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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

23-07-19Summer Handicap Race5 milesLawford
30-07-19Harwich 5k Series 55kHarwich Rugby Club
11-08-19The Great Yarmouth Half Marathon13.1 MilesOrmiston Venture Academy, NR31
15-09-19Felixstowe Coastal 10 mile10 MilesFelixstowe Leisure Centre, IP1
22-09-19Simplyhealth Great East Run13.1 MilesIpswich Town Football Club

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
23-07-196.30 No Meeting this week. 8.00 Summer Handicap at Lawford Coach Peter

Event reports

EventHarwich 5k Series 4
ReportThe fourth race in the Harwich 5km series took place on the promenade last week. With runners trying to beat a carefully calculated predicted time, 69 of the 167 finishers managed to succeed with that target. With the overall winner being the runner who beat their predicted time by the biggest margin rewarding improvement, the winner this time was Sharon Cox. Second place went to newcomer Jay Rusecki with Harwich’s Tracey George in 3rd. 77 of the finishers were from local club Harwich Runners and, despite conditions being maybe not quite as favourable as the previous races in the series, it was good to see a healthy number of personal best times being recorded. Trevor Lewis improved by 6 seconds to 21 minutes 1 second, Nicola Challis knocked off another 14 seconds to post 22m 22s and young Harry Pitham continues to show improvement having improved a full minute from the first race to now boast a personal best of 19m 19s. Others leaving with new best times included Steve Manley (23m 43s), his third in three races, Mike Isted (25m 5s) , Karl Leach (24m 18s) and Christina Pretty (28m 36s). Some of the newer members of the club continue to progress with gains made by Tanya Cane (28m 19s), Louise Brundle (28m 34s), Martha Spooner (40m 26s), Jennifer Griffiths (32m 4s) and Alison Evans (27m 28s). Deborah Smith got her third best time in a row, as did Vhaire Stewart whilst Kathy Barfield has impressively reduced her time from 29m 9s to 28m 11s over the four races. Fastest runner on the night was Harwich’s Rob Reason who zipped round the course in a decent 16m 32s. Fastest lady was Heidi Steele of Colchester Harriers who posted 18m 36s. There were a few impressive season best times produced too. Among them a return to form for Jason Meachen (18m 50s) , Katie Holmes (24m 54s), Claire Bransby (24m 1s) and, tantalisingly close to his previous best, Robin Brookes managed 18m 9s. In the accompanying Junior run where the youngsters had to try and beat their predicted times over a 1 mile off road course, there was victory for Max Stapleton whose time of 7m 18s proved decisive. Second was Jack Manley with Eryn Lewis in third. Dalia Jaballah was the fastest girl in 7m 29s whilst the fastest overall time of any of the 27 competitors was by Peter Hughes with an impressive 6m 44s. The final race in the series takes place on Tuesday 30th July.

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