Jordan runs away with Langham 10k race
Running: EXPERIENCED long-distance runner Richard Jordan rattled up another victory on the East Anglian stage when winning the Langham 10km road race.Jordan, an Over-40s veteran from Ipswich Jaffa, left his younger rivals trailing in his wake along a fast, flat course.
Running: EXPERIENCED long-distance runner Richard Jordan rattled up another victory on the East Anglian stage when winning the Langham 10km road race.
Jordan, an Over-40s veteran from Ipswich Jaffa, left his younger rivals trailing in his wake along a fast, flat course. He registered a triumphant time of 33min 40sec.
Colchester Harriers AC were well represented. Tom Cudmore led the green vests home with 34.03 in second spot, while there were also top ten places for Mark Gamble-Thompson (fifth), Steve Langley (sixth) and race-walking specialist Daniel King (eighth).
Graeme Knott, who had such a successful summer on the roads, especially in the Friday Night Five Series, was a fine fourth at Langham. Knott, of Harwich Runners, clocked 34.49.
Race winner Jordan said: "I took it relatively easy in the first half of the race, when I was
running with Graeme Knott and one of the Colchester lads, but I went for it in the second half.
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"I've run a minute faster on that course, a few years ago, and have a personal best of just over 32 minutes, but I haven't been running all that well over the last couple of years.
"It's a good, flat course, although it was a little windy. I feel that I'm beginning to get back into form, even though I'm not getting any younger," added Jordan, who has recently joined the over-45 age category.
Jordan, who holds the Jaffa club record for the marathon, has no immediate plans for another 26.2-miler, although he is planning to run the Felixstowe half-marathon next month.
Unaffiliated athlete Sara Davenport recorded a swift 38.57 on her way to the ladies' title at Langham. Davenport was an impressive 15th overall. More than 150 runners completed the course.