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Ivan Filchev and Nathan Roulson did the 38th Box Hill Fell Race in Surrey on Saturday. Box Hill is notorious for being a challenging incline whether you’re scaling it on 2 wheels or 2 feet! The race was 12km long with 640metres of elevation and was challenging not only because of its profile but also its diverse underfoot conditions ranging [...]

Double Header

It was a double header cross country weekend for the Halstead Road Runners which kicked off with a trip to Epping Forest. The course was extremely muddy in places. The ladies had their best result in the league this season finishing 2nd on the day with Rachael Roughan (22) heading up the scorers followed by Wendy Carter (58), Anna Bambridge (63) [...]

Essex Senior Cross Country Championships

The 2019 race calendar got off to a start with the Essex Senior Cross Country Championships at Writtle College on Saturday. For the first time, in line with UK Athletics recommendations, men and women raced over the same distance of 10k instead of the previous practice of men running 12k and women 8k. As Essex is one of the first [...]

Marathon Man

Marathon Man Andy Wilmot returned to the Great Barrow Challenge in Suffolk for the Xmas Triple Tipple marathon series to end 2018.  Wilmot is amazingly consistent in his pacing and finished the consecutive series of 26.2 milers as follows: Friday (Highwayman’s course) 5 hours Saturday (Kirtling course) 4 hours 58 minutes 19 seconds Sunday (Clover course) 4 hours 59 minutes [...]

Chilly XC

Horseheath Point to Point course was the venue for the 3rd fixture in the Essex Cross Country League and the last cross country race before Christmas. The venue is completely exposed to the elements leaving the runners to deal with some bitterly cold and extremely windy conditions. Rachael Roughan led the way for the Road Runners’ ladies in 29th followed [...]

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 [...]