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A Busy Weekend for HRR

It’s been a very busy weekend for the Halstead Road Runners with a couple of high profile events so please feel free to cut content.

The annual Essex Road Relays took place on Saturday along the seafront in Harwich in good conditions. Halstead fielded just the one team this year in the hotly contended female V45 category. The first runner […]

Hosts Halstead shine in the mud

Halstead Road Runners hosted the final fixture of the cross country season at Gosfield School on Sunday. The recent snow melt and heavy rain meant conditions were extremely muddy and wet on the popular course through Broaks Wood.

There was a strong turnout for the Road Runners. Wes Atkins finished an outstanding season leading Halstead back in 14th position. Stewart […]

HRR goes OCR

Four of Halstead Road Runners newest members took on the Winter Nuts Challenge over the weekend. Winter Nuts is an Obstacle Course Race based in Surrey, with a reputation for being one of the most brutal and gruelling races out there. The four members have been keen OCR participants for a while now, and joined HRR to improve on […]

The Big Half

This Sunday saw the inaugural “The Big Half’ Half Marathon in London. Run by the organisers of the London Marathon, the 13.1 mile course which starts from Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark, was a popular choice for both amateur and professional athletes alike. With over fourteen thousand athletes taking part including Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins. […]

National Cross Country Championships & A Half

A small group from Halstead Road Runners made their way to London on Saturday 24th February to brave the difficult conditions in the National Cross Country Championships on Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath.  This iconic race is the goal for athletes from all over the country, this year 9742 a record number entered to run over 8 races.

The Senior ladies […]

Penultimate 53-12 Cross Country Fixture

It was beautiful weather for the penultimate 53-12 cross country fixture at Hadleigh, Suffolk yesterday. Despite recent heavy rain the course was surprisingly firm in some places compared to previous years. The organisers, Hadleigh Hares, had also added in an extra bit of steep ascent on the back hills making the course even tougher and slightly longer coming in […]

Relegation Woes for Halstead

The final fixture in the Essex Cross Country League took place on Saturday at Gloucester Park in Basildon. Despite some changes to the course, runners still had to take on the notoriously big hill with the men coming off worse scaling it twice on each lap from different angles as well as negotiating an extremely steep downhill section. The […]

PB Central

Stewart Ellis got the weekend’s racing off to a start at the Olympic Park 10k on Saturday. Ellis’s recent hard training paid off with him finishing in a time of 38.34, 20th out of over 300 finishers.

The big race of the weekend though was the ever popular Great Bentley Half Marathon. The race is usually an integral part of […]

RED January 2018

You may have heard of RED (Run Every Day) January. Three Halstead Road Runners took part in the challenge this year and I wondered if you’d be interested in their respective stories which may inspire some of your readers. I also attach a photo of them on the last day of the month at our club session celebrating their […]

Another Cross Country Double

The 2017/2018 cross country season appears to feature more double header fixtures than in previous years. This weekend started with the third fixture in the Essex League at Writtle. Whilst the course was a welcome change of route from other fixtures this season at this venue, conditions were extremely muddy underfoot. This was particularly evident for Leigh-Anne Porter whose […]