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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
17-07-20Summer Handicap5 milesVirtual
31-07-20HRTLC - Number 65km, 7.2km or 10kmVirtual
04-08-20Harwich 5k Series 15kHarwich Rugby Club
18-08-20Harwich 5k Series 25kHarwich Rugby Club
01-09-20Harwich 5k Series 35kHarwich Rugby Club

Tuesday training

Sorry, the next block of training will be posted shortly!

Event reports

Date15-03-20
EventEssex 2020 Road Relays
ReportThe 2020 edition of the Essex Road relays took place last weekend at Colchester with a large collection of the county’s best runners in attendance. Harwich managed to field 6 teams in total, 3 male and 3 female, all running legs of 5km in distance. In the ladies race there were teams in the Open, V40 and V60 categories. The open team was led out by Nicola Challis in a decent 24 minutes 46 seconds with Jodi Thomas (26m 4s) and then Helen Benham who was the fastest Harwich lady on the day in 23m 54s. Their combined time of 1 hour 14m 44s placed them 27th overall ladies team. The V60 team came a close second in their category to a team from Orion Harriers. Elspeth Knott, Anne Herbert and Christina Pretty were the trio who all performed well in that category. The V40 team were up against some strong competition, with Colchester Harriers taking the top two spots but Valentina Burley, Muriel Oatham and Claire Lawrence all ran well for Harwich. Of the 3 men’s teams for Harwich, two ran in the Open category. The first quartet had an opening leg by Sam Gooding-Matthews who completed his leg in 19m 52s. Harry Pitham continues to show much promise, he was next to go in 20m 9s with Josh Newlyn following him and clocking a swift 18m 21s. Taking the anchor leg was Jason Meachen who again showed his strength with a time of 18m 35s. This team placed 17th overall in the men’s competition. The second team in the open competition got off to a very fast start with Matthew Friend recording the quickest time by any Harwich Runner on the day with an excellent 17m 19s leaving the team 12th after the opening leg. Ben Hammond, Jules Lawrence and Robin Brookes completed this quartet of runners who eventually finished 25th out of the 34 open teams. The other male team was a collection of V50runners consisting of Gary Donoghue, Steve Manley and Kim Pretty.

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