Relays at Harwich

Halstead Road Runners fielded 3 ladies’ teams at the Essex County senior and vet road relays which took place at the seafront at Harwich over an officially measured 5km course. Whilst runners benefitted from the wind on the outward leg, the return was tough. However, the competitive, yet good spirited, atmosphere resulted in personal bests being set for some […]

Press Report

Halstead Road Runners were out in numbers this weekend taking on the half and full marathon distances.

There was a great turn out and support from club members at the popular Colchester Half Marathon. There were some fantastic performances and several personal bests set with Jim Clark leading the way. Steve May and Laura Marfleet both knocked double figures off […]

Essex 20

The Essex 20 is excellent preparation for runners training for London or another spring marathon. The race is a challenging 3 lap course with a mile long testing hill half way through each lap. The weather was more suited for cross country rather than road running with torrential rain and strong headwinds.

The race is also part of […]

3rd for Hazel

Doris may have done a disappearing act but conditions remained windy for racing this weekend. Hazel and Jon Buist, away for the weekend in Derbyshire, took part in a brand new half marathon and 10k race around the undulating, traffic-free trails surrounding Carsington Water Reservoir. The route offers stunning views of the Lake and Peak District countryside. Following on […]

Thank you

The club would like to thank Andy Carter, Bob Langley and Nicole Smith for all their hard work this year. They have, between them, organised the rabble of Halstead Road Runners to bring some strong teams to all the Cross Country fixtures, across both the Essex and 53-12 Leagues. Halstead have been very successful this year securing promotions for […]

Cross Country and a Half

The cross country season came to a close this weekend with the final fixture in the 53-12 league at Notley Park. This is a very familiar local venue for the Road Runners so attracted 25 members of the club as well as several supporters.

Racing in unseasonably mild conditions, runners scaled Big Bird Hill twice from different angles before navigating […]

Essex Cross Country

Halstead Road Runners put in a superb performance at the final fixture in the Essex Cross Country League at Gloucester Park in Basildon. The course involved several steep climbs, sticky conditions under foot and freezing weather.

The ladies raced first with Hazel Buist (29th) showing she can compete with the best in Essex, followed closely by Rosie Atkins (35th) and […]

Great Bentley and the Bog-gle

The Great Bentley Half Marathon is a popular race as the flat course offers excellent conditions for those hoping for a personal best. This year’s race was no exception with Rosie Atkins, Jonathan Buist, Tom Porter and Heidi Worf all improving on previous times and Wesley Atkins and Leigh-Anne Porter racing the distance for the first time.

Caroliena Cameron completed […]

Cross Country

A brave trio of Halstead Road Runners took on the Southern Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath on Saturday. The race boasts a spectacular start which makes for impressive viewing for spectators as the runners charge forward cresting the long hill. Over 1,000 men from across the South of England participated in the famously muddy and hilly […]

Road Runners make light work of hard ground

Bob Langley tested out the Penrith parkrun during a weekend break in Cumbria. This was the veteran 60 ace’s first ever parkrun and it was an extremely successful venture. Langley placed 12th overall claiming age category honours in the process and recording the third fastest time for a V60 on that course in a time of 20 minutes and […]


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