Monday Night Trail Run (3rd December 2018)

Big Bob will be taking a group out this evening (3rd December 2018) for a trail run. If you would like to join, meet at clubhouse for a 7pm departure like normal but please remember to bring a head torch, trail shoes and the usual high viz. Distance currently unknown but presume it will be between 6-9 miles (ish).

Busy Weekend for HRR

Hilly Fields in Colchester was the venue for this year’s Essex Vets Cross Country Championships. It was a proper cross country event in every sense of the word with mud, plenty of hills and rain. There was a great attendance level across the board with almost record entry levels. This year chip-timing was introduced together with weather proof numbers which [...]

Latest Results

It was the third fixture in the NESS cross country league at Harwich yesterday. The course is always a tough one mainly on muddy fields. However, this year it was even more challenging as the usual welcome fast downhill finish was now an uphill one! This was even the case for the Junior Race which saw Martha May finish 6th in [...]

Gosfield Gauntlet

Halstead Road Runners hosted the inaugural Gosfield Gauntlet trail half marathon and marathon on Sunday. The event proved extremely popular with the half marathon over-subscribed.  Both distances started at Gosfield School taking in local trails before heading back through Broaks Wood to finish.  The weather on the day offered perfect chilly but dry conditions. In the half marathon race Craig [...]

Remembrance Weekend

It was the second fixture in the Essex Cross Country League this weekend at One Tree Hill a venue which offers a tough course which lives up to its hilly name. Conditions were slippy and muddy underfoot with the men in particular having difficulty safely navigating some tight corners. Rachael Roughan (29), Leigh-Anne Porter (64) and Anna Bambridge (77) took [...]


It was the second fixture in the NESS cross country league hosted by Witham Running Club at Notley Country Park, always a popular local venue. Conditions were perfect for runners who had to scale Big Bird Hill initially from the back before heading out round field edges and then from the front before completing the loop again. Halstead went into [...]

Cross Country

The 2018/2019 cross country season kicked off with a double header weekend. Halstead fielded full teams at both fixtures which was a fantastic start.   The first fixture in the Essex League was hosted by Southend AC at Hockley in crisp, sunny conditions on an undulating course. The ladies raced first with Rachael Roughan leading the way for Halstead in [...]

Jam Packed!

It was a jam packed day of racing today in unseasonably warm conditions. Amongst the results were some fantastic firsts and new pbs. There were 2 big local events; the Wix 5 which also hosted the County 5 mile championships and was the last fixture in this year’s Championship series. The race saw a particularly large field of runners. No [...]

Tiptree 10

The Essex 10 mile road championships took place at the Tiptree 10 today. The Halstead Road Runners were out in force at the event and a number of them had successful runs setting new personal bests. The first to do so was Wes Atkins who finished in 1:04 with Tom Porter (1:06) and Steve May (1:08) also setting new personal [...]

Charlotte takes on Cardiff

This weekend saw the ever popular Cardiff half marathon in Wales. Attracting  25,000 entrants, it is now the second largest half marathon in the UK after the Great North Run and is also the Commonwealth Championship Half Marathon. Conditions in the Welsh Capital were perfect and Halstead Road Runner Charlotte May took to the Cardiff streets after 4 months of hard [...]