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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

05-05-19High Easter10kHigh Easter Village Hall, CM1
07-05-19Harwich 5k Series 15kHarwich Rugby Club
19-05-19Baddow 1010 milesRecreation Ground, CM2 9RL
25-05-19Framlingham Team Duathlon
26-05-19Mayflower XC run/walk13.1 milesHarwich to Manningtree

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
23-04-196.30 Intervals 8.00 Sprints Coach Richard

Event reports

EventBromley 10k
ReportLast weekend saw the fourth staging of the popular 10km race at Little Bromley. Hosted by Harwich Runners this year saw a bumper field of 539 finishers all keen to test out the fast flat route around the country lanes. 67 of those finishers were from Harwich and among them some fabulous performances including four new club records and numerous Personal Bests (PBs). Approaching the London Marathon next week, Stephen Peck is in the form of his life. He was the first Harwich runner to cross the finish line here, placing 5th overall. Peck’s time of 33 minutes 20 seconds bettered his own MV40 club record by 34 seconds. Another looking good for London is Robin Brookes and he too recorded both a PB and a club record in the MV50 category with a time of 36m 44s, beating a record set in 1996. There were two ladies recording club records too. Claudine Benstead demolished her previous record from last year in the FV55 group, finishing in a stunning 40m 37s this time round. Also coming away with a PB and club record was Madeline Lewis who lowered her best time to 41m 54s to take the FV40 club record that had stood since 1992. One of the biggest PBs was recorded by another London Marathon hopeful with Simon Day improving by a huge 90 seconds to finish in 35m 40s. Matthew Friend improved by a minute on his best to 37m 39s whilst young Archie Barrington ran 38m 57s, his first effort under 40 minutes as he continues to improve. Two runners who had completed the Manchester Marathon the week before also ran again and both recorded PBs in the wonderful race conditions. Valentina Burley improved by over two minutes to 51m 21s whilst Jez Downs shaved over 3 minutes off his previous best finishing in 48m 36s. There were also new PBs for Mark Higgs (41m 37s), Sarah Roxby-Clarke (56m 27s) and Victoria McCrea (47m 17s). Also running faster than ever before for this distance were Hannah Jarvis, Helen Benham and Ian Bolton. Ellie Burke improved by over 3 minutes to 45m 35s, Christina Pretty knocked a similar amount off to post 56m 12s and Karen Barker shaved over 4 minutes off her time to record 74m 11s. There were PBs all over the place with Alan Gardner, Kim Pretty, Kevin Fitchett and Anne Herbert, who was also 3rd in her FV60 category, all running faster than any previous efforts. Rob Reason finished in 6th place, just behind club mate Peck in a time of 33m 36s and looks in good shape for another run in London next week. Steve Cooper also ran well posting 34m 44s to finish 1st in the MV45 category. Elspeth Knott was second in the FV65 group, Tony Anderson 5th in the MV70 category and Amos Seddon was the only runner, and therefore winner, in the MV75 group. Debuts over this distance for Harwich included Zoe Orr, Trevor Lewis, Gina Jaballah, Jon and Fran Battram and Muriel Lovering. Elsewhere, two members of Harwich Runners were among those completing the Brighton Marathon. Gavin Race will be happy to have finished inside the 3 hour mark, recording 2 hours 59m 11s. Emma MacKillop was running her first marathon and did really well to post 4h 37m 45s. Mike Ball tackled the Frinton half marathon and managed 1h 42m, 3 minutes quicker than at Colchester in March.

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