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Upcoming events

10-12-23Bentley Cross Country Race5 milesColchester
17-12-23Club Winter 5 mile Handicap race5 milesHarwich
07-01-24Bentley vs Harwich 10 mile10 miles
21-01-24Harwich Cross Country Race5 milesWix. STC
18-02-24Hadleigh Cross Country Race5 milesHadleigh

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
12-12-23Distance reps . Figure of eight beryl road . Coach Steve Manley

Event reports

EventEssex Vets XC Championship
ReportAt the weekend, Harwich Runners competed in the Essex County Vets cross-country championships held at Writtle University. The club was represented in the V50 and V60 Team categories, as well as individuals in the V70 category. It was a very successful day for the club, taking home eleven Essex County medals. The V60 Mens team claimed Bronze county medals, led across the line first by Tim Brand. William Haining was second home closely followed by Kim Pretty half a minute later. Scoring was completed for the four-man team by Phil Sanderson. Although competing in the V60 team, William Haining, finished in second place in the V65 category, individual results, claiming the Essex County Silver medal. Jeff Higgon ran solo for Harwich Runners in the V70 age category and finished with a third podium place and a Bronze medal for his efforts. An individual Silver medal for the female V70 category was also brought away by Harwich Runners, this time by Elspeth Knott. Elspeths run also counted towards the female team score for the V60 Team category, who between them, were honoured with Gold county medals. The first Harwich Runner home in this Team category was Alison Evans, who also gained an individual Silver medal for her 2nd place finisher out of all V60 female runners competing. The third finisher for Harwich after Elspeth was Christina Pretty, and the fourth and final scorer was Ann Piercy. In the V50 mens category, a team from Harwich finished 7th out of 11 teams. Mark Lloyd came in 10th in this category, with supporting runs in the team from Robin Brookes, Charlie McCarthy, and Richard Newman. Temperatures stayed at a low 0 / -1 degrees C on this misty morning but at least the ground was quite frozen giving some relief from what was previously a muddy course earlier in the cross-country season.