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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
31-03-19Braintree 5 miles5 milesChelmsford City Race Course
07-04-19Lowestoft 5 mile prom dash5 milesEast point pavilion
09-04-19I can run Ipswich 5K5kChristchurch Park
14-04-19Bungay Marathon/half/10k26.2miles/13.1miles/
14-04-19Bromley 10k10kLittle Bromley Church

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
26-03-196.30 Figure of Eight 8.00 Hill reps on distance Coach Miranda

Event reports

Date24-03-19
EventColchester Half Marathon
ReportIn stark contrast to recent weeks, the conditions were perfect for the Colchester half marathon last Sunday. Starting at the football ground the route climbs up to the town centre before heading out through Severalls to Langham and back into the finish. The field was strong and Harwich Runners’ Rob Reason had to battle for his 6th place finish; his time of 73m 29s was his quickest since 2012. There were many personal best (PB) times achieved by the sizeable Harwich contingent. One of the biggest improvements was by Matthew Friend who knocked around 10 minutes off his previous best to post 80m 15s. Close behind was Gavin Race who improved by almost a minute to 81m 10s. Claudine Benstead has moved away but was back to claim 1st place in the FV55 category; her time of 92m 1s also her quickest in a long time. Jo Higgon ran her fastest time since 2012 and was 3rd in the Fv60 group with a time of 2 hours 6 minutes. Also well placed category-wise was Kim Pretty who was 7th in the MV60 group, recording a time of 1h 52m 41s in his first half marathon in Harwich colours. Others running their first half marathon in the clubs colours were Mark Higgs (94m 32s), Ellie Haynes (1h 44m 25s), Deborah Smith (2h 10m), Alison Manley (2h 35m) and Trevor Lewis (1h 48m) although Lewis has run this event before. Among the other big PBs were Christina Pretty who improved by 12 minutes to 2h 6m and Andrew Thorn whose time of 1h 46m 59s was around 10 minutes quicker than he has managed before. There were new PBs for Karen Stapleton (1h 46m 28s), Andrew Carter (1h 49m 50), Zoe Orr (2h 24m) and Angela Walton (2h 13m) For Helen Benham her time of 1h 57m was a 7 minute improvement whilst Jules Lawrence continues to improve with another couple of minutes shaved off his best to now stand at 1h 43m 21s. Also running his fastest half marathon in a Harwich vest was Jez Downs (1h 51m 52s). This was the ninth running of the race and Simon Harrison has completed all nine, finishing in 85m 21 this year. Also going well were Lee Allen (90m 4s), Chris Payne (93m 57s) and Will Roxby-Clarke (98m 16s).

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