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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

15-09-19Felixstowe Coastal 10 mile10 MilesFelixstowe Leisure Centre, IP1
22-09-19Simplyhealth Great East Run13.1 MilesIpswich Town Football Club
29-09-19Stowmarket Half Marathon13.1 MilesTomlinson Groundcare premises
13-10-19Perkins Great Eastern Run13.1 MilesPeterborough City Counil, PE1
13-10-19Saffron Striders 55 MileCarver Barracks, Wimbish, Esse

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
20-08-196.30 Hills 8.00 Hills

Event reports

EventHarwich 5k Series 5
ReportDuring the Harwich 5km series this summer the famous seafront wind had been conspicuous by it’s absence. It waited until the final race to make an appearance and really made it’s presence known. This made for an interesting race with runners able to produce a quick first half of the race followed by a battle into the wind on the way back. As a result only 6 of the 146 runners managed to beat their predicted time. The winner is the runner who manages to do that by the biggest margin and on this occasion it was Edmund Beaton, closely followed by Christopher Tye. 64 of the runners came from host club Harwich and in stark contrast to the previous 4 races in the series there was only one personal best recorded. That honour fell to Martha Spooner who joined the club this year and has steadily improved with each race, moving from 42 minutes 58 seconds in race 1 to 40m 11s in this last race. Whilst there were no other personal bests or even season bests there were a few others who came close. In form Claire Bransby ran 24m 8s, Ian Cannons 22m 31s, Julian Cordwell 30m 16s and Tanya Cane with 28m 35s were all close to their season best times. Also putting in strong performances were Richard Newman, Michelle Cooper-Keeble and Steve Manley. Simon Day remarkably managed to run inside 19 minutes despite having completed a marathon run in less than 3 hours only a couple of days previously. Fastest time on the night was recorded by Danny Millward of Colchester who managed a decent 17m 4s in the testing conditions. Fastest lady was Emma Drury of Sudbury who posted 19m 56s. With points awarded depending on finish positions the overall winner has now been determined. This year following an impressive return to form, Jason Meachen was the series winner. He started with a 20m 39s run in race 2 and improved to post two sub 19 minute times in the final two races. Claire Bransby was the leading female points scorer, just ahead of Harwich Runner newcomer Louise Brundle. 259 runners took part in at least one race with 66 completing all 5 of the runs between May and July Rob Reason posted the fastest time of the series with his impressive 16m 32s in race 4.. In the accompanying Junior race, run over a 1 mile distance with the youngsters trying to beat their predicted times, the winner was James Clarke whose rapid time of 6m 56s pulled him clear of second placed Mistie Henington and third placed Caitlin Harrison. Fastest girl on the night was Daisy Ward who ran her mile in 7m 8s whilst the fastest boy was Archie Henington in 6m 18s. 48 Juniors took part in at least one race and the overall winners of the series were Bertie Lewis and Alexandra Burls.

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