craig Mitchell (19m 58s) sixth.

At the Castle Park Run, a total of 370 runners attacked the hilly course.

Youngster Fergus Crouch was overall winner in 18m 13s, while Milly Presland made it a Harriers double with victory in a PB of 19m 47s to finish eighth overall.

Alex Sales was runner-up in 18m 38s and Allen Smalls finished third in 18m 40s.

Becky Cooke was second lady (19m 55s) and Andrea James finished fourth in 20m 26s.