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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

DateNameDistanceVenue
31-10-21Wix 55 MilesWix Village Hall
07-11-21Springfield XC5 miles Writtle College
07-11-21Roding Valley Half Marathon13.1 miles Ashton Playing Fields
14-11-21Stowmarket Striders Scenic 77 MilesMid Suffolk Leisure Centre IP1
14-11-21Stebbing 10 mile 10 milesStebbing Primary School

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
26-10-21Round the Block at 6.30 and 8pm A chance to work at your own pace for those recovering from the Winter Handicap and/or preparing for Wix 5.

Event reports

Date16-10-21
EventAll Races
ReportIt was a busy weekend of racing with various local options available. Jo Maasz chose to travel to Cambridge for a half marathon there. It was her second half marathon this month and her second personal best. She recorded a time of 1 hour 52 minutes 57 seconds which was 5 seconds quicker than her time at Chelmsford two weeks ago. Meanwhile at Chelmsford this week there was a marathon taking place. Stephen Peck finished 7th out of the 536 runners who completed the 26.2-mile distance and was 3rd in the MV40 age category. His time of 2h 43m 57s was a new club record for his age and would surely have been even quicker had he not had some trouble with cramp during the race. Completing his first marathon for the club was Tom Hancock. He was 4th in the MV50 group and his splendid time of 3h 6m 31s was faster than he had been expecting. Harwich’s third runner on the day was Nick Lawrie who would surely have run much faster than his eventual time of 3h 55m 59s but for an injury developed just after halfway. A little closer by, three Harwich Runners members took on the Capel 5 mile near Ipswich. Niall Burke has hit some form, finishing here in 36m 58s which was a personal best for him by 7 seconds. Jeff Higgon remains consistent with a good time of 41m 51s, placing him 4th in his age group (MV60) and Miranda Rayner also ran well in 55m 23s. A little further afield, Sally Gillam completed a 10km championship course in France and was pleased with both the favourable conditions and her performance, clocking a strong 52m 05s to place 3rd in the FV55 age category. Harwich Runners were also in action at the Saturday Harwich Parkrun. Karen Stapleton was second lady finisher in a new Personal Best, (PB), time of 21m 28s. There was also new course PB’s for Neil McCrea, 27m 48s and Bethany Godfrey, 28m 41s, an improvement of 1m 11s on her previous best. The first male finisher for the club was, Mark Higgs in fifth place, (20m 33s), closely followed by Simon Day in sixth place, (20m 55s). Of the 122 finishers on Saturday 48 were club members.

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