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 […]

Wine Anyone?

It’s been a busy and varied weekend starting on Friday night with Hazel Buist and Andy Owen travelling to Kirton for the first race in the Friday 5 series which was hosted by Felixstowe Road Runners. Heavy rain and storms greeted them on arrival but thankfully stopped just before the start. The first mile was off road and slightly […]

It’s All About The Girls!

Several Halstead ladies were at the Hatfield Broad Oak 10k on Bank Holiday Monday. This is a popular race which includes a fun run for the children and a fete in the churchyard. Despite the ongoing muggy weather there were some great results. Hazel Buist ran a fantastic personal best of 44.38. Second back for the ladies […]

Wilmot Wins Again!

Saturday saw the first running of the Kent Circuit Marathon which replaced the award winning Kent Roadrunner Marathon. Despite the name change much remained the same including the venue and the course which took place on the gently undulating, but perfectly smooth, private tarmac circuit at the Cyclopark near Gravesend. The course is a familiar one for several […]

PB’s Tumble

It was the second annual High Easter 10k today. The race starts and finishes in this pretty rural village on a fast and flat course. All proceeds from the race go towards the village’s Grade 1, 11th Century Church.

Tom Porter was the only male representative from the club finishing in 40.06. Caroliena Cameron was first for the ladies in […]

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Treena Harrington, fresh from her personal best at the Frinton Half Marathon the previous weekend, did the Colchester 10k on Sunday. Treena was pleased with a time of 52.48. Photo of Treena courtesy of Stuart Prestney.

Maurice Young has recently returned from Soria in Spain where he competed in the Sprint Duathlon European Championships. Soria is the beautiful provincial capital […]

Halstead Marathon 2017

Halstead Road Runners hosted the 23rd running of the Halstead and Essex Marathon on Sunday. For several years now the race has also served as the Essex County Marathon Championships.

The race sees many runners returning time and again including an ever present contingent from the 100 Marathon Club. Bob Parmenter, a member of the 100 Marathon Club and a […]

With Great Sadness

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Kieran Woulfe passed away early this morning aged just 64. Many current members didn’t know him but he was a member from the very beginning of HRR 32 years ago, a former chairman and one of the best runners we ever had, running 2:38 marathon and 1:14 […]


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