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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
26-12-19Boxing Day 55 milesWitham Rugby Club
07-01-20Couch to 5k meet and greetnoneHarwich Rugby Club
12-01-20Ellison Solicitors XC Leagueaprox 5 miles & 1 - Writtle
14-01-20Couch to 5k 1st training sessionHarwich Rugby Club
19-01-20Benfleet 1515 milesHadleigh Country Park, Chapel

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
17-12-196.30 1 km reps 8.00 Group festive fartlek with a Christmas quiz.Coach Becky

Event reports

Date08-12-19
EventBentley 10 Mile Inter-club
ReportLast weekend Harwich Runners travelled to Great Bromley to take on neighbouring club Great Bentley in the now annual 10 mile challenge race. Harwich had 32 finishers with Great Bentley having 41 finishers. The extra numbers for the host club proved crucial in the overall points count with Bentley prevailing to win the challenge. The first two runners home were both from the visiting Harwich club with Stephen Peck crossing the line first in a time of 58 minutes 42 seconds. Peck is really returning to form now after some injury worries earlier in the year. Next to finish was Graeme Knott who just missed out on a sub 1 hour time by 36 seconds. Jason Meachen won a hard fought duel to take 4th in 63m 52s followed by good performances from Simon Harrison (6th in 64m 29s) and Robin Brookes (7th in 66m 51s) placing them in the top 10 finishers in the field of 73 finishers. There were several runners making their debut over this distance in a black and white vest. Chris Payne finished in 70m 18 whilst young Harry Pitham again showed his potential with a fine showing of 71m 4s. Matthew Pumfrey, Steve Manley, Valentina Burley, Alison Evans and Jodi Thomas were also competing in a 10 mile race for the first time. Conditions were windy which didn’t help the runners in a couple of exposed areas of the course. Nevertheless a number of runners did manage to complete the distance faster than ever before. Current runner of the month Francis Mills completed the course in 71m 14s whilst Trevor Lewis was almost a minute quicker than at Hadleigh last month. Claire Bransby, Ian Bolton, Muriel Lovering and Anne Herbert all recorded their quickest ever times whilst the biggest improvement was by Jez Downs who knocked over 5 minutes off his previous best to record 84m 57s. Other notable performances were by Richard Newman who managed 66m 2s in his first 10 mile race since 2014. Will Roxby-Clarke was 36 seconds quicker than he had managed here last year. Fastest lady on the day was Emily Zethraeus of Bentley who managed 71m 39s whilst Karen Stapleton was the third fastest lady on the day in 75m 4s, just ahead of Madeline Lewis.

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