Whilst conditions were bitterly cold at home this weekend, Ian Chandler headed to much warmer climes to run the Lanzarote Marathon. The route was out and back along the coastal roads and Ian said a nice way to end his running year. He completed the course in 4 hours 56 minutes (official photo).

Halstead Road Runnners were due to host their 53-12 Cross Country League fixture at Gosfield School today but unfortunately had to cancel due to the snow and the poor driving conditions. The weight of snow had brought one tree down across the course. All the way round there were branches hanging across the paths at about 4 feet from the ground, so it would have been impossible to run. We also had several marshals who couldn’t get to the venue because their cars were stuck. Other marshals had walked from Halstead to try and ensure the event went ahead. We hope to re-arrange our fixture in the New Year.