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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

30-01-22Harwich XC 5 miles Ardleigh
06-02-22Great Bentley Half marathon13.1 miles Great Bentley
20-02-22Hadleigh XC 5 miles Hadleigh
06-03-22Essex 2020 milesTBA
03-04-22Mayflower Harwich Half MarathonHalf MarathonHarwich

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
18-01-226.30pm & 8pm: Fartlek is Swedish for Speedplay. Working in groups have fun playing around with running at different speeds. Fun for all.

Event reports

EventSpringfield XC
ReportLast weekend saw the return of the Cross-Country league. After missing an entire winter last time round this run at Springfield was the first cross country league race since March 2020. Harwich Runners were well represented in both the Mens, Ladies and Junior races. Harwich were returning to Pool A where the first 8 men and 4 women score points for the team and the standard was very high. First to finish for the men in a field of 204 runners in a black and white vest was Stephen Peck in 8th. Matthew Friend was next home in 29th followed by strong runs from Nick Lawrie and Robin Brookes. Gary Donoghue, who had run a 10k PB of 40m 49s the day before at Victoria Park, was among the scorers in 74th and the Harwich scoring team was completed by Charlie McCarthy, Richard Newman and Simon Day. There were also strong supporting runs from Will Roxby-Clarke, Francis Mills and Andre Besant whilst Richard White competed in his first cross country race for the club. In the ladies race, Harwich had an impressive 17 ladies in the field of 126 which was their highest for many years. Karen Stapleton recorded her highest ever finishing position of 12th and was joined in the scoring positions by Nicola Challis (31st), Tracy Lawrie (53rd) and Penny Barrington (56th). Jodi Thomas and Alison Evans had really string runs and there were debut cross country runs for Natalie Carmichael, Jenny Evans, Mary Kennedy, Jenny Griffiths and Jean Weir With a difficult transition back to the top Pool always likely, the Harwich team placed 6th of the 6 teams, with Colchester Harriers the early leaders. For the Juniors, the race was over approximately a one mile distance. There were 8 girls from Harwich in the field of 53 with the highest placed finisher overall being Jemima Garner in 11th place. She was 5th in an U13 category which also saw Bella Ward running. Eleanor Newman was 5th in the U15 group whilst Daisy Ward was 1st in the U17 category. There were also 4 girls representing the club for the first time, all at the U11 age; Nancy Garner, Poppy Turner, Isabelle Race and Ruby Williams were the debutantes. In the boys race, Max Stapleton was 9th overall and 3rd in the U17 category. Thomas Richardson, Omar Jaballah and Jack Rowland, with his first race for Harwich, were also in action. The boys and girls both finished 4th as did the overall Junior team

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