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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
23-02-20Tarpley 10 / 20m10 Miles & 20 MilesThurston Community College, IP
23-02-20Ellison Solicitors XC Leagueaprox 5 miles & 1 - HARWICH
01-03-20Essex 2020 MilesRochford
08-03-20Ellison Solicitors XC Leagueaprox 5 miles & 1 - Hadleigh
15-03-20Brentwood Half Marathon13.1 MilesBrentwood CM15 9DA

Tuesday training

DateTraining Description
18-02-206.30pm: Dennis - Resting pool (Vineway circuit) or Lian and Steve - 15 min fitness test 8pm: Elspeth - mile reps

Event reports

Date02-02-20
EventGreat Bentley Half Marathon
ReportAs usual entries for the Great Bentley half Marathon proved extremely popular with the full entry limit selling out within a couple of hours of becoming available. In the end 691 runners managed to complete the 13.1 mile distance on the day with 22 members of Harwich Runners among them. Conditions were good with earlier rain passing although most runners would have found the wind unhelpful, picking up towards the end of the run. Stephen Peck was the first Harwich Runner to reach the finish line on the village green. He was 16th overall in a time of 1 hour 16 minutes 39 seconds. Peck was the first finisher in the MV40 category and Harwich also claimed 2nd place in this category with Rob Reason only a short way behind in 1h 17m 14s. Jason Meachen had done a 48 mile ultra marathon the weekend before but had recovered enough to record an excellent time of 1h 21m 44s; finishing 39th overall and 4th in his age group of MV45. Simon Day was next home in 44th posting 1h 23m 11s and showing that he is looking set for another strong year. Jeff Higgon had a solid run to take 2nd in his age group (MV65) recording an impressive 1h 57m. Three of the Harwich Runner contingent managed Personal Best times on the mostly flat course. Steve Manley bettered his only other half marathon time, from the hilly Ipswich course last September, by a huge 25 minutes to record 1h 50m 20s. On the day he finished just a few seconds ahead of Helen Benham who managed to lower her previous best by over 6 minutes. Also recording a new best time was Ruth Benham who beat her Ipswich 2017 time by over 3 minutes to post 2h 1m 21s. Other notable runs came from Stuart Raffle who was just 8 seconds slower than at the same race 12 months earlier and Ian Bolton who was not too far off his best set at Colchester last March. Elsewhere recently Lee Allen travelled to Freethorpe in Norfolk completing a 10 mile race in 71m 18s as he works towards a marathon later in the year and Harry Young took on a challenging 10k at Hadleigh.

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