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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

30-09-18Colchester 15m15 milesLangham Community Centre
30-09-18Stowmarket Half13.1 miles
07-10-18Southend 10k10kSouthchurch Park East
07-10-18Martlesham 10/510k and 5kThe Green, Martlesham
07-10-18Lowestoft Half Marathon13.1 milesNess Point

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
25-09-186.30 Stinger Coach Claire GM

Event reports

EventRound Norfolk Relay
ReportHarwich Runners managed to assemble a team for the Round Norfolk Relay again this year. It is a 17 stage relay race starting and finishing at Kings Lynn and navigates the 198 miles around the county’s border. As well as being a test to see which team is fastest, a more realistic prize was available for the team that could predict their finish time most accurately. Harwich did not win this prize however as their runners collectively were almost 22 minutes faster than predicted. Mike Ball got the journey underway with a dawn start on the Saturday before passing on to Ellie Burke who ran her 14 mile leg 10 minutes faster than predicted in 1 hour 56 minutes 20 seconds. Anna Anderson, Niall Burke and Richard Newman all ran to form before David Pleace negotiated his almost 8 mile leg over 5 minutes ahead of schedule. Will Roxby-Clarke then gained a minute on a 9 mile leg finishing in Lessingham and with the team going well, decent runs from Sarah Roxby-Clarke and Matt Doran consolidated the good performance and took the race into Saturday evening. Stephen Peck was then 5th fastest over the second longest leg of day, covering just over 18 miles in a wonderful 1h 56m 46s bringing the team into Earsham. New member Paul Smith ran leg 11 as Saturday became Sunday and then it was Simon Day to tackle the longest leg of the race. Day covered the 19.67 miles from Scole to Thetford in an impressive 2h 13m, almost 9 minutes quicker than predicted. Robin Brookes was next to go before Justin Cooper-Keeble gained another two minutes as the team reached Wissington. Then the team finished in style. First Faye Elliott ran her 10.59 mile leg over 6 minutes quicker than expected to put the team back ahead of schedule. Then Elspeth Knott claimed the prize for the best Ladies Master graded performance with a strong 16th leg. Finally Jason Meachen rounded the race off with a quick final 11.73 mile leg gaining the team more time in the process . A total time taken of 27 hours 48 minutes 53 seconds was a success for the club who finished 45th out of the 60 competing teams.

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