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Whats going on...

Well further to comments at the AGM I'm having a play to try and make this page more of a current news "what's going on" for Harwich Runners. So far I've added a Twitter feed & facebook is sitting in the background. A short version of the events calendar is on its way....

Upcoming events

25-03-18Colchester Half Marathon13.1 milesWeston Homes Community Stadium
30-03-18Sudbury fun run5 miles
08-04-18Bromley 10k10kLittle Bromley Church
08-04-18Bungay 10k / 13.1 miles / m
08-04-18Indoor triathlonThe gym, Chelmsford

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
27-03-18Hill reps on decreasing distances 8pm coach Jonathan

Event reports

Event53-12 XC Halstead
ReportThe final race in the current 53-12 cross country season was the rearranged fixture at Halstead. It still turned out to be the wettest and muddiest race of the series with runners wading knee deep at times. Having won the previous 5 races in Pool B to secure promotion back to Pool A before this final race, the pressure was off but Harwich wanted to sign off in style. Depleted numbers on Mother’s Day saw the lowest overall attendance of the series and just 20 senior runners from Harwich made the journey. The ladies won their pool with ease with the three scoring ladies all placed within the first 15 finishers. Kate Hodgkiss was the first black and white vest home in 6th followed by Claudine Benstead in 12th and Madeline Lewis in 15th. Hodgkiss placed inside the top 10 in all 6 races this season and, along with Nicola Flatt, was the only lady to complete all 6 races. In the Men’s race, it was terrific to see three runners finish inside the first seven places. Steve Cooper has had a wonderful series with each of his five races seeing a top five placing, he was 4th at Halstead, one place ahead of Graeme Knott. Stephen Peck also placed extremely well in 7th. With 6 to score though Harwich had to wait until position 112 for their final total. Dennis Warner was one of 4 men to complete all 6 races and he scored for the team, as did Richard Newman and Simon Garner. The other men to run all races this season were Francis Mills, Julian Cordwell and Edward McCreadie. The Men finished 3rd in their group but the combined score lifted the team into second on the day behind host club Halstead. Harwich finished the series top of Pool B by a clear 7 points and they will again compete in Pool A when the series resumes in late 2018. A total of 64 runners (46 men and 18 ladies) contributed to the promotion effort this year. In the corresponding Junior race, Michael Knowles has had a good series and once again was the highest placed Harwich runner in 17th overall. There was success in the MU11 group with Samuel Barstow being the highest placed representative of School Year 5 and Jamie Carter rounded off a terrific series as the best placed Year 4 boy. Daisy Ward was 4th in the FU13 group and best Year 7 runner, In the FU11 category there were 5 runners from Harwich with Jemima Garner best placed among them.

Whats happened to the old running man, well he's still going but now hidden away here