Bumper Weekend

It’s been a bumper weekend for the Halstead Road Runners. The big team event, and one of the highlights for Essex running clubs, is the annual Essex Way Relay starting in Epping and finishing 81 miles later in Harwich. This year saw the largest field to date with approximately 690 runners participating. It’s a great day out for both […]


Ian Chandler took on the SVP100 on Saturday. The Stour Valley Path (SVP) is a 100km (62 mile) long footpath starting in Newmarket in Suffolk and ending near Manningtree in Essex. The path is renowned for being extremely scenic.

114 runners started the race with just over 67 finishing. Chandler placed 35th overall in a time of 14 hours […]

Cheque Presentation

Each year Halstead Road Runners donates a large percentage of the profits from the Halstead and Essex Marathon to local good causes. The charities to benefit from the money raised this year are:

Halstead in Bloom
Halstead Day Centre
Farleigh Hospice
St Helena Hospice
The Tabor Centre in Braintree
TAPS (Travel Aid for Parents of Sick Children)

Cheques for £100 have also been sent to each […]

Spitfire Scramble 2017

Halstead Road Runners returned to the Spitfire Scramble 24 hour race this weekend at Hornchurch Country Park. The event tests runners’ speed, endurance and teamwork in the only event of its kind in the London area.

Due to the growing popularity of the race, the organisers had moved the event village to a larger field but the course remained the […]

Half, 10K, Friday 5 and a Tri

Despite the heat it’s been another full on weekend of racing with several club members setting new personal bests over a variety of distances.  It was the last of this summer’s Friday 5 series which was hosted by Great Bentley running club.  This is always a popular event due to the flat course.  Caroliena Cameron finished the series in […]

10 in 10

The Great Barrow Challenge is an annual event of 10 marathons in 10 days taking place just outside Bury St Edmunds.  There are 5 different routes of a minimum distance of 26.2 miles.  They are a mixture of road and trail, all of which take in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.  The event is now in its 9th year and […]

3rd for Rachael!

The Great Barrow Challenge of 10 marathons in 10 days started on Thursday with several Halstead Road Runners taking part in one or more of the races. Full results to follow next week. One update from John Warne who has so far run on 3 consecutive days doing the Wickhambrook Marathon on Thursday in 4 hours 47 minutes, Thetford […]

Jimmy Wins for Halstead at Mersea Island

We had a couple of firsts this weekend. Mel Candler was first lady at Great Notley parkrun on Saturday. The parkrun were celebrating their 3rd birthday and we are also very proud of our Octogenarian Brian Collins who was named runner up Most Inspirational parkrunner. James Smith won the tough Mersea Round the Island race today. Report below and […]

It was a warm one!

Dan Smith took another step towards his 100th marathon on Thursday racing at the 2012 Olympic rowing venue at Dorney Lake. The course offered no shade and claimed a number of casualties due to the heat. However, seasoned marathoner Smith finished in 4 hours 52 minutes.

There were a couple of 10k races on offer on Sunday. Rachael Roughan […]

Another PB for Hazel!

The second of the Friday 5 series of races was hosted by Stowmarket Striders. The course was predominantly on road and took place in rather warm conditions. Andy Owen was first back for the Road Runners in 32.22 followed by Stewart Ellis making a welcome return to the racing scene in 33.27. Ashley Hood finished in 34.02 with Simon […]


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