Halstead Road Runner Stewart Ellis claimed an impressive 5th place in Saturday’s Great Cornard 5k Park Run. The 2 lap course was made tougher due to the hot and humid weather conditions, however Ellis powered through finishing in a time of 18:47.

Neil Wilson took on Southends Half Marathon on Sunday. Running strongly Wilson finished well up the field in a time of 1:27:40.

With marathon regular Andy Wilmot in his final preparations for his forthcoming Great Barrow Challenge of 10 marathons in 10 days, Dan Smith was the sole marathon runner this weekend. Running in Wednesday’s ‘Who Ya Gonna Call’ marathon at Walton-On-Thames, the 26.2 mile course ran along the beautiful Thames toe path, in hot humid conditions Dan finished in 4hrs 31mins. On Sunday Dan headed to North Norfolk for the Poppyline Marathon, along the stunning coast line Dan completed the 26.6 mile trial marathon in 5hrs 36mins.