Grantham Running Club’s Robert McArdle was their sole entrant in this year’s Hatfield 5, This once small, local event has become a major part of the calendar for runners in Hertfordshire and beyond. This event features the Hertfordshire 5 mile Championships.
Although the course have the potential to be fast in the right conditions, flooding and a heavy leaf fall put outstanding times beyond the reach of the competitors. Hampered by a narrow start Robert was never able to make up the time lost and was pleased to finish in 37:27 which is over two minutes inside the age standard for this distance.
The race was won by Mohammed ELBAYAN in 25:59 with first lady Gemma KERSEY coming home in 27:12.