Hollywood star among Essendon Country Club charity running event field

PUBLISHED: 16:40 24 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:40 24 January 2017

Hertfordshire resident Simon Pegg took part in a Essendon Country Club running event at the weekend

Hertfordshire resident Simon Pegg took part in a Essendon Country Club running event at the weekend


Actor, and Hertfordshire resident, Simon Pegg was among the competitors for the Essendon Country Club 5K and 10K charity event, which also saw several Garden City Runners present.

Competing on the new two-lap route for Isabel Hospice, Helen Paine crossed the line in 54 minutes 15 seconds.

Tom Rogers was next in 57:05 followed by Mari McEleney in 58:20.

Jerry Gilbert also sneaked in under the hour in 59:57, Debbie Morris was next home in 1:01:04, Melanie King ran 1:04:07 and the McCallums, Jacqui and Fraser, finished in 1:06:58.

Isabel Hospice raised £19,000 which was presented at the start of the race.

Neil Hume led Garden City Runners home at St Albans Striders’ annual 10-mile race.

Thirty-four GCRs took part in the event, with Hume finishing in seventh place overall and first MV40 in a chip time of 58:42

Chris Jones crossed the line in fifth in the same category in a time of 1:01.

Other results: Paul Davis 1:01:35; Peter Harvey 1:01:28; Paul Guy 1:02:02; Rob Casserley 1:02:14; Chris Eland 1:03:46;

Martha Hall 1:05:15 (fourth lady overall); Russell Casey 1:06; Thomas Wackett 1:09:22; Alan Routledge 1:11:40; Chris Harbron 1:13:15; Veronica Shadbolt 1:13:43; Patrick Bird 1:14:32; Rachel Hickey 1:17:05; Rob Dilley 1:17:29. Rebecca Barden 1:18:12; Jing Liang 1:20:55; Bethan Mose 1:21:51; Helen Meigh 1:23:32; Anna Henson 1:25:01; Andy Shadbolt 1:30:25; Alex Yates 1:31:22; Carol Reid 1:30:36; Wayne Aylott 1:33:02; Louise Beale 1:34:41; Ann Hayden 1:35:11; Shena Lancaster 1:35:59; Elaine Giles 1:41:11; Kath Evans 1:46:36; Sandra Wise 1:49:12; Mick Wise 1:49:12; Emma Dempster 1:56:41.

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