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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
19-06-18Harwich 5k Race 35kHarwich Rugby Club
22-06-18BURY FRIDAY 55 milesNowton Prk
24-06-18Henham 10K Fun Run10kHenham Primary School
24-06-18Horndon 10K10K
26-06-18Summer handicap5 milesLawford

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
19-06-186.30 group Cone racing using trees and grass. Running in pairs 5k series race 3

Event reports

Date02-06-18
EventHR24
ReportHarwich Runners staged and participated in a different type of event last weekend. They invited runners to discover how many miles they could cover in a 24 hour period, either on their own or as part of a team. The response was terrific with 54 runners taking on the challenge as a solo runner and 53 teams of between 2 and 8 people taking part. Taking place on a 2.5 mile off road course at Weeley the event ran from noon Saturday and was blessed with warm, dry conditions. The solo runner who completed the furthest distance was Nate Filer. His 46 laps equated to a colossal distance of 115 miles covered in the 24 hour period. Five members of host club Harwich also entered as solo runners. James Mann completed 67.5 miles whilst both Penny Barrington and Clair Block managed 50 miles each. Clare McKenna (27.5 miles) and Dean Splarn (22.5 miles) were the other two tackling the challenge on their own. Of the teams that entered there was no surprise that the team which covered the most distance was one of the teams with the maximum number of 8 members. They were from Harwich and between them they completed an impressive 200 miles in the time. Rob Reason, Steve Cooper and Simon Day all completed 30 miles each with Robin Brookes, Graeme Knott, Kate Hodgkiss, Claudine Benstead and Justin Cooper-Keeble all adding valuable miles to the total. Another team of 8 from Harwich managed to clock up 132.5 miles between them. Kris Dalby, Becky McCorquodale and Lian Meachen all ran 20 miles each supported by David Pleace, Marcus Turner, Katherine Pleace, Jason Meachen and Jez Downs. There were two teams of 6 comprised solely of Harwich runners. The all-female team of Madeline Lewis, Nicola Flatt, Claire Bransby, Helen Benham, Anne Herbert and Ruth Benham all ran at least 25 miles each and completing 152.5 miles between them. Sadly Lewis missed out on an extra lap for the team, being timed out with mere metres of the lap to complete. Managing 160 miles between them were Elspeth Knott, Matt Doran, Ian Cannons and Will Roxby-Clarke who all ran 27.5 miles each with a further 25 being added by Sarah Roxby-Clarke and Richard Newman. Fastest lap of the day was by in form Harwich Runner Gavin Race, who sped round in 14m 4s to help his social team. Andrew Thorn and Anna Young tackled the challenge as a duo. Thorn completed 40 miles and Young 52.5 giving them an impressive 92.5 miles between them. Finally a team of 4 runners consisting of Jeff Higgon, Ann Piercy, Jo Higgon and Katie Holmes picked off a very good 117.5 miles in total.

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