Muddy Conditions In Harwich

Sunday saw the third race in the 53-12 Cross Country League series at Harwich. This popular race in the series with its muddy, wet sticky conditions is a real test of endurance. Halstead fielded strong male and female teams and scored well, with Bradley Doe, Stewart Ellis, Nathan Roulson and Don English scoring for mens team, while Kathryn Bronson and Hazel Buist scored for the ladies team, however it wasn’t enough to stop them slipping to 3rd in the league. There are 3 races to go following the postponement of Hylands Park, as Halstead look to move up the table. (Pictured Bradley Doe leading the way, Photo by Katrina Leaney)

Pool B

1 Hadliegh Hares 17
2 53-12 14
3 Halstead Road Runnes 13
4 Tiptree Road Runners 7
5 Mid Essex Casuals 6
6 Colchester and Tendring 3


Jim Leaney running stronger than ever ran in Saturday’s rather frosty Great Notley Park Run. Less than a year after an horrific injury where he broke his leg, Jim ran the course in a PB time of 23:08.

Bradley Doe 20:27
Jim Leaney 23:08
Mick Purkiss 28:44

Halstead Road Runners meet on a Wednesday evening at 7:15pm at Courtaluds Sports Ground, Colchester Road. If you are interested in joining please contact club captains Jim Clark 07921 312361 or Jenn Langley 07769 997189, for further information.