It was the 24th running of the Halstead and Essex Marathon on Sunday organised by Halstead Road Runners. The event also serves as the Essex Marathon Championships so is always popular even with runners who have competed in the London Marathon only weeks previous. The weather is usually notoriously hot. However, conditions were perfect this year following some overnight […]
Whilst most of us were enjoying the sunshine with a cool beer in the garden, today was the first running of the Witham May Day 10 the race having doubled in distance from its previous incarnation as the May Day 5 miler. First back for the Road Runners was new member Ray Sharman in 1:16:13 followed closely behind by […]
Gavin Allen and Pete Robinson competed in the High Easter 10k road race today. In warm conditions and in a field of over 400 runners, the boys represented Halstead well with Robinson finishing in 4th position in a time of 35:03 followed closely by Allen in 5th position in 35:06. Allen also claimed the prize for 1st MV40. (Photo […]
The weather did a complete about turn from last weekend’s hot London Marathon, with very cold and windy conditions. Caroliena Cameron and Jo Roulson took on the Frinton and Walton Half Marathon. Caroliena finished in 1:45:26 with Jo knocking 4 minutes off her previous personal best in 1:55:29.
As predicted the sun shone on the runners taking part in the London Marathon making it the hottest London Marathon on record. Whilst the weather made for great conditions for spectators, it was brutal out on the course for those who have been training hard through the cold winter months. Plans for personal bests were replaced by staying hydrated […]
It was the third running of the Harwich Runners Bromley 10k on Sunday which incorporated the Essex 10k Championships. Despite the rain, conditions were good on a fantastically flat course that offers great pb potential. James Smith, running his first road race in a Halstead vest, set the bar in a new pb of 33.55. He […]
With the Virgin London Marathon fast approaching I thought you might be interested in our runners who are taking part this year.
This will be Tom’s first London Marathon and he’s very excited to be taking part. Tom was successful in getting his place via the public ballot. Training has been going well so far and Tom hopes to […]
The Easter weekend got off to a start with the Sudbury Fun Run on Good Friday. There are still no official results from this event so they will follow once available.
The long Bank Holiday weekend also offered some multi-day events. Marathon legend Andy Wilmot completed The Great Barrow Challenge Spring Quad of 4 marathons in 4 days – an […]
As hopefully you will all be aware, as of April 1st this year, the club is making use of the England Athletics online membership portal to allow our members to pay their subs online. The system allows each member to login and pay their membership fees directly. Once payment has been made, your England Athletics subscription will automatically be […]
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 […]