THERE was another good turnout of Tiptree Road Runners for the second 53-12 Cross-Country League race at Harwich.

A strong field, running on a new course in relatively dry conditions, made for a fast race.

Tiptree's ladies' team again led the way as they overcame Harwich by two points to claim victory in Pool B.

Danielle Harrington was first home, following up on her impressive finish of the previous week to break into the top ten and claim ninth position.

Vicky Knight was not far behind, finishing 13th, and Tracy Harrington also ran strongly to complete the scoring team by finishing 18th on her season debut. Morven Hurding, Lorraine Mills and Olivia Collison all made promising cross-country debuts as they finished 39th, 41st and 57th respectively, with Rachel Jackson coming home in 59th.

Tracy Russell was 68th, closely followed by Tina Clarke, Zoe Gould, Kelly Rogers and Sue Archer in positions 70 to 73.

Pat Rhodes finished 83rd and Anita Leaver 96th.

The men finished third in Pool B behind Harwich and Halstead.

Andy Conway carried over his good form on the roads as he finished 34th - his highest-ever 53-12 finish.

Aaron Graves put in another strong showing to come in 41st and Paul Dellar was third scorer in 61st.

Gavin Laws overcame a sore ankle to finish 86th and Pete Banks showed a big improvement to finish 99th, with Mark Lawes in 131st completing the scoring team.

Jon Yorston was 142nd, birthday boy Iain Rhodes 151st, Rich Garrett 168th and Ben Clover 169th.

Then came veteran Rob Hadgraft in 196th, Paul Gregory in 199th, Jeff Fairfull 203rd, John McVelia 206th and Bob Sees 207th.

Overall, Tiptree lie in second place in Pool B with the next event at Colchester's Abbey Fields on November 26.

Four Tiptree runners were among the 600 or so runners to complete the Billericay 10K with Stuart Peace coming home first for the club in 48m 8s.

The fast-improving Chris Harding crossed the line in a new personal best (PB) of 55m 28s and there were also PBs for Alison Peace (56m 17s) and Lindsey Visagie (56m 25s).

In another 10K race at Beckley, Tim Ford ran 48m 22s to post a PB and finish third MV 55.

In trail running, Julian Holder ran 2h 23m 12s to finish 11th at the Top Day Event's 14.5-mile trail race from Elmstead Market.

Stacy Hember clocked 2h 43m 13s and Julia Bawden came home in 2h 43m 32s.

Finally, in Parkrun action, Andy Conway was first home for the club at Maldon, running 19m 21s to finish in fourth position.

Aaron Graves ran 20m 9s (seventh), finishing just ahead of Gavin Laws in 20m 17s (eighth).

Next came Richard Garrett who posted a PB of 23m 52s - the same time as Vicky Knight, with Lorraine Baker running 25m 49s and Phil Kinsman 26m 1s.

Paul Gregory shaved a few seconds off his PB, finishing in 26m 22s, and Paul Graves, making his club debut, ran 26m 58s.

Stacy Hember finished in 27m 3s, Robyn Harding 27m 20s, Alison Vincent 27m 24s, Luke Archer 27m 28s and Tina Clarke 28m 56s.

Anthony Knight ran 29m 12s, Caroline Hare 30m 26s, Sharon Hardwicke 31m 28s with Mandy Graves posting an F55 club record of 31m 29s on her debut run.

John McVelia clocked 31m 56s, Anita Leaver 32m 11s and Gary Perryman, on guide running duties, ran 37m 53s.

Tim Ford ran 26m 32s at Reigate Priory and Rachel Jackson finished Mersea Island in 26m 54s.

Jackie and Steve Robinson were in Poland, finishing the Jablonna Parkrun in 27m 42s.

However, the Parkrun Tourist of the Week award goes to Kevin Bunton, who ran 22m 22s at Rockingham, just south of Perth in Western Australia.