Fabulous ladies’ team winning at the Sudbury Fun Run

There was success for the Halstead ladies at the Good Friday Sudbury Fun run with the powerful trio of Rachael Roughan, Caroliena Cameron and Mel Candler winning the ladies’ team prize. The race was Candler’s first time over the 5 mile distance on the road meaning she also achieved a personal best giving it everything to dip under the […]

Hot Hot Hot

Racing conditions this weekend were unseasonably hot for the Halstead Road Runners both home and abroad making it particularly difficult for those runners taking on the marathon distance.

Dan Smith headed to the glamorous location of Ibiza for their inaugural marathon which attracted a field of over 2,500 runners. Despite wearing factor 50 and a hat Smith suffered […]

Busy Weekend for HRR

A very busy weekend for the Halstead Road Runners and some great performances including a sub 3 hour marathon in Manchester from Richard Candler, another Essex Championship medal for Bob Langley, age category honours for Andy Wilmot at Bungay Marathon and first lady at Notley parkrun for Rosie Atkins. Unfortunately no photo of Richard so I’ve attached photos of […]

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 […]


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