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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 [...]

Cross Country & More

Halstead Road Runners hosted the Essex Cross Country Relays at Gosfield School last weekend. It was a large scale event with 125 full teams participating in the senior race. For the men Pete Robinson, Gavin Allen, James Smith and Wes Atkins finished in 7th position out of 51 teams which is a fantastic result for the club.  Nathan Roulson, Gavin Ripton, [...]

Pretty Miserable

It's been a pretty miserable weekend weather wise but that didn't stop a hardy few getting out for a run. Bob Langley was 4th overall at Clare parkrun on Saturday and 1st in the MV60 age category in a time of 20:50. Caroliena Cameron, John Warne, Phil Jeffries and Chris Bell did the High Roding Trail run on Sunday. It [...]

German Glory for Porter

It was a busy weekend on the race circuit for the Halstead Road Runners, with international success for two. Tom Porter and Nicole Smith both raced in the 45th Berlin Marathon. This marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and see competitors from across the globe including the elites. Porter was thrilled to achieve a new personal best [...]

Weekend Report

On Saturday Ladies Captain Charlotte May and Axel Voigt celebrated their 50th park run at Great Notley.  It was a course pb for Axel in 29:03. Charlotte was joined by her family, one of whom was visiting from Australia.   The Colchester Zoo Stampede Half Marathon was a success for Steve May who got a new pb of 1:36:12 on the [...]

Weekend Report

The main event of the weekend was the annual running of the Essex Way Relay starting in Epping and finishing in Harwich some 81 miles later.  The route is split into 10 sections of varying distances with 10 runners to a team.  It is a fantastic event and there were over 70 teams participating this year from clubs across the [...]