Articles

Quiz Night

A quiz night has been arranged for Sunday 28th January 2018 at The Kings Head pub in Gosfield. Meet at 19:00 for a 19:30 Start. Teams of 6 (max). Any further info please speak to Big Bob.

Championship Performances All Round

The Essex Seniors Cross Country Championships took place on Saturday at Notley Country Park. Despite a frosty start to the day the off road conditions underfoot were extremely wet and muddy making it challenging going for the runners.

The ladies raced first over a 2 lap 5 mile course taking on Big Bird Hill before heading out to the fields. […]

NYD parkrun Double

Halstead Road Runners started their 2018 running in style yesterday at Great Notley parkrun. Conditions were extremely muddy and wet underfoot but that, and the previous night’s celebrations, didn’t deter the runners. Lizzie Griffiths made a welcome come back to do her first parkrun. Andy and Wendy Carter both finished first in their respective age categories.

New Year’s Day offers […]

Warm & Cold

Whilst conditions were bitterly cold at home this weekend, Ian Chandler headed to much warmer climes to run the Lanzarote Marathon. The route was out and back along the coastal roads and Ian said a nice way to end his running year. He completed the course in 4 hours 56 minutes (official photo).

Halstead Road Runnners were due to host […]

Essex Veterans Cross Country Championships

The off road action continued this weekend with the Essex Veterans Cross Country Championships at Writtle University College. The course was largely the same as the recent 53-12 League fixture but with a few changes and the first proper mud of the season!

Halstead fielded six ladies and four men at the event which attracts the best runners in the […]

Wes and Rachael Continue to Dominate at Cross Country

It was another cross country double header this weekend with the second of the Essex League fixtures at Hockley. The temperature had dropped considerably making it bitterly cold for runners and the ground extremely hard in places. The ladies were first to race with Rachael Roughan first back in 36th position. Leigh-Anne Porter finished well in 65th with […]

Speedy Snetterton

The inaugural Snetterton Half Marathon took place today at the Snetterton Race Circuit in Norwich. The course used a 7km circuit and consisted of 3 laps. It was perfect weather conditions for racing and all 3 Halstead men made the most of this to record a trio of PBs. Tom Porter was first back for the club in 1:27 […]

Essex Bronze for the Girls

The headline this week goes to our ladies team who secured bronze medals at the Stebbing 10 race today. Although he didn’t race today our amazing veteran Andy Wilmot was announced 2nd in the MV70 category in the overall Essex Grand Prix Championship for the second year running. Report below.

It was the final road race of the Essex Grand […]

Off Road

It was a beautiful morning for the second race in the 53-12 Cross Country League with bright sunshine and a slight chill in the air. The venue for the fixture was East Newhall Farm in Harwich with a change of race route from previous years meaning runners had an uphill start before navigating a succession of fields. Despite Saturday’s […]

Cross Country

The cross country season got off to a cracking start with a double header this weekend. Saturday saw the first Essex League fixture at Horseheath Point to Point racecourse. In this league the ladies and men race separately over different distances – approximately 6k and 8k respectively. This is a tough league with new clubs joining this season to […]