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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
04-03-18Essex 20m20 milesRochford
04-03-18Braintree Track Marathon26.2 milesBraintree Leisure Centre
04-03-18Colchester Zoo Stampede10k Colchester Zoo
11-03-1853-12 XC Halstead5 milesGosfield School
11-03-18Farmhouse Five For Females5 miles

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
27-02-18Mile reps

Event reports

Date18-02-18
Event53-12 XC Hadleigh
ReportHarwich Runners secured promotion back to Pool A of the 53-12 Cross Country championship at the first attempt and in the most commanding way possible. Five wins from five races left the rest of Pool B trailing and with one race remaining no one can now stop Harwich finishing top. Harwich took a slightly depleted team of 27 runners across to Hadleigh but still won Pool B comfortably. Although the weather was kind, there was plenty of mud underfoot and the slightly long course also contained some extra hills to challenge the runners. In the ladies race, Kate Hodgkiss finished a good 5th overall with Madeline Lewis also securing a place inside the top 20. Elspeth Knott completed the scoring trio for Harwich with the combined score safely ahead of nearest challengers Halstead. There were strong supporting runs from Nicola Flatt and Helen Benham which helped the team too. In the men’s race, the first black and white vest across the finish line was Rob Reason in 6th place whilst Graeme Knott also managed a top 10 placing. There was an impressive debut run for recent recruit Tim Brand who finished ahead of young Archie Barrington; both will be pleased with a place inside the first 30 finishers. With six men to score, Stuart Weaver and Charlie McCarthy completed the line up with all home within the first 64 places. Mark Rutter backed up the scoring team well and there was a good debut for Craig Robinson. Other notable performances saw a welcome return to race action for Richard Newman and a strong run from Mike Ball in his first race this season. In the accompanying Junior race Michael Knowles was the highest placed finisher for Harwich, taking 13th place overall and 8th in the MU15 category. Alexander McCreadie had a good run in the same category. The promising Eddison Barker had a terrific run to take 21st overall with a good run also from Eddie Cannons in the same MU13 group. Young Jamie Carter was again the highest placed representative of year 4 taking an impressive 43rd overall. Charlie Richardson, Charlie Newman and Samuel Barstow also did well for Harwich in the MU11 age range. Of the 54 girls that ran, 6 were from Harwich with Daisy Ward placed highest. There were also strong runs from Jemima Garner, Eleanor Newman, Isabella Ward, Molly Richardson and Eryn Lewis all in the FU11 category. Away from the Hadleigh mud, Valentina Burley travelled to Berkshire for the Wokingham half marathon. Hindered by a cold she did really well to post 1 hour 59 minutes 30 seconds, just 20 seconds outside of her personal best. David and Katherine Pleace took part in a charity 10 mile event at Dunton near Basildon. David completed the distance in 1h 47 with Katherine posting 2 hours exactly.

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