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Barrow 10 in 10

The Barrow 10 in 10 Challenge started on Thursday. Anyone contemplating running a single marathon in the current heat wave would find it gruelling let alone to run on consecutive days. This year’s Challenge was particularly notable for Halstead’s Andy Wilmot who, at 74 years of age, completed his 750th marathon on day 2 of the series. He was accompanied [...]

Amazing feat of Endurance

James Smith completed an amazing feat of endurance at the weekend having been selected to take part in the West Highland Way race starting in Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow at 1 am Saturday morning and finishing 95 miles later in Fort William. The terrain is extremely rocky underfoot and naturally includes scaling some high peaks (14,760 feet of [...]

Weekend Results

Tom Porter ran his first trail marathon, the Orwell Challenge, finishing in 3 hours 39 minutes (photo attached). Sam Wolton travelled down to Devon for the Hope 24 hour race and managed to cover 50 miles in 23 hours and 40 minutes. Nicole Smith did the Hampshire Hoppit trail half marathon in 2 hours 16 minutes. The course included 1,000 [...]

Frost First (and Last) at Chicken Run

A small contingent of Road Runners did the Chicken Run on Sunday, organised by the Company of Runners, starting and finishing at the Five Bells in Colne Engaine. The 5 mile scenic trail was apparently named after the chickens in one of our club member's garden which runners went past en route. The reward at the finish was sausage and [...]

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The weekend started at the Felixstowe Friday 5 at Kirton. Wes Atkins and Stewart Ellis both ran fantastic pbs on the multi-terrain course breaking the 30 minute barrier. Wes finished in 29:16 knocking 45 seconds off his previous best with Stewart seconds behind in 29:24. On Saturday Sam Wolton made his annual visit to the Dartmoor ultra marathon. He covered [...]

Chairman Breaks PB

Halstead Road Runners’ Chairman Paul Hinsley ran an amazing PB of 3:16:08 at Edinburgh Marathon knocking 8 minutes off his previous best. Conditions were perfect with a sea fog keeping the sun at bay. Conditions weren’t so great for James Smith who, following on from his 50 mile ultra marathon on the North Downs last weekend, did the Boddington Marathon [...]

Short Runs and Long Runs

The main local race this weekend was the Braintree 5 which returned to its new venue of Chelmsford City Racecourse for the second year. Stuart Ashworth led the Road Runners home in a new PB of 36:11. Caroliena Cameron was first lady for the club in 38:49. She was followed by Leigh-Anne Porter in 42:26 and Lisa Clark who knocked [...]

Halstead Marathon 2018

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 rain. [...]

May Day 10 2018

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 Steve [...]

High Easter 10k

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 attached [...]