Essex County Cross Country Championship

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Essex County Cross Country Championship

Saturday marked the Essex County Cross Country Championship at Woodford Green. A muddy 5 mile course for the ladies and a gruelling 7 miles for the men. Halstead Road Runners competed in a very competitive field, which boasted many county and national standard athletes. The ladies team put in an impressive performance to finish 11th out of 18, whilst unfortunately the men’s team failed to field the required 6 athletes so despite some spirited individual runs, they failed to score.

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Mel Candler 56th

Hazel Buist 59th

Wendy Carter 65th

Rosie Atkins 73rd

Nicole Smith 98th

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Richard Candler 110th

Jon Buist 123rd

Sam Wolton 134th

Andy Carter 165th[/one_half]

Sunday proved fruitful for Bob Langley and Andy Wilmot who both took age group honours in the Cold Christmas to Good Easter Trail Marathon. Bob Langley made very light work of the wet muddy 27.2 mile course to finish in a very impressive 4:4o to take 1st place in the Male Vet 60 category. Meanwhile Marathon legend Andy Wilmot scooped 1st in the Male Vet 70 category with a time of 6:20.