Welcome return to action for Harrison

Sue Harrison made a welcome return to racing after a three-month injury lay-off at the Corby 5 mile road race.

Harrison, who was forced to pull out of the World 100k Championships, with a torn calf muscle, was joined at the fourth race of East Midlands Grand Prix series by Leamington C&AC team-mate Dave Potter.

And, it was Potter who took the club honours, coming 44th overall in 31min 47sec to claim first in the M55 age group.

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Harrison was just eight seconds behind him, finishing third female and taking the masters’ prize.

It represented the end of a long road back to competitive action for Warwick Sports-backed Harrison, who admitted Corby did not provide an easy re-introduction.

“It was the first time I’d run the course,” said Harrison. “It was incredibly hilly and if I’d have known that beforehand I might have chosen a flatter course for my first race back.

“However, it’s a great relief just to be back racing.

“While I’m still a long way from race fitness, I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

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